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Alabama residents use up all $4.2 million in appliance rebates

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Alabama consumers have reserved the entire $4.2 million available for appliance rebates in less than three weeks.

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on May 07, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Oil spill raising prices at Gulf Coast seafood restaurants

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MOBILE, Ala. -- This is one of the busiest weekends of the year for restaurants in the Mobile area, with the Mother's Day holiday and a series of graduations.

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on May 07, 2010 at 06:20 AM

Gulf oil spill ruining vibe on `redneck Riviera'

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GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Confederate-flag bikinis. An entire festival focused on a fish-tossing contest. Countless nights ended at bars on beaches of pure white sand, the strains of local boy Jimmy Buffett's odes to drinking and sailing mixing with the surf.

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on May 07, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Gulf Oil Spill Remedies: Corks, Hair Are Among Suggested Ideas

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DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. -- Here's an idea for stopping all that oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico: Put a cork in the blown-out...

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on May 06, 2010 at 09:21 AM

Coastal business owners urged to start filing claims for business lost to oil spill

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GULF SHORES, Ala. -- A manager for the adjustment service hired by BP PLC to vet claims of income lost because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Wednesday that he would immediately begin to write checks for fishermen, deckhands and others who make a living on the water.

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Gov. Riley proposes 'barn door' to keep Mobile Bay free from oil spill

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Call it the "swinging gate" -- an improvised plan approved by Gov. Bob Riley late Wednesday to seal off Mobile Bay from a massive oil slick looming just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Gulf Coast oil spill creates big business for Mobile's hotels, restaurants

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While people who rely on the seafood and beach tourism industries anxiously wait to see how the oil spill affects their livelihoods, the disaster has brought new revenue for several Mobile businesses.

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Cap for oil spill sails to leak site; Gulf Coast preparations continue

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A 100-ton experiment set sail Wednesday for the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, with officials refusing to set odds that the concrete and steel box would control the flow of oil once lowered into the mud 5,000 feet under the waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Alabama works to bring visitors to beaches

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The Gulf oil slick is still far from Alabama's coast, but tourism officials already are planning an advertising blitz to lure visitors back to the beach.

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Oil coming ashore still unconfirmed

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MOBILE, Ala. -- The winds and waves eased in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, an encouraging development for crews trying to clean up a massive oil spill, yet an official with BP PLC said more than 20 boats were looking into an unconfirmed report of oil coming ashore in Louisiana.

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 AM