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Top News Links: Thursday, April 5

Vulcan-Martin Marietta war detailed by WSJ

The Wall Street Journal looks inside the Delaware court battle and the smoking rubble of broken confidentiality agreements.—Wall Street Journal

Alabama Goes to the UN

Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law faces the combined forces of union and civil rights groups which have now taken the issue to the UN.—Human Resources Journal

Steel plant rising in Limestone County

Construction on a $500 million Carpenter Technology steel plant in Tanner begins next week, bringing over 200 factory jobs.—Decatur Daily

Mercedes-Benz unveils retooled GL-Class

The recently redesigned sport utility made at Mercedes’ plant in Vance was showcased at the New York International Auto Show.—Motor Authority

Kia and Hyundai break U.S. sales records in March

Both Korean automakers’ U.S. plants were the big winners for march—Alabama-based Hyundai up 13 percent and Kia, just of the Georgia line, up a whopping 30 percent.—Motor Trend

Tax credits for hiring vets

Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a new law that offers $1,000 in tax credits to companies that hire unemployed vets with recent overseas experience. — Washington Post

Poor Alabamians pay more tax

Low-income families in Alabama pay more taxes than their counterparts in neighboring states, according to a new study. — Birmingham Business Journal

Gadsden Blues legend Jerry McCain dies

Blues harmonica player and songwriter Jerry McCain died Wednesday. — Gadsden Times

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