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Top News Links: Friday, August 3

Brighter home sales picture makes for upbeat realtor meeting

Sales figures showing a 6.6 increase over last year make for an improved confidence level at the semi-annual meeting of the Alabama Center for Real Estate leadership council. — Birmingham Business Journal

Schools to seek waiver from No Child Left Behind

As school rating standards under the federal No Child Left Behind program become ever more stringent, Alabama plans to join a number of other states in opting out of the program and developing its own standards. — Mobile Press-Register

Florida AG unhappy over BP settlement

Upset with a BP settlement that covers all of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana but covers only about half of her state, Florida attorney general Pam Bondi has written to BP's lead attorney asking him to make sure any settlement is fair to Florida. — Yahoo Finance

Navistar shares drop on news of SEC investigation

Navistar, which recently announced plans for an additional plant in the Shoals, saw stock prices drop 14 percent yesterday on news that the Securities and Exchange Commission is checking on accounting issues. — Reuters

Signal International contracts for new dredging vessels

Signal International, with major operations in Mobile, has been chosen to build a new barge and tug for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., an Illinois firm that provides dredging services in the U.S. — Marketwatch

Luxury travel guide highlights Battle House

Just Luxe highlights the RSA Battle House hotel and spa in Mobile in its current edition. — Just Luxe

West Coast oysters suffer from climate change

Increasing acidity in ocean water cuts Pacific Northwest oyster crop to less than half in just a few years. — Alabama Public Radio

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