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Disappointment fuels optimism

Despite losing out on $650-million facility, state’s bio consortium keeps moving forward When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last fall that the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) was headed to Manhattan, Kan., the news did not go over well in Mississippi. The state was among the five finalists for the $650-million research facility that would have brought ...

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Twitter is catching on with all segments

Users can keep updated with others by subscribing to them, gaining followers Every business is, or should be, considering new ways to branch or market.  Experimenting with new marketing outlets can be a very risky hike, as well.  One new social networking and micro-blogging service has provided a path that, while one cannot say is less traveled, is proving to ...

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Prius predicament

While Toyota moves forward with new technology for the Prius, Mississippi hopes it isn’t left behind with the economy Last week, Toyota unveiled the third-generation Prius hybrid in Japan, with 80,000 of the vehicles already pre-ordered. Mississippi officials hope the splash made overseas will produce a tidal wave that will reach North Mississippi. The Toyota Plan in Blue Springs is ...

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American television is going digital on Feb. 17. Or is it?

American television is going digital on Feb. 17. Or is it? In 2005, Congress mandated that broadcasters switch from analog to digital broadcasts. In addition to being more efficient, digital frees up valuable chunks of wireless spectrum. The newly available room on the airwaves can be used for commercial wireless services as well as for emergency-response networks. For those households ...

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