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Curse Inc. CEO: Why our tech firm moved its headquarters to Alabama

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By Hubert Thieblot, CEO of online game portal Curse Inc. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Things at Curse Inc. have never been better. As an organization, we have several rapidly growing products, we have just obtained the funding needed to take our company to the next...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers probe futuristic propulsion system

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- At Redstone Arsenal, the cradle of the nation’s rocket program, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Boeing Co., NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Arsenal are working together to probe a futuristic propulsion system that could send explorers to Mars...

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Made in Alabama to provide full coverage of Farnborough Air Show

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A team of top Alabama officials, economic developers and local leaders is heading to the Farnborough Air Show in a concerted effort to expand the state’s aerospace industry and win new jobs. During the show, which begins Monday, July 14, follow all the details...

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Alabama delegation builds connections at 2014 BIO International Convention

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SAN DIEGO, California – An Alabama delegation comprised of biotechnology companies, research organizations and economic developers showcased the state’s capabilities at the 2014 BIO International Convention as part of an effort to create opportunities and expand the sector. Over three days at the global...

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Alabama opens training center for Airbus, aerospace expansion

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MOBILE, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the Alabama Aviation Training Center that officially opened Tuesday at the Mobile Aeroplex – the home of Airbus’ future U.S. passenger jet factory -- represents a cornerstone in efforts to expand the state’s aerospace industry. The $7...

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Alabama trade mission targets opportunities in Peru, Uruguay

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LIMA, Peru – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation that includes eight homegrown businesses on a week-long trade and business development mission that seeks to build commercial ties in Peru and Uruguay. The Alabama team made its first stop in Lima,

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Evonik Corp. to open global Innovation Center in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Evonik Corp. said today it will open a global Innovation Center for research and development of medical devices and technology at the company’s Birmingham facility. The multimillion-dollar project will create up to 25 high-paying jobs, adding to Evonik’s current roster of 100...

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AIDT, partners open Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – AIDT helped build Alabama’s auto industry workforce, and the top-rated job-training agency has worked to provide Mobile’s shipbuilders with skilled welders. Now, AIDT and several partners are opening a center that will assist construction and manufacturing firms in Alabama’s largest metro...

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UAB virtual reality surgery combines Google Glass, VIPAAR technologies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A surgical team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently performed one of the first surgeries combining a virtual augmented reality technology and Google Glass, the computer with an optical head-mounted display. UAB says combining the VIPAAR (short for Virtual...

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2014 wish list: 7 Alabama-made products you wish you could buy

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Now that the 2013 gift-giving season is in the bag, it's time to think big for the 2014 holiday season. Made in Alabama last week shared its holiday gift guide, which featured several great products made right here in the state,

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