Sears Closing Mobile Store

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Sears has announced that they will be closing their Bel Air Mall location later this year. The store will begin a liquidation sale on July 17th. The Auto Center will also be closing. Sears is expected to remain open until August or September. The store and Auto Center have around 100 employees. Some will be…


Reebok Bringing Spartan Race To Saraland

Reebok Bringing Spartan Race

Local athletes will have a chance to test their limits this fall, as Reebok is bringing the Spartan Race to Saraland. The event, called the Alabama Super, will occur on October 17th, featuring over 20 obstacles and 30 elevation changes. The course is over 8 miles long. Registration pricing starts at $95 for an afternoon…


Tim Cook To Donate Fortune To Charity

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Apple CEO and Baldwin County native Tim Cook has announced that he will be donating his fortune to charity. According to Fortune, Cook will be donating approximately $785 million, after he pays for his 10 year old nephew’s college education. He joins tech titans Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Larry Ellison in pledging to donate…


Mobile Listed As One Of 15 Hottest Cities

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MSN has picked Mobile as one of the 15 “hottest” cities for 2015. The Microsoft affiliated website is not referring to temperature, but rather the city’s economic prospects for the coming year. In the article, MSN declared that Mobile will become the southern trading hub of the US. The article points out that Mobile has…


Alabama Unemployment Rate Down To 6%

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Alabama’s unemployment rate has once again fell, and now stands at 6%. This figure is down from 6.3% in October. The state is still slightly above the national average of 5.8%. Roughly 126,000 people remain unemployed in Alabama. Overall, the national economy continues to grow, and unemployment continues to fall. While divided government in Washington…


Tax Increases Coming To Alabama?

Alabama is facing a budget problem

Alabama is facing a budget problem. The state needs to come up with around $700 million to sure up its finances. According to the Associated Press, Governor Robert Bentley is now considering tax increases to help fix the budget. Governor Bentley has said in the past and continues to state that tax increases are a…


Unemployment Claims Fall To 14 Year Low

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According to the US Labor Department, applications for unemployment aid fell to a 14 year low on Thursday. Applications fell by 23,000 to 264,000. This represents the lowest number of applications since April of 2000. The less volatile four week average fell 4,250 to 283,500. The four week average is at its lowest level since…


Mobile Votes On Mayor Today

mobile votes on mayor today

Its election day in Mobile. The city will choose between incumbent Sam Jones and challenger Sandy Stimpson for mayor. Districts 2,3, and 4 will also vote on their city council representatives. Voters couldnt ask for a more beautiful day to vote, as the skies will be clear and the humidity will be relatively low. Voting…