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Top News Links: Thursday, August 14

Christie says he’s conservative

Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican governor from the blue state of New Jersey, argued Wednesday that he's more conservative than people from the South may think. He was in town Wednesday to fundraise and campaign for Gov. Robert Bentley. – CNN

Mayor’s aide angry at ‘journalists’

An aide to Mayor William Bell, Kwani Dickerson Carson, Tuesday afternoon expressed her outrage over the reporting of public spending for the Democratic National Convention, calling the release of information anti-Birmingham and an attack on Bell. – AL.com

Incentives for Hollywood total up

Alabama has doled out more than $22.4 million in tax incentives to production companies for film projects shot in the state. The state gave $2.3 million for "The Prince," starring Bruce Willis and John Cusack; $2.5 million for "Rage," starring Nicolas Cage; and, $679,982 for "42," starring Harrison Ford. – AL.com

Study: Many still feel recession

According to a new government study, the effects of the recession continue to be felt by many: 34 percent reported that they were somewhat worse off or much worse off financially than they had been five years earlier. – Federal Reserve

Hibbett stamped with ‘hold’ rating

Shares of Hibbett Sports have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports. – Ticker Report

R&M completes Opelika High upgrade

This year, Opelika High School students are coming back to school at a fully-upgraded campus. General contractor Robins & Morton completed the $39 million expansion and renovation project at the beginning of August – just in time for students to kick off the 2014-2015 school year. – News release

TK flirts with net profit

German steel and industrial group ThyssenKrupp said it could make its first net profit in three years, as Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger's recovery strategy begins to pay off. – Reuters

Ocean Bio-Chem profits sail

Ocean Bio-Chem Inc., which has a production facility in Montgomery, reports second quarter net income increased 138% to approximately $411,000 or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to approximately $173,000 or $0.02 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2013. The company makes appearance, performance and maintenance products for sports and outdoor equipment. – Market Watch

Auburn students simulate poverty

Students in Auburn University's Honors College are spending the week on a series of service learning projects and simulations to learn the impact of poverty on local families. The simulation is meant to give students a better understanding of what it's like to live in poverty through exercises based on real-life. – Opelika-Auburn News

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