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Top Headlines: Election Day Recaps; Ala. Business Climate Scores Well

Kay Ivey coasts to full term as governor Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who became the state's governor last year when her predecessor resigned in a...

Top Headlines: Election Day Arrives; Waterfront Dining Opportunity in Mobile

Groundbreaking to be Nov. 16 for Mazda-Toyota plant The groundbreaking date has been set for the $1.6 billion auto plant to be built in Huntsville...

Top Headlines: Burr & Forman makes acquisition; CPSI profits exceed expectations

Mazda executive discusses Alabama’s role in company strategy The U.S. is Mazda’s No. 1 priority, a company executive told representatives of Alabama’s automotive industry Thursday....

Top Headlines: BCA presents Chairman’s Award; See where Alabama ranks in bad student debt

Montgomery gets first taste of its sweet F-35A money The U.S. Air Force has tapped Montgomery’s Maxwell Air Force Base to receive $18 million for...

Top Headlines: Auburn University goes to Gulf Shores; What you need to know about...

The Lodge at Gulf State Park built for toughest storms A $140 million seaside hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park will open Friday...

UAB Works at Superconductors to Halt Electrical Spills

UAB research aims to end electrical spillage through experimental superconductor materials.

Top Headlines: Harbert wins huge contract; Auburn looks to bolster manufacturing workforce

Harbert wins contract to build U.S. embassy in New Delhi The United States has awarded the contract to construct its new embassy building in New...

Mercedes Rolls New GLE, Breaks Battery Ground

Top executives of Mercedes-Benz visited Tuscaloosa in October to witness new milestones.

Top Headlines: Huntsville Preps for New Auto Plant; SSAB Invests Big in Mobile

Feds chide Mercedes, claiming slow recall action The U.S. government is investigating Mercedes-Benz, alleging that the German automaker has been slow to mail safety recall...

Top Headlines: GM, Trump at Odds on Electric Vehicles; Birmingham Hosting Tech Expo

GM breaks with Trump on electric vehicle plan The Trump administration wants to end California’s requirement for automakers to sell more electric cars in the...

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Building Innovator Ready to Power Up

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Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Sky’s the Limit Now for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Turner Construction Co. recently topped out Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, a project that broke ground in October 2017 and is set...