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Top News Links: Wednesday, August 29

Alabama foreclosure rate up

CoreLogic reports that Alabama's foreclosure rate is up 1.4 percent from last year but still lower than most parts of the country. — Birmingham Business Journal

Can oil barriers prevent beach breach?

Dunes and walls built with BP spill payments to prevent oil damage on Dauphin Island, face their first test against hurricane winds. — Bloomberg Businessweek

Regions, Compass, ServisFirst top gainers among Alabama banks

Profits at Regions, Compass and ServisFirst banks help lift entire state in FDIC quarterly report; BankTrust shows biggest loss. — Birmingham Business Journal

Galvanizing plant planned in Hanceville

Kennedy Galvanizing Inc. plans $2.7 million plant in Hanceville to replace its Jefferson County plant. — Cullman Times

Del Taco coming to Dothan area

Restaurant chain Del Taco has partnered with Larry Blumberg and Associates for a 20-store chain in Dothan and the surrounding area. — Dothan Eagle

Two-cylinder only at Auburn Briggs & Stratton

Engine maker Briggs & Stratton has announced plans to limit its Auburn plant to production of two-cylinder engines; other lines moving to China. — Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

Multifaceted development planned in downtown Montgomery

Site of former Frank Leu building, now a parking lot, slated to be newest restaurant-apartment complex in capital city. — Montgomery Advertiser

Advance cuts publication schedule for more papers

Advance Publications, which cut its three Alabama papers to a three-day-a-week schedule earlier this year, announced plans for similar cuts at papers in New York and Pennsylvania. — MediaPost.com

Gout center planned at UAB

University of Alabama at Birmingham is using a $5.3 million federal grant to establish a center to help prevent and treat gout. — UAB PR

Stay put, court tells dismissed Toyota programmer

Former Toyota programmer ordered to stay in U.S. pending an investigation into damage from a computer hacking incident at Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America in Kentucky. — Fox 10

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