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Top News Links: Wednesday, April 25

Cullman plant closing

AAR Corp. closing 213-employee plant after Army gives contract to Canadian firm. — al.com 

Baldwin buys megasite land

Baldwin County has purchased 2,400 acres of its proposed industrial megasite for just over $25 million, hoping to boost its ability to lure new industry. — Mobile Press-Register

Yesterday shrimpers and coast cities, today Halliburton

Energy and defense megafirm Halliburton has joined the chorus asking federal judge to go slow on BP negotiated settlement. — Bloomberg Business Week

Boeing earnings up

Boeing Co. announces increases in earnings and backlog with revenue per share up 56 percent. — Daily Markets

Renasant earnings grow

Tupelo-based Renasant Corp., which has branches in Alabama, reports income up from fourth quarter, down from last year. — djournal.com

Confucius at Auburn-Montgomery

Auburn University Montgomery chosen as site for Chinese language and culture program, Confucius Institute. — Montgomery Advertiser

Talks of Daniel deal

Birmingham's Daniel Corp. whispered as potential purchaser for Atlanta's Reynolds Plantation, a golf course gated community that's in receivership. — Atlanta Journal Constitution

More Korean industry likely here

State trade officials who visited Korea last week say they expect more business announcements soon. — Montgomery Advertiser

Broadband for Opelika

Opelika contracts with Alcatel to provide fast broadband service for residents. — Sacramento Bee

Don't forsake missile research

Defense dollars may be shrinking and warfare changing, but Huntsville businesses urge feds not to turn their backs on continued missile research. — Huntsville Times

Fourth U.S. case of mad cow disease

Authorities discovered a cow infected with mad cow disease in California this week. It's only the fourth case ever in U.S. One of earlier three was in Alabama in 2006. — Des Moines Register

Cheesy business

Artisan cheesemaker in Anniston produces yellow cheese the "old-fashioned way." — Magic City Post

WOOF radio owner dies

Agnes Simpson, who bought Dothan's WOOF radio in 1947, died Monday. — Dothan Eagle

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