Edit Module Edit Module
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Pin It

Top News Links: Friday, Jan. 13

Bigger jets, more seats coming to Mobile Regional Airport

New jets with more seats are on the way to Mobile Regional Airport. The Mobile Airport Authority announced Thursday afternoon that they agreed to a new contract with American Airlines. The upgrade means the new service will include new jets with added capacity along with first class service to certain hubs. – WKRG

Rent is pricy in Birmingham, study suggests

While Birmingham is seeing explosive growth in apartment construction, more than half of renters are cost burdened, according to a recent study. About 50.7 percent of renters in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area are spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, according to an Apartment List study. – AL.com

Timber deal started with Old Mobile company

The Nature Conservancy has transferred a sizable southern Cumberland tract to the state of Tennessee as protected public land. Though initial efforts were to purchase the entire 14,000-acre property in the early 2000s, the nonprofit purchased nearly one-third of the land with The Conservation Fund last year. The Bedsole Land Co. owned the property then, and the deal stands to benefit Alabama as well. – NPR

CAE USA wins $450M contract at Fort Rucker

Florida-based CAE USA will provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services to the U.S. Army under a contract announced Thursday. The contract, a potential $450 million deal over nine years, will see the company provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services at the Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker. – Shephard Media

U.S. Attorney for Alabama’s Northern District to retire

Joyce White Vance, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, has announced her retirement as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. Her last day will be January 19. Vance was one of the first five U.S. Attorneys nominated by President Barack Obama and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in August 2009. – WBRC

Bayer, Monsanto seek Trump blessing for merger

Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant met with Donald Trump in New York to ask the president-elect to bless the companies' planned $66 billion mega-merger. The German chemical giant's pending takeover of the U.S. seedmaker would form the largest seed and pesticide company in the world. – Reuters/EcoWatch

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit Module