Top Headlines: Raytheon to cut 15,000 jobs, Gas tax increase Oct. 1

Raytheon to cut 15,000 jobs
Huntsville’s Raytheon Technologies will cut 15,000 jobs among its subsidiaries, President and CEO Greg Hayes told shareholders. Hayes said the cuts will come at Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace. – WAFF-48

Hospital breaks ground on new cancer center
North Alabama Medical Center has broken ground on a $13 million cancer center. The Florence facility is scheduled to open in early 2022. – WHNT-19

Gas tax increase will go into effect Oct. 1
Alabama’s gas tax will rise 2 cents per gallon beginning Oct. 1. It’s the second phase of tax increases under the Rebuild Alabama Act. – WBRC-6

Bed, Bath & Beyond will close two Alabama stores
Bed, Bath & Beyond will close 63 stores in 29 states, including a store in Birmingham and one in Alabaster. The company will eventually close up to 200 stores. –

CDL of AL has record application rate
CDL of AL, located in Summerdale near Gulf Shores, has announced a record-high application rate for its commercial driver’s license program. Commercial truck driving has risen in popularity during the pandemic, CDL of AL says. – Massachusetts Newswire

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