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Montgomery and Mobile Lead Alabama Metro Areas in Business Confidence Index

Montgomery continues to be the most optimistic of the four metro areas tracked by the survey with an index of 51.3 prediction for the fourth quarter of this year. Confidence among Mobile businesses rose 2.1 points to 51.0, following the Airbus announcement and improving job growth. Continue reading

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Boeing Continues to Whine About Airbus

Airbus announced today it will locate an aircraft assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama. Boeing promptly issued a whining objection.

So, what else is new?

Boeing’s latest whine alleges Airbus has recieved too much in the way of incentives from the French government. Nevermind that Boeing has received billions in favorable treatment from the U.S.

Perhaps a review of the former criminal enterprise currently known as Boeing and its relationship to Mobile, Alabama is in order. Continue reading

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Mobile, Alabama and the Sordid History of the Air Force Refueling Tanker Deal

Corruption, suicide and bungling are three of many negative terms connected to the Air Force project to acquire new refueling tankers. This sordid history dates back to 2001 when the Air Force announced its intention to lease 100 new tankers from Boeing for $20 billion. Continue reading

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