Top Headlines: Trump honors Wickles Pickles, Oyster harvest to open Monday

Trump honors Wickles Pickles, others
Wickles Pickles, a Dadeville company, is one of the products U.S. President Donald Trump honored as part of the annual Made in America Showcase. This year’s in-person event was canceled because of COVID-19, but the president issued a statement congratulating Wickles Pickles and the others. –

Oyster harvest to open Monday
Oyster harvesting season will open Oct. 12 and run through Nov. 7 in Heron Bay near Dauphin Island. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is confident, despite Hurricane Sally, that harvesters will have a good season.  –

Troy, UAB will collaborate on PPE research
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Troy University a $3.5 million grant to continue its research on recycling personal protective equipment. Troy’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences will collaborate with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering. – Troy University 

Calhoun, UAH start dual nursing degree program
Calhoun Community College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville have created a dual nursing degree program that will allow students to earn their associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing simultaneously. The new program was announced in a virtual ceremony.  – The News Courier

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Study: International trade supported 1 out of 5 Alabama jobs
A study from Business Roundtable and Trade Partnership Worldwide found that international trade supported 534,600 jobs in Alabama in 2018, representing more than 1 out of every 5 jobs in the state. From 1992 to 2018, the share of jobs tied to trade in Alabama has increased by 115%. – Business Roundtable 

New Orleans coffee company opens in Alabama
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans opened its first Alabama shop in Spanish Fort. The company plans more shops, including three in Mobile and Baldwin counties. –

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