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Top News Links: Monday, Jan. 18

Jeb Bush slaps Airbus in GOP debate

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, during Thursday's GOP presidential debate, said that "buying Airbus would be devastating to the U.S. economy." Bush's comments came out of a testy exchange with Republican front-runner Donald Trump, when he said that Trump's call for high tariffs on China would have global ramifications. Bush said that global airline buyers, for example, would retaliate against the U.S. by dealing with Airbus rather than U.S.-based Boeing. – AL.com

A review of the Alabama-made 2017 Ridgeline

Historically speaking, the Honda Ridgeline has been the worst-selling pickup truck in the U.S. for the last half a decade, but a ground-up redesign for the 2017 model debuting at the Detroit Auto show last week represents a new hope for the nameplate. – C-Net.com

Lost tape offers new words from Dr. King

“Skin may differ. Black and white but we are the same.” They are words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. you’ve never heard. “All the way down to Birmingham, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi, Greenwood, Mississippi and every other community,” King said. The historic moment from nearly a half-century ago mesmerizes Dr. George Martin. – Fox 8

Registration open for Bo Bikes Bama

Registration for the fifth annual Bo Bikes Bama charity bike ride is now open on bobikesbama.com. Participants can join sports legend Bo Jackson for either a 60-mile or 20-mile ride that starts on the campus of Auburn University Saturday, April 30. The 60-mile ride costs $60 online and $100 on the day of the ride. The 20-mile ride costs $40 online and $60 on the day of the ride. – News release

Regions’ Q4 beats analysts’ estimates

Regions Financial Corp. posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.01, Marketbeat reports. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.14 earnings per share. The company earned $1.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.33 billion. – EMQ

Regions Financial to lay off 260 employees

Regions Financial Corp. will eliminate 260 jobs as part of an effort to reduce company costs. Regions spokesman Jeremy King said the positions won't be concentrated in any specific metro area or position. The 260 will be spread across the bank's 16-state footprint. The cuts will be made in the first quarter. – AL.com

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