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TODD SMITH — Tech, telecom & wheels, oh, my, rule top 50 brands

What’s in a brand? The good ones smell sweeter than a rose, to borrow from the famous William Shakespeare line. Brands – and names – are big business, and getting bigger by the year. Companies spend copious amounts of time, positioning and money to build their brand identities and establish their brand voice – especially the big consumer companies. Recently, ...

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Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as traders kept a close watch on impending U.S. tariffs on Mexico while trade talks with Beijing remained at a standstill.Japan’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% to 20,832.46 while the Shanghai Composite index lost 0.5% to 2,848.34. The benchmark in Shenzhen, a smaller, more domestic-oriented market, tumbled 1.5% to 1,471.73. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng ...

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Mississippi man leaves $642K to county school district

A Mississippi man who died in April left more than $642,000 to the Harrison County School District. News outlets report the donation by 84-year-old Darrell Saucier is the largest in the district’s 63-year history. Superintendent Roy Gill says there isn’t yet a concrete plan on how the money will be used. He says the money has been deposited in a ...

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Trial set in federal suit over mental health in Mississippi

The federal government’s effort to force Mississippi to change its mental health care system is going to trial Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department sued the state in 2016. It says Mississippi breaks the Americans with Disabilities Act by forcing too many people into state hospitals and not providing enough services in the community. The state says its system is legal ...

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Nissan odd man out in partner Renault’s FCA merger decision

Some Japanese are using an old expression to describe how Nissan was left out of talks that led to the proposed merger between its French alliance partner Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: “kaya no soto.” That translates to “outside the mosquito net,” or the unlucky person outside the net, getting bitten while others are safe inside. In other words, the ...

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Mississippi Capitol hosts funeral of former US Sen. Cochran

Flags in Mississippi are flying at half-staff to honor a Republican former U.S. senator who brought billions of dollars to the state. The first of two funeral services for Thad Cochran is taking place Monday at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. The second is on Tuesday at a church in the city. Cochran was 81 when he died Thursday in ...

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ANALYSIS: Mississippi says mental health demands exceed law

There’s a man, 68 years old when a federal government expert met him, who at the time had been admitted to one of Mississippi’s state mental hospitals 46 times in his life. That man is an exemplar of the case the federal government will seek to make during a bench trial that’s scheduled to start Tuesday before U.S. District Judge ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Debate strategy puts lid on issues

Important issues in the Republican primary for governor are getting short shrift. The second Republican gubernatorial debate is scheduled for June 7th at Southwest Community College in Summit. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will again be a no-show. He skipped the first one held April 2nd at Mississippi State University too. His absence kept the first debate off television and, apparently, ...

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1 of 9 Dems leaves Mississippi governor’s race, backs Hood

One of the nine Democrats running for Mississippi governor is withdrawing from the race and throwing his support to the candidate who has raised the most money in that primary. Phillip West is a former state representative, former mayor of Natchez and former Adams County supervisor. He issued a statement Thursday saying he is supporting fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim ...

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Former US Sen. Cochran’s funeral set for Mississippi Capitol

A funeral will be held next week in the Mississippi Capitol for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who represented the state for 45 years. Cochran died Thursday at a veterans’ nursing home in Oxford, Mississippi. He was 81. Coleman Funeral Home says visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the University of Mississippi Robert C. Khayat Law ...

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