Top Headlines: Mueller finds no collusion, Port of Mobile continues improvements

After two-year probe, Mueller investigation finds no collusion
Attorney General William Barr said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation did not find sufficient evidence to establish that President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice, or that the president’s campaign coordinated with Moscow’s efforts to influence the 2016 election. In a four-page letter to top lawmakers, the top Justice Department official summarized key findings from Mueller’s historic investigation. – CNBC

Infrastructure improvements moving ahead at Port of Mobile
The Alabama State Port Authority’s Port of Mobile is busy augmenting its expanded container terminal facility, operated by APM Terminals, with additional major infrastructure developments getting under way, while Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in late February proposed a statewide infrastructure rebuilding initiative to include financing Mobile ship channel enhancements. – AJOT

New twist: Lottery may happen because Poarch Creeks give thumbs up
Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels has a couple of thoughts about raising the tax to pay for infrastructure repair and construction. “I think what many may not be aware of… the numbers started out at 26 cents and we were able to get it down to ten cents. I feel that it is reasonable. And there are possibilities for the legislature to pass a lottery bill. Chances seem to be good this year, because the Poarch Band of Creek Indians has come out in support of the idea. – WHNT

Hibbett Sports CEO planning to retire
Hibbett Sports CEO Jeff Rosenthal plans to retire once the company has selected a successor. The Birmingham-based company announced the move Friday, saying Rosenthal will remain president and CEO through the search and transition. He will also assist the company board with the search, and remain on the board after. –

That check you got from the state may not be from the state
State officials are warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent checks. Attorney General Steve Marshall and State Comptroller Kathleen Baxter say checks that appear to be from the State of Alabama Department of Finance have been sent out across the country, mostly through priority mail. A letter with the check contains several lies, saying it is a sign-on bonus for a job acquired online. – WPMI

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Ford ends U.S. production of Taurus, yet again
Ford ended production of the Taurus for North America just this month, but the nameplate lives on in China where Ford’s been selling a next-generation model since 2015. The Chinese-market Taurus is based on a stretched version of the CD4 platform found in the Fusion, as opposed to the outdated D3 platform that underpinned our Taurus, and it’s positioned as a luxury cruiser. – Motor Authority

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