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Top Headlines: Birmingham-based bank purchased; Carnival staying in Mobile;

Florida bank to buy National Commerce Corp. in $850M deal CenterState Bank Corp. on Monday announced it will purchase Birmingham-based bank National Commerce Corp. in...

Top Headlines: Bentley-Collier Trial Date Set; Farmers Worried About Trade Tensions

Judge sets March 4 trial date for Bentley-Collier case A lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by his one-time law enforcement secretary will...

Bellefonte developers now want $1B in incentives The developer seeking to complete Bellefonte Nuclear Plant and bring it to an electricity-producing status for the first...

Top Headlines: How Will the Trade War Affect Alabama?

State’s business leaders bemoan trade war uncertainty Alabama steel producers appear to be winners so far in the Trump administration’s trade fights, and the state’s...

Top Headlines: Mazda Breaks Ground in Huntsville; Birmingham Startup Offers Fuel Delivery

Mazda Toyota breaks ground in Huntsville It was an event rich in promise and prosperity, the moment when the gigantic automobile manufacturing plant worth more...

Top Headlines: BJCC Renovation Takes Shape; New Spire President Named

Design team set for $125M BJCC renovation The Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority has finalized the design team for the $125 million renovation of Legacy Arena...

Top Headlines: How Trump’s tariffs will affect Alabama; Lottery conversation returns

Huntsville moves goal line for Remington requirements The city of Huntsville has struck a new deal with Remington Arms Company in an effort to salvage...

Top Headlines: Supreme Court Justice Visits Mobile; Nuclear Power Plant Saga Continues

Judge Sotomayor christens Navy ship in Mobile U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor helped christen a U.S. Navy ship on Saturday in Mobile. The USNS...

Top Headlines: Drummond Sale Canceled?; Seafood Industry Slumping

Possible sale of Drummond assets in Colombia canceled Alabama-based coal miner Drummond Co. has canceled the possible sale of at least a portion of its...

Top Headlines: Former AGs Salute Sessions; Business Incubator Opens in Baldwin County

Former U.S. attorneys general salute Jeff Sessions Serving as U.S. attorney general is the honor and the challenge of a lifetime. We are three former...

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