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Wall: economic recovery should be steady, slow

RIDGELAND — Look for a slower than normal economy recovery, rising long-term bond yields, stocks to break out of a two-year losing streak and inflation to remain low in 2002. “We began (2001) bruised,” said Stacey Wall, an economist and investment advisor, and president and CEO of Pinnacle Trust in Ridgeland. “And we ended the year battered — a year ...

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Get organized and quit looking for things

Stephanie Davis of Jackson, a professional organizer, has a simple formula for helping businesspeople realize the costs of poor organization and time management skills: “The average executive will spend an average of 150 hours per year looking for things,” Davis asserted. Work out those costs per hour on an executive salary, Davis said, and people begin to regard organizational skills ...

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Bulls run at Northeast Mississippi Economic Forecast Conference

TUPELO — National economists were bullish about the Northeast Mississippi economy, particularly the furniture sector, at the economic forecast conference held Jan. 24 in Tupelo. “The South may already be in the beginning phase of a rebound,” said Donald Ratajczak, CEO of BrainWorks Ventures in Atlanta, which invests in new technology-based businesses. “2003 could be a very interesting year. 2002, ...

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Roadway’s biz ‘just like old Pony Express’

MERIDIAN — When Roadway Express put its break bulk/distribution terminal in Meridian in 1975, the company validated what local leaders had advertised for a long time: that the city is ideally located for that type facility. J. D. Peeples is district manager of Roadway. From his Memphis office, he oversees the Meridian operation. “Meridian is a strategic location for us ...

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New Year’s resolutions boost travel in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — When tourism sales manager Kristie Godwin was addressing Christmas cards for the Hattiesburg Convention & Visitors Bureau last year, she had an idea. Why not send New Year’s cards touting resolutions that would remind travelers about the various things to do and see in the Hub City? In December, about 6,000 cards were mailed with Top 10 New ...

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