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Sun-starved cotton crop in a race against first frost; could be worst harvest in 45 years
North Alabama - This summer's cool, cloudy and wet weather has put the North Alabama cotton crop in jeopardy of being the lowest harvest since 1967. The fiber-producing plant is not getting the hot, dry and sunny weather it needs to turn the bolls into blooms. If the bolls don't bloom before the first fall frost or freeze, the cotton won't be harvestable, farmers and agricultural specialists said. Tuesday is considered the last average date a plant can put on blooms and still expect them to produce a cotton ball by first frost. Blooms need around 45 days to mature. AL.com
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Alabama craft beer has taken off. Is the growth sustainable?
We've written a lot about beer here at AL.com. The story so far: craft beer's popularity is exploding across the country, and Alabama brewers are responding in volume. As for growth in Alabama, it's been dramatic over the past four years, from two craft breweries in 2009 to a planned 27 by the end of this year. Those figures come from Jason Wilson, co-founder of Gadsden's Back Forty Beer Co. and president of the Alabama Brewers Guild. AL.com
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Wells Fargo gives 60-day layoff notices to nearly 300 in Charlotte
Wells Fargo said Wednesday it’s laying off 284 employees in Charlotte as the bank trims its mortgage work force amid rising interest rates. The San Francisco-based lender has announced similar layoffs elsewhere in the U.S. this year, saying refinancings for home loans is slowing, creating less need for the workers. CharlotteObserver.com
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Wells Fargo to lay off 365 in metro Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Wells Fargo & Co. today announced plans to eliminate 365 jobs in its Birmingham mortgage lending division. The cuts are a portion of 2,323 layoffs nationwide announced by the bank today because of declining demand for refinancing services. The Birmingham-area employees, all of whom work in the company’s Homewood offices, were notified of the layoffs today and were given 60 days’ notice. Those who are laid off will receive assistance finding other jobs at Wells Fargo and, failing that, will receive a severance package including salary and health benefits based on their years of service with the company. AL.com
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If Your Business Ships, FedEx Probably Owes You Money
Jose Li wants to let you in on a secret: FedEx FDX -0.66% owes you money. UPS too. If you run a business that regularly ships items, odds are that around 5% of those shipments arrive late, entitling you to a full refund for each one. “Even if a driver delivers it a minute late you’re entitled to get 100% of your money back,” Li explains gleefully. Forbes
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Five Things You Don’t Know About Health-Care Reform
Insurance sign-ups are just around the corner for millions of Americans under health-care reform, yet there’s still much people don’t know about this landmark legislation, particularly those changes occurring over the next decade inside hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices. Businessweek
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One of Obamacare's Biggest Critics, Texas Gov. Perry Seeks Cash from Law
Gov. Rick Perry wants to kill Obamacare dead, but Texas health officials are in talks with the Obama administration about accepting an estimated $100 million available through the health law to care for the elderly and disabled, POLITICO has learned. Politico
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GasBuddy.com finds cheapest gas, tracks wildest nationwide fluctuations
Many are already aware that GasBuddy.com is a useful tool in finding out about gas prices and where to find the cheapest gas prices in town, but the tool is also useful for finding what's happening with gas prices around the nation. wtvm.com
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Republicans are their own worst political enemy
For a Republican hoping to win back the White House in 2016 after eight years in the political wilderness, it’s been a frustrating last few days. “The party is acting as if the entire world is a GOP primary,” said Mike Murphy, a prominent Republican campaign consultant. “That is a very dangerous way to operate. We have massive image problems with the greater electorate, and the silly antics of the purist wing are making our dire problems even worse.” Washington Post
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Sequester and the States: New Headaches?
tates have been forced to gear up for a potential second round of across-the-board federal spending cuts after Congress left for its summer recess without a budget deal. Another round of sequestration would reduce federal spending on everything from Meals on Wheels to Head Start, leaving states with approximately $4.2 billion less in federal dollars for the 2014 fiscal year starting Oct.1, according to Federal Funds Information for States. FFIS is a Washington group that helps states manage their federal money. The Fiscal Times
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