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IMF's Lagarde: China's slowdown is 'healthy'

Business News - 4 hours 59 min ago
Christine Lagarde avoided blaming China for lackluster global economic growth on Thursday, framing the country's deep slowdown as the "healthy" result of needed reforms.

MSU’s Lee Falls At Riviera/ITA; Enters Consolation Friday

Bulldog Beat - 6 hours 54 min ago
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – After winning three straight matches to advance to the main draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, Mississippi State's Jasmine Lee dropped her opening-round match there on Thursday and will open consolation play Friday.

SeaWorld can expand tank, with limits on whale breeding

CNN - 6 hours 59 min ago
The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved SeaWorld's $100 million plan to double the size of its killer whale habitat, despite the pleas of animal activists to release the behemoths into the ocean.

Categories: National News

Indiana ATO frat shut down after sexually explicit video surfaces

CNN - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:45pm
The charter of an Indiana University fraternity has been revoked after a video surfaced allegedly showing members cheering on a brother involved in a sexually explicit act with a woman.

Categories: National News

Lyft battles Uber for drivers with new perks

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:30pm
Lyft and Uber aren't just competing for passengers. The ride-hailing companies are also in a fierce battle for drivers.

Navy salvage unit to help hunt for wreckage

CNN - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:24pm

Categories: National News

On-demand economy like 'Wild, Wild West'

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:22pm
Flexibility, livable wages and room for growth. These are just a few things that make up a "good" job.

Former Apple CEO on making of Steve Jobs movie

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:43pm
Former Apple CEO John Sculley is a long-time fan of Aaron Sorkin. So when the legendary screenwriter approached him for script research on "Steve Jobs," Sculley was very happy to help.

Bulldog Volleyball Set For SEC Showdown Against Missouri

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 9:16pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Looking to keep the momentum rolling after a thrilling five-set victory last Sunday against South Carolina, the Mississippi State volleyball Bulldogs (12-5, 2-2 SEC) host the Missouri Tigers (14-1, 2-0 SEC) on Friday, Oct. 9, to close out a three-match home stretch.

Meet Your Diamond Dawgs: Elih Marrero

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 7:03pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – During the fall, will interview select Mississippi State newcomers as an introduction to the MSU fanbase.

Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race

CNN - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:21pm

Categories: National News

AT&T turns on Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone users

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:19pm
If you're an AT&T customer with an iPhone 6 or newer -- you can now make calls over Wi-Fi.

Congressmen: We can't trust hacked federal agency to hold sensitive data

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:47pm
Now that hackers have stolen millions of federal personnel records, two Congressmen say the government agency that lost them should no longer be trusted to protect sensitive documents.

Verizon to add $20 to grandfathered unlimited data plans

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:26pm
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DraftKings and FanDuel ads seem to be everywhere on TV because they are

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:23pm
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Train to breathe like a pro athlete

Health - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:20pm

Categories: Health

Legendary investor Bill Gross sues Pimco for hundreds of millions

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:13pm
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NSPARC to assist State of Mississippi with SNAP administration

MSU News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:09pm

Contact: Carol Gifford

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A major research unit at Mississippi State University is playing a critical role in how the State of Mississippi delivers nutrition assistance.

The National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) and the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) were recently awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop an algorithm to facilitate data usage that improves the quality of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families, and provides economic benefits to communities.

“The use of data has become a big factor in the way government agencies function and operate. This project will put MDHS on the cutting edge of developing methods to improve the quality of program implementation,” said Domenico “Mimmo” Parisi, executive director of NSPARC.

According to Parisi, the project’s main objective is to make sure SNAP funds are used to their fullest potential for the benefit of those in need.

“This project is an example of the innovative partnerships that a university can develop with state government,” he said.

“NSPARC, as a university research center, acts as an innovation branch in Mississippi, reaching out to partners with policymakers and stakeholders by conducting research to improve systems that can lead to better program results.”

The three-year project will continue through 2018.

For more about NSPARC, visit Parisi may be reached at 662-325-9242.

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Wall Street isn't worried about Hillary Clinton's plan

Business News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 5:02pm
Hillary Clinton unveiled her big plan to curb the worst of Wall Street's excesses on Thursday. The reaction from the banking community was a shrug, if not relief.

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