OSU MS BAnDS Students Rank in Top 5 at National Competition

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Oklahoma State University students Britton Firth, Conrad Harker, Shelby Moses and
Weston Parker from the Spears School of Business master’s in business analytics program
scored in the top five at the Humana-Mays Healthcare Analytics Case Competition, hosted
by the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.

For the third year in a row, OSU students finished in the top 10 percent of the highly
competitive event that allows master’s degree students to showcase analytical skills
by solving real-world business problems utilizing healthcare data.

This year, more than 750 master’s level students competed virtually, representing
75 major universities in the U.S.

“Coming into this competition, my team and I knew it would be quite the commitment,”
Harker said. “Luckily for us, the Business Analytics and Data Science program readily
prepared us

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YO! App Links Consumers, City Businesses with Rewards – Business Journal Daily

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There is a new app that enables Mahoning Valley residents to shop local within the city of Youngstown — and be rewarded.

YO! app was launched Friday morning at Common Goods Studio, a small business at 2000 Canfield Road. “The idea of the app is to support small businesses,” said T. Sharon Woodberry, director of economic development for Youngstown.

Nearly 100 local businesses are working with the app, which is structured with a rewards program, called City Bites.

Rewards are earned with purchases made at those businesses with a registered credit, debit or prepaid debit card linked to a YO! account. Rewards may then be redeemed at registered businesses. All rewards are funded by the city of Youngstown and there is no cost to users or businesses.

“This app is just a fantastic example of how the city has been putting technology first,” said Lauren McNally, 5th

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Scholarship Funds, Women’s Business Center and Fanraiser Challenge at JSU | Jackson Free Press

John Nau, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., bestowed $1 million to Jackson State University to support STEM scholarships and to name the atrium in the JSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology building after Brig. Gen. Robert Crear, a 1975 graduate of JSU. Photo courtesy JSU

John Nau, president and chief executive officer of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., bestowed $1 million to Jackson State University to support STEM scholarships and to name the atrium in the JSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology building after Brig. Gen. Robert Crear, a 1975 graduate of JSU.

Crear majored in mathematics and received his commission as an officer through the Army ROTC Program at JSU. He served on the ground in Iraq as Commander of Task Force Restore Iraqi Oil, an organization he established, trained and led in 2003. In 2005, Crear organized and served as Commander of Task Force

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French business activity stronger than forecast in Nov -flash PMI

PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – French business activity expanded at a faster-than-expected pace in November, initial estimates in a monthly survey show, as the services sector of the euro zone’s second-biggest economy saw its fastest growth in almost four years.

Data compiler IHS Markit said on Tuesday that its flash purchasing managers index (PMI) for the French services sector in November came in at 58.2 points, up from 56.6 in October.

The reading for the services sector beat a forecast for 56.0 points, and moved the index further above the 50-point threshold which marks an expansion in activity.

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The flash PMI for the French manufacturing sector in November rose to 54.6 points, from 53.6 in October, also beating a forecast for 53.0 points.

The flash composite PMI index for November, which includes both the services and manufacturing sectors, rose to 56.3

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