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Top News Links: Friday, August 9

Low impact bankruptcy

Although analysts predicted that Detroit's bankruptcy, even bigger than Jefferson County's landmark case, would shake the bond market, new state and municipal bonds — including some in Alabama — found buyers promptly. — Businessweek

First tests set for pill bottle that reminds you to take medication

A new pill bottle that reminds people when to take a dose — invented by University of Alabama in Huntsville engineering professor Emil Jovanov for the company that brainstormed the idea  — will soon start trials to test its effectiveness. — Medical Express

Ten South Alabamians indicted for BP oil spill claim fraud

Ten individuals who live in Mobile and surrounding communities have been indicted on charges filed by Attorney General Luther Strange, claiming that they filed fraudulent claims for damages from the BP 2010 oil spill. — Attorney General PR

Scrushy files court documents in effort to lift work restrictions

Richard Scrushy, founder and one-time CEO of HealthSouth, has filed a lengthy document supporting his request to lift the ban that prevents  him from being a corporate officer; HealthSouth and the Securities & Exchange commission take the opposite view. — Birmingham News

Boeing wins contact for helicopter sales to Taiwan

The Army has awarded Boeing Co. another $92 million, for a total of more than $700 million, to provide helicopters and support to Taiwan. — Huntsville Times

Grocery store sales get green light from judge

A bankruptcy court judge handling the Belle Foods case has approved sales of seven stores, including two in Alabama, that were slated to close today. — Birmingham News

Goldman and subsidiaries sued over aluminum pricing

Two firms that make aluminum products have filed suit against Goldman and two subsidiaries, saying the firms warehoused aluminum to force prices up; one of the subsidiaries, Metro International Trade Services LLC, has metal warehouses in Alabama as well as other states. — Nasdaq

More suits against Signal

Five more human trafficking lawsuits have been filed against Mobile-based Signal International LLC by the Southern Poverty Law Center, over treatment of Indian workers following Hurricane Katrina. — Biloxi Sun Herald

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