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Top News Links: Tuesday, Dec. 2

Arotech subsidiary to leave Auburn

Arotech Corp. announced today that it will relocate the operations of its Electric Fuel Battery Corporation subsidiary from Auburn to Arotech engineering and manufacturing facilities in Charleston, South Carolina.  Arotech CEO Steven Esses says the company will relocate key employees from Auburn to Charleston. The relocation should be complete by the end of March. – Market Watch

Apple on Cook LGBT bill: No thanks

Rep. Patricia Todd, the only out lesbian in the state Legislature, had a plan to get attention for a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBT state employees: Name it the “Tim Cook Economic Development Act.” The bill’s title would honor Apple’s CEO, who came out as gay in October. Cook recently criticized Alabama — his home state — for allowing discrimination against LGBT employees. – Buzzfeed News

NLRB rules Mercedes broke labor laws

The National Labor Relations Board has upheld a ruling that Mercedes violated federal labor laws by stopping United Auto Workers union supporters from handing out literature inside its Alabama plant. – AP/ALcom

Crowd marches to save UAB football

Scores of students, alumni and athletes marched to the administration building at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and rallied for hours Monday in response to reports that officials will shut down the football program. – Tuscaloosa News

Lawmaker wants fed funding cuts plan

Legislation being drafted by a north Alabama lawmaker would require state agencies to come up with contingency plans in case of significant cuts in federal funding Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, said last week he hasn’t been told to expect federal budget cuts or shutdowns in the near future, but he wants the state to be prepared all the same. – Decatur Daily

R.T. Milord wins Garrows Bend contract

The Alabama State Port Authority has contracted with R.T. Milord Company to develop Phase I of the Garrows Bend Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at the Port of Mobile.  The intermodal rail facility is part of the Port Authority’s three prong intermodal development that includes a 45 ft. draft container terminal and logistics park. – News release

MPT gets Standard & Poor’s upgrade

Medical Properties Trust Inc. announced that Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“S&P”) has upgraded the Company’s corporate credit rating to BB+ from BB, with a stable outlook. In addition, the rating on the Company’s Senior Notes was raised to BBB- from BB. – BusinessWire

Patterson to serve on state commission

Governor Robert Bentley recently appointed former Shoals Chamber of Commerce chairman and local CPA Lisa Patterson to the Alabama Small Business Commission. The commission held its first meeting in Montgomery. – Courier Journal

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