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Heat fries Sanderson Farms' quarterly sales

LAUREL — Poultry processor Sanderson Farms Inc. said today that its third-quarter profit fell 16 percent as sales dipped. The results fell short of Wall Street forecasts, and its shares dropped $2.16, or 5 percent, to $41 in pre-market trading. Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. said high temperatures were partly to blame for the quarter’s results, because the ...

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Ford expecting big jump in sales

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s revenues rose in the first quarter thanks to strong U.S. demand for cars and trucks, Ford’s Americas president Mark Fields said Tuesday. Fields didn’t provide numbers, which are expected to be released later this month. But it was more good news for the automaker, which is expected to report its fourth consecutive quarterly profit in ...

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Toyota's European sales plummet

BRUSSELS — Toyota’s sales in Europe slipped 20 percent in February from a year ago after the company launched a massive recall to fix faulty gas pedals, according to EU car makers’ sales figures released today. The company sold 42,234 cars in the 27-nation bloc in February, down from 53,233 the same month a year ago. It launched a worldwide ...

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Toyota reports sales exceed expectations

TOKYO — A high-ranking Toyota executive says the automaker’s North American sales spiked around 50 percent the first eight days of March as incentives helped lure customers after a series of embarrassing safety recalls. Don Esmond, senior vice president of automotive operation for Toyota Motor Sales, says that the early numbers surpassed the company’s expectations. Esmond says there is pent-up ...

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All major automakers, except Toyota, see sales soar

DETROIT — Toyota’s pain is its rivals’ gain. All major automakers but Toyota reported higher U.S. sales in February, and most took customers from the Japanese automaker, which has been struggling with a series of massive safety recalls. Toyota Motor Corp. said its U.S. sales fell 9 percent last month, while Ford, GM, Nissan, Honda and Hyundai all reported double-digit ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Leigh Anne Mason

Age: 34 Hometown: Natchez Education: Bachelor’s degree from USM in education with an emphasis in mathematics Current Position: Group sales specialist for the Natchez Convention Center and the Natchez Grand Hotel Leigh Anne Mason attended Copiah Lincoln Community College on a cheerleading and softball scholarship, earning all-state and all-region as a freshman.  She completed her degree at USM in Hattiesburg. ...

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