Top Headlines: UAB’s role in Remdesivir trials, Union workers protest TVA layoffs

U.S. probing tire imports from South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had opened investigations into vehicle tire imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to determine whether the tires are being sold at less than fair value…. The investigations were in response to petitions filed in May by the United Steelworkers (USW). Goodyear’s Gadsden plant is being shuttered this month after layoff of 4,000 USW-represented workers in recent years. — Reuters

Honda’s Alabama-made models in top tier of American-Made Index
Honda was the only foreign-owned brand to make it into the top tier of the 2020 American-Made Index. Honda’s Odyssey, Ridgeline and Passport models, all produced in Alabama, ranked fifth, sixth and seventh in the 2020 AMI, respectively. — The Detroit Bureau

Clinical trials of inhaled version of Remdesivir to begin
Gilead Sciences announced Monday plans to begin clinical trials of an inhaled version of the drug Remdesivir. Study on the use of the drug for treatment of coronavirus infection was done by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. — New York Times

Alabama Shipyard wins $23.7 million Navy overhaul contract
Alabama Shipyard LLC, Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a $23.7 million contract regular overhaul and drydocking of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply. — Marine Log

Union workers in Huntsville protest TVA layoffs
Union workers held a protest in Big Spring Park Tuesday complaining the Tennessee Valley Authority is making layoffs and saying more are expected. — WAAY

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Jacksonville State University names president
The Jacksonville State University (JSU) Board of Trustees today confirmed Dr. Don C. Killingsworth, Jr. – a two-time JSU graduate and acting president since Oct. 22, 2019 – as the university’s 13th president. — JSU News

Decatur’s Gemstone Foods names new president and CEO
Gemstone Foods, LLC, a growing protein supplier, has announced the immediate appointment of Jeff L. Power as President and Chief Operating Officer. — Business Wire

Cigna Michigan deal like Huntsville Hospital pact
Cigna Corporation recently partnered with Priority Health — the second largest health plan in the state of Michigan…. Cigna has teamed up with several healthcare systems for bolstering partner networks in a bid to serve several regions in the United States. Last week, it collaborated with Huntsville Hospital Health System, which is the second largest healthcare facility in Alabama. — Zacks

Alabama home sales decline in May
According to the Alabama Association of Realtors, May home sales in Alabama decreased 15% year-over-year from 6,392 to 5,434 closed transactions. — Alabama News Center

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