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Alabama business news you may have missed this week:
J.D. Power and Associates releases its 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study.
Best Buy to extend its price matching guarantee to major online competitors.
Communications experts dissect Carnival Cruise Lines’ response to the Triumph debacle.
Vulcan Materials begins blasting on Gurley Mountain.
A Montgomery auto dealer is named vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
The Department of Defense considers an alternative to sequestration that would reduce civilian employees’ pay and hours by 20 percent.
HealthSouth saw a 6.7 percent increase in full-year revenue in 2012, generating $2.16 billion in business over the 12-month period.
Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex eagerly awaits the addition of new tenant Airbus.
Work begins on the new Birmingham School of Law.
Investors with Audley Capital Advisors accuse Walter Energy’s leaders of having mismanaged the company.
International Shipholding is preparing a $25 million stock offering.
Lesley McClure, regional executive at the Atlanta Fed’s Birmingham Branch, sees strength in the state’s auto industry.
Alabama’s brewing industry has doubled in size each of the last three years, a new report shows.
AirWalk, a new extreme trampoline arena in metro Birmingham, draws thousands.
Office Depot is set to acquire OfficeMax, a move that may accelerate the closing or selling of stores. The retailers have a combined 32 stores in Alabama.
Alabama’s second annual sales tax holiday for severe weather gear kicks off Friday.
Walmart plans to hire 175 people for two of its Neighborhood Markets opening in Decatur and Florence.
How many engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Huntsville is celebrating National Engineers Week.
The Mobile Boat Show kicks off Friday as optimism is again running high in the marine manufacturing industry.
Alabama’s economy supports slightly fewer jobs than it did at the start of 2000. But non-manufacturing jobs have increased.
BAE Systems Ship Repair in Mobile will avoid layoffs.
First Watch, a Bradenton, Fla.-based restaurant chain, is headed for Birmingham.
Winn-Dixie is moving into a space in Inverness Corners vacated by Bruno’s market.
There was a leadership shuffle at Mobile’s White-Spunner Construction Inc.
Express Oil Change Service Center, a Birmingham-based company with operations in 12 states, acquires Tire Engineers.
Ignite Fitness, a Crossfit affiliate, is expanding in Vestavia Hills.
Cahaba Brewing and Hop City unite to make beer backing home brewing law.
Mercedes plant gets a new boss, but it’s a familiar face.
Knology buyer Wow! investing and rebranding in North Alabama.
Divided Birmingham Water Works Board approves $145 million bond deal.
Airbus plant, along with expanding training and infrastructure programs, cited as progress for Accelerate Alabama.
Regions CEO Hall to assume chairmanship in May.
Article source: http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2013/02/friday_recap_the_weeks_alabama_1.html
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