Top Headlines: Survey, Alabama Among States Best Prepared to Bounce Back, Blue Origin Test Capsule Will End up in Huntsville

Survey: Alabama among states best prepared to bounce back
Alabama ranks in the top third of states with the most potential for small businesses to bounce back post-pandemic, according to a new study by WalletHub. The state ranks 17th in the survey, which looked at areas such as the share of small businesses operating in high-risk industries to small-business credit conditions. – WalletHub

Blue Origin test capsule will end up in Huntsville
The New Shepard rocket, a capsule that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin successfully tested this week in that company’s preparation to launch humans into space, will be donated to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. In Wednesday’s test flight, the capsule’s 15th launch and probably its last, Blue Origin strapped dummies into place to see how well a crew could get in and out of the capsule. – WUSA 9

Restaurants scrambling to find workers
As COVID-19 restrictions relax and restaurants begin more typical operations, some owners are asking patrons to be patient with them, because they are shorthanded and having trouble finding workers. Some say the shortage is occurring because stimulus benefits make it more enticing for workers to stay home.  –

River Bank & Trust names Dothan president
Joe Sanders has been named Dothan Market President for River Bank & Trust. River Bank & Trust is one of the largest state-chartered banks in the state, with 18 locations and assets of more than $2 billion. – Dothan Eagle

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