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Top News Links: Monday, April 14

Another Drummond Colombian complication

A barge carrying construction materials for U.S.-based Drummond Co Inc., Colombia's second biggest coal miner, was shipwrecked at the company's port late last week, the company said on Sunday, causing diesel fuel leakage. – Reuters

New power plant may be game changer

Rising from the Mississippi scrub pines 90 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa is a $5.2 billion construction project, the first large-scale power plant in the U.S. designed to transform coal into gas, capture the carbon dioxide and pump it underground. – Bloomberg

Bentley signs education budget

Gov. Robert Bentley signed the FY2015 Education Trust Fund Budget on Friday, adding that he doesn’t anticipate a special session to rewrite the bill. “It is clear to me that the Legislature has no intention of passing a pay raise for teachers and support personnel at this time,” he said. – FoxTV10.com

Birmingham facing $13M deficit

The city of Birmingham is expected to end the current fiscal year with a $13 million deficit with less than three months left to take steps to make up the shortfall. – al.com

Governor signs crowdfunding bill

As was widely expected, Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law the states’ crowdfunding exemption bill.  The new law allows businesses located in Alabama to raise up to $1 million.  Investments are capped to $5,000 for non-accredited investors. – Crowdfundinsider.com

Mercedes to reveal MLC-Class

Mercedes-Benz will reveal the MLC-Class at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.  The new model will compete with the existing BMW X6. The vehicle will be built in Alabama. – Business-Standard.com

If you would retire, beware high fees

A new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees - adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year - would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options. – AP/Alabama's 13

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