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Top News Links: Thursday, Dec. 28

Doug Jones certified as winner of special election

Doug Jones was certified by Alabama's state canvassing board today as the winner of the Dec. 12 special election for the U.S. Senate, despite a last ditch legal challenge by opponent Roy Moore. The certification by the canvassing board made up of the governor, secretary of state, and attorney general, came after a judge denied Roy Moore's request to halt certification of Jones' win in the Alabama U.S. Senate race. – AL.com

Report: C-Class production in Vance may end by 2021

The C-Class has been a staple for the Mercedes-Benz brand since its introduction in 1994, particularly in the U.S. where it consistently records strong sales. But after a short stint at Mercedes’ manufacturing facility in Vance, the company could be looking for a new production facility for the vehicle altogether. According to a report from Automotive News, production of electric vehicles in Alabama could force the C-Class out of the country. – Motor1

Governor kept saying it: Alabama was open for business in 2017

There were rumblings of big projects and smaller ones, still ambitious and important to their communities. It was a year, as Gov. Kay Ivey said many times, when the state showed it was "open for business." These are the state's top 20 business stories of the past year. – AL.com

Hyundai rolling out voice-enabled virtual assistant

Hyundai plans to have a voice-enabled virtual assistant system in its vehicles by 2019. The new technology is set to be unveiled next month, according to an announcement from the company. With the words "Hi, Hyundai," a driver can use voice commands for everything from planning a schedule to adjusting the heat and air. – AL.com

Agriculture industry struggles with chicken issues

The national discussion on how U.S. agriculture should act and look will continue to evolve as it always has. The debate started almost a decade ago and now appears headed to the highest court in the land. At the heart of the issue: How well should chickens be treated? – Southeast Farm Press

Southern Research fund helps find new path in coal region

Southern Research’s Prosperity Fund is working to create jobs and boost economic activity in Alabama’s coal region by developing big ideas while always thinking small — small business, that is. The Prosperity Fund’s efforts in Walker, Fayette, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties concentrates on providing support to bedrock small enterprises and aspiring business owners in communities whose fortunes have long been tied to the coalfields. – ANC

Montgomery residential sales up 16.5 percent year-over-year

Montgomery-area residential sales totaled 353 units during November, an increase in sales of 16.5 percent from November 2016’s total of 303 units, according to the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service. – ANC 

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