Birmingham, AL – There's some good news for Alabama drivers. Triple-A Alabama's daily survey shows that gasoline prices are cheaper statewide. The Birmingham-based motor club reports Monday that prices for regular unleaded dropped about $0.02 from Sunday to $2.04/gallon; mid-grade fuels average $2.18/gallon; and premium is $2.24/gallon. Diesel fuel is about $2.17/gallon. The average gasoline price nationwide has been falling during the past two weeks. It's down $0.06. Regular gas is averaging $2.15/gallon nationwide.
Montgomery, AL – Dancers, music videos and laser lights announced the official arrival of Hyundai. Hundreds of guests filled a large tent erected behind the two million square foot assembly plant located just south of Montgomery. Company officials and government leaders made remarks before a ribbon cutting signaled the opening of the one-point-one billion dollar facility. Once it is fully operational, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama expects to employ about 2,000 people.
Undated, AL – This week, Alabama Public Radio has been reporting on some of the effects globalization has had on Alabama. In the final part of this series, Butler Cain reports on an issue that is not new. In fact, it's been happening for decades, if not centuries, and Alabamians probably encounter it every day -- but don't know it.