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Top News Links: Monday, August 14

Teledyne Brown, Oakman Aerospace work on NASA project

Teledyne Brown Engineering and Oakman Aerospace Inc. are partnering on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) launched on June 3 and currently operating aboard the International Space Station. Accommodating up to four payloads simultaneously, MUSES offers the ability to robotically change, upgrade, and service instruments placed aboard the ISS. – News release

Four community colleges partner with Wal-Mart on logistics training

Four of Alabama's community colleges are joining with Wal-Mart to offer logistics courses in connection with the company’s Brundidge distribution center. The partnership was announced this week at a news conference with Congresswoman Martha Roby. – AL.com

Study: American workplace grueling, stressful, hostile

The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings: Nearly one in five workers -- a share the study calls "disturbingly high" -- say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying. Workers who have to face customers endure far more abuse. – AL.com

Up your entrepreneurial game with business advisors

Establishing a Board of Advisors is one way successful businesses grow. Advisors are subject matter experts that fill the gaps of knowledge by providing advice on strategic goals. They can also prevent you from making costly mistakes. There is nothing greater than getting one-on-one advice from experts who have been there and done that. The Catalyst Center, previously known as the Women's Business Center of North Alabama, has established a new Board of Advisors program for entrepreneurs and small businesses. – WHNT

Trump doubles down on support for Luther Strange

President Trump reiterated his support Monday for Sen. Luther Strange a day before Tuesday's much-anticipated Alabama Republican Senate primary. “Luther Strange of the Great State of Alabama has my endorsement. He is strong on Border & Wall, the military, tax cuts & law enforcement,” Trump tweeted early Monday. He previously tweeted his endorsement of Strange last week. – Politico

Insurance office worker accused of stealing from clients

An Alabama State Farm employee has been accused of stealing about $38,000 from clients at the insurance agency where she worked. Cindy Cuzzort Going, of Blount County, was arrested last week, according to the Alabama Department of Insurance. Going worked at a State Farm office run by insurance agent Holt Hathcock in Oneonta. – Insurance Business Magazine

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