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Top News Links: Thursday, Feb. 23

Jones says impeachment resolution expected by May

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects the House of Representatives will vote on whether to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley sometime this spring. Chairman Mike Jones on Wednesday gave an update to committee members who will recommend whether impeachment is warranted. Jones said he expects the committee to issue a report and for the matter to be "resolved" before session ends in May. – AP/USNews.com

Embassy move in Israel could benefit Alabama builders

President Donald Trump has said he’s looking at whether to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel "very, very strongly" and "with great care." If a move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem occurs, only two American companies would be likely to compete for the contract, and both, coincidentally, are based in Alabama. – Bloomberg

White-Spunner Construction at work on Owa

White-Spunner Construction is actively completing 154,000 square-feet of retail and dining space for the first phase of a new entertainment project in Foley, Alabama, recently announced by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. White-Spunner Construction’s role in the first phase of the project will focus on retail shops and restaurants. – News release

Zekelman Industries acquires American Tube Manufacturing

Zekelman Industries says it has acquired Birmingham-based American Tube Manufacturing Inc. In an announcement, Zekelman Industries said it and its Atlas Tube operating division "will expand their presence into the southeastern region of the United States in the structural tubing market." – AL.com

Job seekers to have 1,400 options next month at job fair

More than 1,400 jobs will be available next month during a regional job fair in downtown Huntsville. The Alabama Department of Labor will host the free event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at the Von Braun Center South Hall. ADOL spokeswoman Tara Hutchison said they currently have 52 employers signed up but hope to increase that number to 200 by the time of the event. – AL.com

Southern Company looks forward to a stronger 2017

Coming into Wednesday's fourth-quarter financial report, Southern Company investors were expecting to see a nice gain in revenue, but were also prepared for a year-over-year earnings hit. The utility's results reflected exactly that mix, but Southern's bottom line fell more sharply than expected. – Motley Fool

Sabal Trail Pipeline should be operating by June

A major construction project taking place in four Alabama counties is set to be in operation by the early summer. The Sabal Trail Pipeline is passing through Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, and Russell counties and will supply natural gas through a partnership of three Florida energy companies. It’s an investment of more than $3.2 billion dollars in construction costs across three states. – Lafayette Sun

Weather prep sales weekend nearly upon us

The 2017 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, and gives Alabama residents an opportunity to stock up on the supplies needed when severe weather strikes. Although the list of tax-exempt items covers the essentials, officials and local business owners say there are items needed that will remain taxable during the holiday. – Sand Mountain Reporter

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