Category: Primary

Alabama AG files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer
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Alabama AG files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of OxyContin and other opioids, becoming the latest state seeking to hold drug companies accountable for an addiction epidemic. Alabama Attorney General Alabama Steve Marshall filed the lawsuit in Montgomery federal court against Purdue Pharma, L.P. and its...

US trade gap hits $566 billion in 2017, highest since 2008
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US trade gap hits $566 billion in 2017, highest since 2008

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit hit the highest level in nine years in 2017, defying President Donald Trump’s efforts to bring more balance to America’s trade relationships. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the trade gap in goods and services rose to $566 billion last year, the highest...

Daily News Digest – February 6, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 6, 2018

Good morning! Today is February 6, 2018 – 240 years to the day since France recognized the United States as an independent nation and became our first ally. Here is your Daily News.  1. Don’t freak out Rough couple of days on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 1,175 points yesterday – the largest...

US economy fundamentally strong despite stock market plunge
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US economy fundamentally strong despite stock market plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of fear about inflation and higher interest rates has sent stock prices tumbling and raised concerns about corporate profits. On Monday, a plunge of over 1,100 points in the Dow Jones industrial average capped two days of losses that have erased the stock market’s gains for the year. Yet the...

Lawmakers get subpoenas for campaign finance records
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Lawmakers get subpoenas for campaign finance records

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama legislators have received subpoenas for campaign finance records in what appears to be an attorney general’s review of campaign spending. At least two lawmakers confirmed to The Associated Press that they had received subpoenas from the attorney general’s office for campaign spending records — but...

House Republicans working to plan to avert another shutdown
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House Republicans working to plan to avert another shutdown

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just next year. In the meantime, House GOP leaders are grappling with the need to pass legislation to avert another government shutdown at midnight on...

Bipartisan immigration bill surfaces, Trump knocks it down
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Bipartisan immigration bill surfaces, Trump knocks it down

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan immigration proposal surfaced Monday in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter. Firing back, one senator pushing the narrowly focused compromise said Trump’s “unconstructive engagement” has hurt congressional efforts to strike a broader deal. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and...

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Daily News Digest – February 5, 2018

Good morning! The Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl and their fans are celebrating by laying waste to their city and hurting themselves. Here’s to the City of Brotherly Love! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Monday, February 5, 2018. 1. About that memo The dog finally caught the car Friday when a previously-classified...

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Eufaula unveils fish monument

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is known for its unusual memorials and statues, and the city of Eufaula is adding to the list with a monument to a fish. Officials in the lakeside town on the Georgia border have unveiled a 12-foot-tall replica of a largemouth bass to celebrate its claim as the “Big Bass...

COLUMN: After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentives potholes
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COLUMN: After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentives potholes

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News In the wake of the massive 4,000-job Mazda-Toyota project announcement and with state unemployment at record lows, Alabama is experiencing historic economic momentum. Yet, looking ahead, state leaders are concerned that legal potholes could threaten Alabama’s ability to compete for the next big jobs opportunity down the road. One...