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    Video: Alabama motorcycle cop resigns after drag racing video goes viral [UPDATE]
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    Common sense should guide police officers to not do what they give citations for - such as drag racing - but common sense was nowhere to be found when an Alabama motorcycle cop accepted a challenge to drag race a motorcyclist. Twice. Unfortunately for the officer, the civilian rider, Lawrence Lee ...

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    Report: Hyundai increases U.S. production to meet demand
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    Hyundai's U.S. dealers are finding popularity to be bittersweet. While sales are at record highs, supplies are tight. Labor strikes at the company's South Korean plants have cut as many as 10,000 U.S.-bound vehicles. Though union workers reached an agreement with Hyundai last week, the new ...

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    Report: Hyundai gets 20,000 applicants for 877 jobs in Alabama
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    Less than a month ago, Hyundai announced it would be adding a third shift at its Alabama assembly plant, resulting in an additional 877 jobs. You'd imagine with Alabama running a 7.2-percent unemployment rate in April – ranking right in the middle of the 50 states – competition for ...

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    Official: Toyota boosting V6 production in Alabama, adding 125 jobs
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    Toyota's Huntsville, Alabama production facility, which makes the company's four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines, is getting a couple of big boosts: $80 million and roughly 125 new jobs. When the spending and hiring is complete, the enlarged factory and the plant's 1,150 workers will raise ...

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    Report: Nissan breaks ground on new engine plant in Tennessee
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    Nissan breaks ground today on an expansion to its Decherd, Tennessee engine plant and will start churning out powerplants for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models in about four years. The plant already builds four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines for several Nissan models as well as the Infiniti ...

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    Official: Hyundai adding third shift, nearly 900 jobs in Alabama [UPDATED]
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    Hyundai sales are up 10 percent already this year, after ending 2011 on a 20-percent uptick. With its Alabama assembly plant already running over capacity, something had to change. In response, the Korean automaker will be adding 877 jobs at its Montgomery assembly plant to begin a third shift, ...

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    Report: Civil rights and labor groups urge Hyundai to fight Alabama immigration law
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    Hyundai, one of the largest employers in the state of Alabama, has been urged by a group of 15 civil rights organizations and labor unions, including the United Auto Workers and NAACP, to help overturn Alabama's immigration law. The law was put into effect in September of 2011, and it requires ...

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    Report: Mahindra's U.S. plans on indefinite hold, Alabama plant denied
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    Fans of small, fuel-efficient pickup trucks: We hate to tell you this, but it's becoming increasingly clear that Mahindra's long-awaited entry into the United States market just isn't going to happen anytime soon. We're just as disappointed as the rest of you – with the recent demise of the ...

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    Report: Alabama strikes again: Second foreign autoworker has run-in with police
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    Something tells us this isn't what the Alabama legislature had in mind when it created a new anti-illegal immigration law. A Honda worker on temporary assignment in Alabama was recently ticketed in Talladega County at a checkpoint for not having an Alabama driver's license. The individual ...

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    Report: German Mercedes manager arrested in Alabama under new illegal immigration law
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    Alabama's strict immigration laws have helped land a Mercedes-Benz executive in jail. The Associated Press reports that an unnamed Mercedes executive was arrested after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop. The arrest came after the 46-year-old exec was unable to produce any ...

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    Report: Honda to boost vehicle and engine production in Alabama
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    Honda seems to believe that America's car-buying slump is coming to a close. According to Automotive News, the automaker has announced that it will spend $84 million to grow engine and light truck production at its Lincoln, Alabama assembly plant. The money will be used to help create an ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia boost U.S. sales goals, additional plant speculated anew
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    Hyundai Motors' forward momentum has certainly captured a lot of headlines, and in lieu of all the positive praise and sales improvements, the Korean automaker is raising its 2011 United States sales goal by 18.2 percent. This means that, between both of the Hyundai and Kia brands combined, the ...

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    Report: Kia hit with $40M judgment in faulty seatbelt death case
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    Alabama teen Tiffany Stabler got a 1999 Kia Sephia for her sixteenth birthday in 2004. After her father purchased the car, he took it to a Kia dealership to have all of the maintenance and recall work completed. In 2002, Kia had recalled seatbelt buckles on 1995-1998 Sephias and Sportages for a ...

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    Official: Nissan donates cash, offers employee pricing and delayed payments to Southern storm victims
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    Nissan Americas is offering employee pricing and delayed finance payments to victims of the recent tornadoes and floods across the southeastern U.S. The latest gesture comes after the company donated $115,000 to the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts. Qualified buyers, meaning those from ...

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    Video: Ford Mustang emerges from tornado devastation under its own power
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    The death toll from Wednesday's tornadoes has reached a staggering 204 in the state of Alabama alone. The once proud university town of Tuscaloosa, home to the multi-time NCAA National Champion Crimson Tide football team, lies in ruin. For now, there isn't much in the way of inspiring news from ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz and Toyota plants halted by tornado outage
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    Tornadoes are wreaking havoc in the southern United States, causing Mercedes-Benz and Toyota to put the brakes on production at each of their respective Alabama manufacturing facilities. Mercedes-Benz builds GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class vehicles in Tuscaloosa, while Toyota's Huntsville plant ...

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    USF1 to test, launch car in Alabama with special FIA dispensation
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    While the rest of the teams competing in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship will be launching and testing new cars together at European tracks, America's own will launch and test its car right in the good ol' U.S. of A. Due to the team's location across the Atlantic, the FIA selected ...

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    Confirmed: Mercedes to shift some production of next-gen C-Class to Alabama
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    Fluctuations and disparities in currency exchange rates have grown to become a significant factor in determining where foreign automakers in particular assemble their vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is among those carmakers most cognizant of these effects, and it has been assembling select models in the ...

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    Hammond says Top Gear crew's scariest moment was infamous Southern U.S. episode [w/VIDEO]
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    Top Gear's Rednecks in Alabama USA - click above to watch the videos
    Seems like forever since we've run a Top Gear post, no? And hey, when the world's most popular car show is on hiatus we tend to get a bit... withdrawn. Because, well, we just love the antics. Like the time Clarkson had a Bugatti ...

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    Mercedes-Benz pondering C-Class production in Alabama?
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    Mercedes-Benz C-Class - click above for high-res image gallery
    The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz's biggest seller Stateside, and a report in a Stuttgart newspaper indicates the company could be looking to stabilize the revenue from its bread-and-butter sedan. The C-Class is currently produced in ...

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