Top Headlines: Toyota unveils sedan to take on Tesla, State tackles bridge, road improvements

Toyota unveils revamped hydrogen sedan to take on Tesla
Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a completely redesigned hydrogen-powered fuel cell sedan on Friday in its latest attempt to revive demand for the niche technology that it hopes will become mainstream. Japan’s biggest automaker has been developing fuel-cell vehicles for more than two decades, but the technology has been eclipsed by the rapid rise of rival battery-powered electric vehicles. – Reuters

Montgomery real estate agent fired over post-election ad
A real estate agent was fired after posting an advertisement encouraging people to use his home selling services if they were upset after the Montgomery election when the voters elected an African American to be mayor. “Hey Montgomery, Don’t Like The Election Results?? CALL ME!! Let’s SELL That Home While The Market Is HOT!,” the Facebook ad with an eXp Realty logo said. – Montgomery Advertiser

Council member “no shows” delay vote on new Carnival deal and budget
A specially called Mobile City Council meeting was over as soon as it started. “There is a lack of a quorum. It takes at least five members to move this great body forward,” said City Council Vice President Levon Manzie. There were not enough council members to take action on a new three-year deal with Carnival Cruise Line. Despite no approval, Mayor Sandy Stimpson will sign the ceremonial contract when the Fantasy returns on Monday — ahead of the council’s vote Tuesday. – Fox10TV

State to spend $30 million on list of bridge, road improvements
Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that more than $30 million in funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. The funding is made available through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II), a new program created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. – AL News Network

Chase to open first Alabama bank in Auburn Oct. 29
Chase will open its first branch in Alabama on Oct. 29 in Auburn. The branch is located at West Glenn Avenue and North College Street, within walking distance from the Auburn University campus. And Chase said it plans to open a Birmingham branch within the next year. Earlier this year, Chase announced plans for an Auburn branch, one of up to 90 new branches in new markets. –

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The $4.99 Costco rotisserie chicken, examined in deep dive
At the back of Costco’s stores, past the televisions, jewelry, jumbo-sized ketchup jugs and tubs of mixed nuts, is one of the retailer’s most prized items: The rotisserie chicken that costs just $4.99. The chickens have become almost a cult item. 91 million were sold last year, double the number from a decade earlier. They have their own Facebook page with nearly 13,000 followers. – CNN Business

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