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Top News Links: Monday, August 25

Law firm to help set wages

The Alabama Personnel Department entered into a $72,000 contract with Birmingham-based Baker Donelson Bearman in June to handle legal services and determine the median household income in the state, which will determine lawmakers’ salaries in the coming year. – Montgomery Advertiser

Startup event in Birmingham Tuesday

Do you work at a startup? Do you own a startup? Do you have an idea for a startup? Do you like beer?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should make sure to come to the August round of Birmingham Startup Drinks, happening at Cahaba Brewing this coming Tuesday. – AL.com

How Austal picked the Philippines

When Perth-based shipbuilder Austal looked for a low-cost environment to which to transfer its commercial shipbuilding operations, it had several criteria, including a lower cost base than Australia. The country also had to be politically friendly with the USA, Austal’s largest customer. – Financial Review

Business irked by Alabama ruling

Business isn’t buying the Alabama Supreme Court’s attempt to limit the fallout from its decision saying brand-name drugmakers can be held liable for warnings on generic medication produced by other companies. – AP

Yellen says too many still jobless

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said too many Americans are still out of work even after gains made during the five years of economic recovery. – BusinessWeek

Southern Research Institute wins grant

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that Birmingham-based Southern Research Institute has been selected for negotiation for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high performance, low cost carbon fibers from biomass. – News release

Road project hits major delay

One of the costliest road projects in Birmingham's history is facing a major delay. The interchange to connect the new Interstate 22 with Interstate 65 just a few miles north of Birmingham's city center was to be completed by Oct. 15 of this year.  Alabama DOT officials are now talking October 2015. – BizJournals.com

Calhoun buys new land for expansion

Calhoun Community College President and the Alabama State Board of Education have closed on the purchase of 9.91 acres of land, located on the west side of Wynn Drive directly across from Calhoun’s Huntsville/Cummings Research Park campus. – News release

Hoar completes Maxwell commissary

Hoar Construction announces the grand opening of the New Commissary at Maxwell Air Force Base – Gunter Annex. This 45,000 square foot commissary in Montgomery replaces the former commissary built in 1975, and serves active military, their families, veterans, and retired military in the community. – News release

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