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Top News Links: Tuesday, Nov. 28

Honda says electric cars will charge in 15 minutes by 2022

Honda is planning a fix for one of the biggest downsides of electric car ownership as soon as five years from now. According to Nikkei, the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines claims it will have EVs capable of a full charge in just 15 minutes by 2022. The key to Honda’s plan is the battery itself. – The Drive

Shoals entrepreneur to be on Home Shopping Network

Ashley Morrow's journey has taken her from the Shoals to Birmingham and back, and she'll get a national audience this week to hear part of her story. The Muscle Shoals entrepreneur is scheduled to appear twice on the Home Shopping Network this Wednesday with her product, Alchemy Jewelry Spray. Morrow’s story is spotlighted in the December issue of Business Alabama. – AL.com

Funding for children’s health insurance in Congress limbo

Congress missed a Sept. 30 deadline to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides coverage to about 150,000 Alabama children, split between the Alabama Department of Public health — which runs the program as ALL Kids — and the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Without renewal, children in the program could lose their coverage early next year. “We’re still holding on desperately, hoping Congress will act,” said Cathy Caldwell, director of ADPH’s Bureau of Children’s Health Insurance. – Montgomery Advertiser

White House: Trump won’t stump for Roy Moore

 U.S. President Donald Trump will not campaign for Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, a White House official said on Monday. Republican lawmakers have distanced themselves from Moore and called for him to step down, but he has defied those entreaties and denied the allegations, labeling them politically motivated. – Fox News

Compass CEO positioning for digital future

It's been nearly a year since Onur Genc took over as CEO of BBVA Compass, and that year has seen the company position itself both in its traditional bank locations and for the digital future. "It's been fun," Genc said during a phone interview. "These have been exciting times for us." – AL.com

Chemical company resumes operations after fire

Since the July 29 fire that impacted the company’s Atmore production plant, the team at Tiger-Sul Products has worked tirelessly to return that facility to full functionality and a fully operational status. The company achieved another key milestone in that ongoing process when it resumed sulfur bentonite production operations on November 24. – Crop Life

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