King Of Saudi Arabia Dead At 90

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King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has passed away at the age of 90. The Saudi king had been in bad health for months, with pneumonia being the latest scourge to afflict him. Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz is Abdullah’s successor. King Abdullah was born in either 1923 or 1924. His father, King Abdulaziz…


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…


US Adds 252K Jobs In December

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The US economy closed 2014 in style, creating over 252,000 jobs in the final month of the year. The job totals for October and November were also revised up by 50,000. The unemployment rate fell from 5.8% to 5.6%, the lowest in six years. All in all, 2014 was the best year for job creation…


US, Cuba Agree To Restore Diplomatic Relations

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The US and Cuba announced a historic shift in relations between the two countries yesterday, setting the stage for a restoration of ties between the close neighbors. The talks coincided with negotiations for the release of American Alan Gross, who has been held in Cuba for the past five years. Gross was returned to US…


Third Quarter Growth Revised Up To 5%

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The US economy had an even stronger third quarter than was previously reported. The Commerce Department revised growth for the July-September period from 3.9%, which was already an impressive number, to an astonishing 5%. It was the largest level of growth for the US economy since 2003. The economy took quite a while to dig…


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…


College Football Power Rankings Week 15

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Championship weekend ended with few surprises, as most of the favored teams won their games. The playoff selection committee now has their hands full, as there are a couple of teams vying for that last playoff spot. By winning their conferences, Florida State, Alabama, and Oregon are virtually guaranteed a spot in college football’s first…


Heisman Finalists Named

Heisman Finalists Named

Three players are in the running for this year’s Heisman trophy, and one of them is a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Amari Cooper will travel to New York for the trophy presentation, joining Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. The award will be handed out Saturday night. Mariota is…