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Survey: Optimism Abounds As Alabama Business Owners Project Hiring, Wage Increases

Survey: Optimism Abounds As Alabama Business Owners Project Hiring, Wage Increases

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

A tight labor market and mounting economic enthusiasm among business owners could equal more jobs and higher wages for Alabama workers in the next six months.

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Hyundai Power Transformers To Expand In Alabama With 86 New Jobs

Hyundai Power Transformers To Expand In Alabama With 86 New Jobs

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Hyundai Power Transformers USA is investing $33 million to increase production at its manufacturing facility in Montgomery, creating 86 jobs.

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Bello Moments At Birmingham’s Bettola

Bello Moments At Birmingham’s Bettola

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

James Lewis has made a name and a niche for himself in a city that is increasingly famous for its food.

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Alabama Power Hosts Education Event At Honda Indy Grand Prix Of Alabama

Alabama Power Hosts Education Event At Honda Indy Grand Prix Of Alabama

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Students from across the region will head to Barber Motorsports Park for the seventh annual Alabama Power education event, in advance of this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

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On This Day In Alabama History: William Rufus King Died

On This Day In Alabama History: William Rufus King Died

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 18, 1853: Alabamian William Rufus King served as vice president of the United States for only a few weeks before he succumbed to tuberculosis

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Pizitz

Alabama Legacy Moment: Pizitz

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments”  are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

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Uab Heartbeat Project Keeps Man’s Memory Alive

Uab Heartbeat Project Keeps Man’s Memory Alive

| April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Steven Eaise was 47 years old when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015. The loving husband, father and musician went through chemotherapy and was in remission for about a year when the cancer returned. This time, it had metastasized throughout his body.

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Alabama Trade Mission Team Seeks Business Connections In South America

Alabama Trade Mission Team Seeks Business Connections In South America

| April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a team of state business leaders on a trade mission in South America this week, aiming to forge new relationships and find new markets for their goods and services.

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Parade Magazine Recognizes Alabama Solar Project

Parade Magazine Recognizes Alabama Solar Project

| April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

A solar energy project in Chambers County, built in partnership with Alabama Power, was among 50 green initiatives – one from each state – recognized in the latest issue of Parade magazine.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Bay Of Pigs Invasion Began

On This Day In Alabama History: Bay Of Pigs Invasion Began

| April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 17, 1961: At dawn, some 1,200 Cuban exiles, using U.S.-supplied weapons and landing craft, stormed ashore at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba in a doomed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro

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Innovate Birmingham Prepares Students For Tech Jobs

Innovate Birmingham Prepares Students For Tech Jobs

| April 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The 28 graduates of an Innovate Birmingham program are “the full definition of getting it right” according to Birmingham’s mayor and “how workforce development is supposed to work” according to an Alabama Power executive.

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Jackie Robinson Day In Birmingham Remembers The Legendary Baseball Player

Jackie Robinson Day In Birmingham Remembers The Legendary Baseball Player

| April 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Michelle Clemon has been a baseball fan for only two or three years. But the Yale University product has long appreciated history.

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Fairhope Soap Is A Bath Bomb Of An Alabama Maker

Fairhope Soap Is A Bath Bomb Of An Alabama Maker

| April 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Fairhope Soap Company (Fairhope and Foley)

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Alabama’s Plant Farley Gets High Marks From Federal Regulators For Safe, Reliable Operation

Alabama’s Plant Farley Gets High Marks From Federal Regulators For Safe, Reliable Operation

| April 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

For more than 40 years Farley Nuclear Plant has provided safe, reliable and affordable energy to Alabama Power customers, and 2017 was no exception.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Ladies Memorial Association Created

On This Day In Alabama History: Ladies Memorial Association Created

| April 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 16, 1866: On this day, a group of prominent Montgomery women gathered at the Court Street Methodist Church

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