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Top News Links: Monday, April 6

Apple’s Wozniak to speak in Birmingham

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will speak in Birmingham later this month. BBVA Compass is presenting economic forums in five cities, including Birmingham on April 16 at the Vestavia Country Club. The event is invitation only and is being presented for clients of BBVA Compass. – AL.com

White profs sue ASU for discrimination

Two white faculty members at Alabama State University have filed a lawsuit contending that the historically black university is racist toward whites in its hiring and admission practices. – USA Today

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer dies

Robert "Bob" Burns, the former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer who appeared on the band's "Sweet Home Alabama," "Gimme Three Steps" and "Free Bird," died Friday night in a single-car accident in Cartersville, Georgia, the Cartersville Patch reports. He was 64. – Rolling Stone

Minnesota man pleads guilty in investment fraud

A Minnesota man pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud for his involvement in a multimillion dollar investment scheme associated with Synergy Finance Group, LLC, of Robertsdale. The firm's owner, Richard James Tucker of Fairhope, was convicted of a number of financial crimes in April 2012, for soliciting millions of dollars from people around the world for investments that did not exist. – AL.com

Hall named to SEUS Japan joint forum

Grayson Hall, who leads Alabama’s only Fortune 500 company, has been named the 2015-16 private sector chairman for the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association as the group prepares for a joint meeting in Alabama with its Japanese counterpart. Hall, who serves as CEO of Regions Financial Corp., will lead the SEUS Japan delegation at a forum with the Japan-Southeast U.S. Association to be held Nov. 14-16 in Birmingham. – Made In Alabama

Alabama in Top 5 for mind drug use

 Nearly 30 percent of West Virginians admit to using some kind of mood-altering drug almost every day, according to a new Gallup poll. People from Rhode Island (25.9 percent), Kentucky (24.5 percent) and Alabama (24.2 percent) are the next most likely to report taking illegal substances or doctor-prescribed medications on a near-daily basis to change their state of mind. Alaskans are the least likely to admit to turning to drugs to alter their moods at 13.5 percent. – Vocativ.com

Tuscaloosa, Teach For America part ways

For the past 25 years, Teach For America has placed teachers from a variety of educational institutions, demographic backgrounds and professions in high-needs schools across the country. Now Tuscaloosa City Schools will no longer receive Teach For America corps members. – CW.UA.com

Rave: Hyundai hits another record month

For yet another record sales month for Hyundai, in large part because of strong sales of the popular Elantra and Sonata sedans made at the company’s Montgomery plant. American sales were up 12 percent in March over the same month a year ago, topping 75,000 vehicles. – Montgomery Advertiser

Workshop Tuesday for women-owned firms

When Aetos Systems President and CEO Donna Coleman started her business eight years ago, her entrepreneur grandfather gave her some of the most valuable advice of her career. "He said, 'Get you a good banker, an accountant and an attorney that you can trust,'" she recalled. – AL.com

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