Top Headlines: Gibson Distilling releases patriotic whiskey, Gas prices on the rise

Shipt CEO Kelly Caruso is getting to know Birmingham
The first time Kelly Caruso heard of Shipt was Dec. 13, 2017 – the day Target bought the Birmingham startup for $550 million. And her first experience with the same-day delivery app was as a customer in Minnesota, with two teenage boys. It was a snow day for her sons, Cooper and Hogan, and it was a revelation for her. –

Alabama Futures Fund attracts fintech startup
Another high-potential startup has been lured to Birmingham by early-stage investor Alabama Futures Fund, which recently helped attract a legal tech startup from Atlanta. This time, fintech startup Prepaid2Cash, a company that buys back prepaid and gift cards from consumers for cash, will relocate its headquarters from San Francisco. – Hypepotamus

Gibson Distilling pulls out patriotic whiskey for July 4
Gibson Distilling in Headland is out to make drinking Alabama-made whiskey not only tasty and fun, but downright patriotic. The distilling company recently released its latest offering – an unaged corn whiskey made with red, white and blue corn – just in time for the Fourth of July. – ANC

Gas prices about to get ugly, in part because of Iran
As July arrived, price monitoring site GasBuddy reported that stations around Montgomery were selling gas for about a nickel more than last week. But that bump on the first day of July could be just the beginning of a long, hot summer of price increases in Alabama. “…It may get ugly at the pump,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. – Montgomery Advertiser

Roofer, 15, dies first day on the job in Cullman accident
A 15-year-old child fell approximately 40 feet while working on a roof in Cullman. Police confirm the minor died as a result of the fall. Cullman Police received a call at 10:55 a.m. Monday of the accident. Officers tell us this was the 15-year-old’s first day on the job and he was working alongside his brother. The child was from Guatemala and lives in the Vestavia Hills area. He fell after stepping onto an unsupported section of the roof. – WIAT

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Alabama Controls joins Albireo Energy
Building automation and energy services provider Albireo Energy says it has added its eleventh company, Alabama Controls Inc., to its platform. The partnership will strengthen Albireo Energy’s geographic presence in the Southeast region by adding seven offices throughout Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. Alabama Controls is a certified Schneider Electric and Distech representative serving Alabama and surrounding areas. – News release

Start saving now: 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 tops $90,000
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will offer 760 horsepower for a starting price of $73,995. That includes a $2600 gas-guzzler tax, and it makes this supercharged V-8 Mustang $12,460 more expensive than the Shelby GT350. The base price is just the start, though: With its big-hitter Carbon Fiber Track package added, the GT500 tops $90,000, making it the most expensive factory street-legal Mustang ever made. – Car and Driver

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