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Top News Links: Monday, May 1

Walgreens to add 150 jobs in Muscle Shoals

Pharmacy giant Walgreens is adding 150 new jobs at its high-tech customer contact center in Muscle Shoals, pushing the total workforce at the Northwest Alabama facility to around 600, officials announced. Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens, the second largest U.S. pharmacy chain, is seeking to fill the customer care advisor positions at the center immediately. – ANC

Democrats eye whether Senate race could be won

Prominent Alabama House Democrats are thinking about entering this year’s U.S. Senate race. Winning the contest will be a tall order for a state party that last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1992; hasn’t won any statewide election since 2008 and faces internal divisions. But some members of the party last week expressed hope that voter disgust with scandals that enveloped Republican leadership will make their primary more than a side show to the GOP’s big show. – Gadsden Times

Sur/Fin automotive show in Atlanta pulls from 18 plants

When thousands of electroplaters, anodizers and industrial finishers congregate at the Sur/Fin Manufacturing and Technology Trade Show and Conference in Atlanta, they will be near what has become a new epicenter of automotive and aerospace manufacturing in the U.S. Eighteen major automotive production plants and dozens more aerospace supply/assembly facilities are located within a 400-mile radius of the Georgia World Congress Center, where Sur/Fin takes place June 19-21; organized by the National Association for Surface Finishing. – PFOnline

Alabama trade mission wraps up in Denmark

Business and state officials wrapped up a tour of bioscience sites in Denmark Friday with meetings in Copenhagen. The tour, which began last week in Germany, was aimed at promoting and networking on behalf of Alabama's bioscience industry. – AL.com

Roy Moore cites God as key part of his Senate race

Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan — but with his own twist. – NewsMax

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