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Nissan cites progress in getting rid of showroom freebies

Carmaker insists it U.S. layoffs over ‘for now’ By TED CARTER Major Mississippi employer Nissan Motor Co. has decided its best bet for a U.S. recovery after a pair of awful quarters is not to sell more cars but to make more money from each car sold. Forget “market share” for now, said Nissan global controller and CFO-designate Stephen Ma, ...

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Youth a plus for Nissan’s Canton plant with high-tech transformation looming

Automotive expert says plant offers much-needed flexibility By TED CARTER The relatively young age of Nissan’s 16-year-old Canton assembly plant could help insulate it from company plans to cut global manufacturing capacity by 10 percent by spring 2022. The planned capacity reductions coincide with a collapse in operating profits halfway through Nissan’s fiscal year. Some of the blame for the ...

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Belhaven adds hospitality management degree

Belhaven University is now helping students advance into the multibillion-dollar industry of hospitability and is introducing its new Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. The hospitality industry is known as a service industry, and it has a broad category of fields that includes lodging, event planning, travel, theme parks, restaurants, transportation, cruise lines, and additional fields within the tourism industry. ...

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Citizens announces dividend for quarter

Citizens Holding Company announces that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of 24 cents per share payable Dec.31 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 17. This dividend will bring the total dividend for 2019 to 96 cents per share of common stock, the bank said in a release. Citizens Holding Company is a one-bank holding company and ...

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Shah joins Memorial Physician Clinics Coast Cardiology Center

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomed Manoj P. Shah, MD, in the practice of cardiology at Memorial Physician Clinics Coast Cardiology Center in Gulfport. Shah received his medical degree from The Medical College at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He completed his internship, residency and was fellowship trained in Adult Cardiology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. In addition, he completed ...

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Stocks slump as Trump says trade deal with China can wait

U.S. stocks fell sharply in early trading Tuesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year and threatened to impose tariffs on French goods. Trump said he has “no deadline” for a deal and didn’t mind waiting until after the election next year to make one. Investors had been hoping for ...

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Bloomberg back in Jackson to tout criminal justice reform

Michael Bloomberg — presidential candidate, billionaire and former mayor of New York City — is visiting Jackson. He is scheduled to speak at a criminal justice reform roundtable with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, as well as community leaders. Bloomberg, who last week announced his run for the Democratic nomination for president, will be at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural ...

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Federal court hears felon voting rights case in Mississippi

A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process. Six convicted felons are pushing to have their voting rights restored through a lawsuit filed in federal court in Mississippi. They have argued that the ...

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Mississippi sheriff objects to county jail’s closing

A Mississippi county is closing its jail in two weeks because of financial problems. News outlets report the Issaquena County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to close the regional correctional facility. Board of Supervisors President Eddie Holcomb says the jail is a financial drain on the county. The facility, which holds about 300 inmates, will close Dec. 17. Issaquena County ...

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Mississippi city mayor says won’t seek another term in 2020

The mayor of one Mississippi city says he will not seek a second term in 2020. Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell made the announcement during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening. The Natchez Democrat reports that Grennell said the ceremony was bittersweet because it was the last tree lighting he would attend as mayor. Afterward, he confirmed to the newspaper that he ...

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