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Mazda planning not one but two new crossovers for U.S.

The first comes next month in Geneva, another is planned for new plant in Alabama

The first comes next month in Geneva, another is planned for its new plant in Alabama.

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Daimler starts building electric car batteries in Alabama

Part of a $1 billion investment to upgrade its factory in Tuscaloosa

Part of a $1 billion investment to upgrade its factory in Tuscaloosa.

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Alabama student walks 20 miles to work; impressed boss gives him a car

Perseverance (and some help from the police) goes a long way

A lot of perseverance (and a little help from the police) went a long way.

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Toyota, Mazda get an Alabama welcome for $1.6 billion plant

The state has more than 150 major suppliers and 57,000 auto manufacturing jobs.

The state has more than 150 major suppliers and 57,000 auto manufacturing jobs.

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Toyota, Mazda $1.6 billion plant goes to Alabama, sources say

4,000 jobs in Huntsville, where Toyota already has an engine plant.

4,000 jobs in Huntsville, where Toyota already has an engine plant.

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Hyundai, Kia to temporarily close U.S. plants in path of Irma

Factories in Alabama and Georgia will shut down for the day

Factories in Alabama and Georgia will show down for the day.

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Hyundai Sonata sales drop so Santa Fe production will increase

Hyundai will shift some production of the Santa Fe Sport to its Alabama factory this summer to adjust to growing demand for the CUV.

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Priceless lunar rover barely escapes death at scrap yard

A priceless lunar rover prototype was sold for scrap in Alabama, but was rescued from the clutches of disaster at the last possible moment.

Man rescues baby niece trapped in overturned car

A man in Alabama is being hailed as a hero after he rescued his young niece from a car that had crashed and fallen off a 100-foot cliff.

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Aston Martin says Alabama is 'obvious choice' for US plant

Aston Martin is nearing a decision on building a plant to handle production of the DBX crossover, and Alabama is reportedly the most logical choice.

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Hyundai expanding US plant capacity for SUV production

Rumor has it that Hyundai is going to add a third vehicle at its Montgomery, AL factory to accommodate an SUV or CUV.

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QB says University of Alabama offered him a Corvette to play football

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team could be in some hot water, following a pair of posts on social media.

Southern-Style Snowstorm: Gridlock, Kind Neighbors

Two inches of snow caused fatal crashes and hundreds of fender-benders

Tuesday's storm deposited mere inches of snow, barely enough to qualify as a storm up North. And yet it was more than enough to paralyze Deep South cities such as Atlanta and Birmingham, and strand thousands of workers who tried to rush home early only to never make it home at all.

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Alabama motorcycle cop resigns after drag racing video goes viral [UPDATE]

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 Spillers, recorded the whole thing on his helmet-mounted GoPro camera and posted the video to YouTube, which went viral and caused the officer to resign before he was fired.

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Plug In America declares 100,000th sold in US an i-MiEV in Alabama

In a booming auto market, where the US is on track to sell upwards of 15 million new cars this year, moving 100,000 over two-and-a-half years sure sounds like the proverbial drop in the bucket. But, when all of those 100,000 cars come with a plug, something that hasn't been commonly seen in a hundred years, then it's worth celebrating. And that's just what Plug In America is doing.

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Hyundai gets 20,000 applicants for 877 jobs in Alabama

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 those jobs would be pretty serious. But nobody, least of all Hyundai, expected this. As of May 22, the automaker had received some 18,500 applications, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

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Toyota boosting V6 production in Alabama, adding 125 jobs

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 engine-production capacity to more than 700,000 units, with V6 production more than doubled from 146,000 engines per year to 362,000.

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Nissan breaks ground on new engine plant in Tennessee

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.

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Hyundai adding third shift, nearly 900 jobs in Alabama [UPDATED]

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, starting in September 2012.

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