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Top News Links: Tuesday, Sept. 20

Tenth Alabama-built Airbus takes wing for Spirit Airlines

Hundreds of Spirit Airlines employees teamed up Monday with hundreds of Airbus employees to celebrate delivery to the tenth aircraft to take to the air from the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile. – AL.com

Gasoline prices jump as market awaits pipeline repair

Alabama drivers saw gasoline prices jump by nearly 10 percent over the weekend — 5 cents in the last 24 hours — in the wake of a pipeline spill near Helena.  Repairs are under way on the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies some 40 percent of the gasoline in the Southeast. — AL.com

Tuscaloosa getting three new coffee shops

Heritage House Coffee & Tea, Monarch Espresso Bar and Birmingham-based coffee shop O’Henrys have all announced plans for new shops in Tuscaloosa, all set to open this fall. — Tuscaloosa News

Dothan considers lodging tax to fund recreational facilities

Visitors to Dothan would foot the bill for maintenance of the city’s recreational facilities under a proposal before the Dothan City Council. If approved, lodging tax would increase 3 percent to 13 percent, about average for the state. — Dothan Eagle

Fed meets on interest rates, other matters

Members of the U.S. Federal Reserve are meeting today to consider the state of the U.S. economy and whether raise interest rates. — Reuters

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