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Stocks edge lower to put market on track for weekly loss

Stocks moved broadly lower in early trading On Wall Street Friday as investors again retreated to safer holdings in a market racked by fear and anxiety over trade disputes. The week has been especially turbulent as investors and central banks react to the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. The lingering conflict looms large over the prospects for ...

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Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street early Thursday as investors tried to shake off several days of volatile trading brought on by escalations in the U.S.-China trade war. Investors snapped up technology stocks in a signal that they are more willing to take on some risk after several days of fleeing to safer holdings, such as bonds. Microsoft rose ...

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US stock indexes slide as China’s currency hits 11-year low

U.S. stocks nosedived in early trading on Wall Street Monday as China’s currency fell sharply and stoked fears that the trade war between the world’s two largest economies would continue escalating. China let its currency, the yuan, sink to an 11-year low against the dollar and under the politically sensitive level of seven per dollar. A weaker Chinese currency can ...

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US stocks fall again, joining worldwide sell-off, on tariffs

NEW YORK — Financial markets around the world buckled Friday, and the S&P 500 was on track to close out its worst week of the year following President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China. China struck back and said Friday it will take “necessary countermeasures” if Trump follows through on tweets he sent Thursday that shocked ...

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Stocks slump after Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods

Stocks dropped sharply Thursday and bond prices spiked after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will slap a new 10% tariff on some $300 billion worth of goods from China beginning next month. The news erased a broad rally on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average from a gain of more than 250 points and fell as much ...

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Sanderson Farms’ Dr. Amy Batal oversees the diet for 510 million chickens per year

By BECKY GILLETTE Dr. Amy Batal, is known as “the mastermind behind Sanderson Farms’ innovative feed formulas.” Batal is an integrated poultry nutritionist who is the corporate nutritionist for Sanderson Farms, which processes 510 million chickens per year. Batal decides what ingredients they need to feed the chickens to get the best nutrition possible. “I work to meet all the ...

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Hancock Whitney’s growth continues with proposed merger with MidSouth Bancorp

By BECKY GILLETTE GULFPORT — Hancock Whitney Corp., the largest public company based in Mississippi ranked according to asset and revenue, had 3,933 employees, $28.2 billion in assets and $1.134 billion in revenue as of December 31, 2018. And now the parent company of Hancock Whitney Bank is poised to grow even larger with the merger planned with MidSouth Bancorp, ...

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. honored by 2020 Women on Boards

Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been named a 2020 Women on Boards Winning ‘W’ Company for the eighth consecutive year. Winning ‘W’ Companies are recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for having at least 20% of corporate board seats held by women. According to the latest 2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index, which measures companies on the Russell 3000 Index, ...

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Stocks rise after US deal with Mexico; car companies rise

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Monday on Wall Street after the U.S. and Mexico averted a trade war and potentially damaging tariffs, while several companies inked billion-dollar deals. The solid opening follows the strongest week for stocks since November. U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods after the nations managed to strike ...

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EastGroup jumps up to S&P MidCap 400 Index

Ridgeland industrial real estate investment trust EastGroup Properties Inc. is the newest listing on the S&P MidCap 400 Index, S&P says. The listing of EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP) will be under the Standard and Poor’s says MidCap 400 Global Industry Classification Standard Industrial REIT’s Sub-Industry index. Elevation from the S&P SmallCap 600 comes after multi-year growth in developing warehouse distribution ...

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