Daily business briefing: Boeing considering Alabama assembly plant

December 4, 2013 

By this time next week, the Boeing Co. should know if it will proceed its pursuit of a new aircraft assembly plant in Huntsville, Ala. A deadline has been set for Dec. 10 as the company searches for a new location to build the 777X. Boeing already owns about 300 acres at the Huntsville International Airport. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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A new survey shows U.S. businesses added 215,000 jobs in November, the most jobs added in a year. The study cites big gains in manufacturing and construction helped boost hiring. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The U.S. trade deficit fell to $40.6 billion in October, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That's 5.4 percent lower than the $43 billion gap recorded in September. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Now that a judge has granted the City of Detroit to file for bankruptcy, the city's pensions are at risk. The city's $18 billion debt is the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Half of that amount is linked to underfunded pensions and health care obligations. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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