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New John F. Kennedy Stamp Marks Centennial of His Birth

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth. The Forever stamp was released Monday during the annual Presidents Day family festival at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library…

New Disability Savings Program in Alabama

The state of Alabama is launching a savings program meant to help people with disabilities. The new Enable Savings Plan Alabama is modeled on a national program that lets people save tax-free for future expenses related to disabilities. A statement…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Troopers Work on Two Separate Crashes on I-65

Alabama State Troopers are working two separate crashes on Interstate 65 that involve road blockage. The first occurred around 9 a.m. on I-65 Southbound near mile marker 194-195. It is an overturned travel trailer that initially had both SB lanes…

Long-term Mortgage Rates Slipping

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-term mortgage rates slipped again this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans eased to 4.15 percent from 4.17 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.65 percent a year ago…

Starbucks to Test Coffee and Ice Cream Concoction

Starbucks plans to start testing concoctions that mix coffee and ice cream. The Seattle chain said it will serve "affogato" varieties of hot or cold coffee over ice cream at 100 stores in Orange County, California, starting Wednesday, with pricier…

Cigna Rejects $48 Billion Anthem Takeover, Sues for Damages

Cigna says it is rejecting Anthem's proposed $48 billion acquisition bid and suing the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer. The announcement comes hours after another major insurer, Aetna, said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider…

Judge Gives Initial OK to Deal for VW Emissions Cheating

A federal judge in San Francisco has granted initial approval to a deal worth at least $1.2 billion that aims to compensate the owners of roughly 78,000 Volkswagens that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests. U.S. District Judge Charles…

State Surplus Auction to be Held in Montgomery

Vehicles, office furniture, kitchen equipment, TVs, computers and even hospital beds are just a few of the items that can be found at the State of Alabama surplus property auction on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Surplus Property Division of the…

U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall to 12-week Low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped to a 12-week low at the start of February, a sign of a stable job market for U.S. workers. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell 12,000 last week to…

Domino's Pizza Launches Wedding Registry before Valentine's

Forget the fine china. Domino's Pizza has launched a wedding registry site that allows couples to order the pie of their dreams. Domino's spokeswoman Jenny Fouracre says the company launched the site just in time for Valentine's Day so couples…

Trump Huddles with Airline Executives at the White House

President Donald Trump says he wants airline travelers to have the best service with minimal delays. Trump is speaking at the start of a meeting with the chief executives of several airlines, including Delta, United and Southwest. Executives from air…

GOP Running into Opposition from GOP on Tax Overhaul

House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers - other Republicans. The Senate's No. 2 Republican and the chamber's top Republican tax-writer have both been critical. And…

Apple Snaps Out of iPhone Slump, But What's Next?

Apple has snapped out of the first sales slump in the iPhone's decade-long history, but the upturn doesn't mean that the company has broken out of its innovation funk. If anything, the numbers Apple released Tuesday served as the latest…

Data: Self-driving Cars Needing Less Human Help Than in Past

Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup needing to intervene. California regulators released documents Wednesday which report data from 11 companies that have been testing the technology on public…

US Pending Home Sales Increased in December

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December. The increase possibly reflects more people scrambling to purchase homes as mortgage rates have been rising and increasing the costs of ownership. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted…

Starbucks Launches Voice Ordering Via App, Amazon's Alexa

Amazon's Alexa is now able to order up a latte. Starbucks says it's partnering with Amazon's voice platform to offer what it calls "on command" ordering. Starting Monday, anyone who has an Amazon device with Alexa, like the Echo smart…

Google's Pixel Phone Shines Despite Mistakes Gauging Demand

The Pixel phone, Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, is off to a promising start that would have been even better if consumer demand had been managed as smartly as the device's sleek design. Google hasn't released sales…

U.S. New Home Sales Down in Decemeber

Americans pulled back sharply from buying new homes in December, but sales for all of 2016 were the highest since 2007. The Commerce Department says new-home sales last month fell 10.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 536,000. Sales…

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