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Top News Links: Monday, Feb. 4

Hoar picked to build Airbus plant

Birmingham's Hoar Construction has been selected to build the new Airbus assembly line at Mobile's Brookley Aeroplex; construction is slated to begin this summer, with aircraft construction to begin next year and the first aircraft to be completed in 2016. — WPMI TV

Anniston firm wins $210 million bus order for Dallas transit

Anniston's North American Bus Industries has been chosen for a $210 million contract to provide 459 natural gas-fueled buses for the Dallas (Texas) Area Rapid Transit system. — Anniston Star

Rosa Parks honored with postage stamp

A new USPS stamp featuring Alabama civil rights icon Rosa Parks will be introduced today at Troy University Montgomery. — USPS

Record peanut production in 2012

Southern peanut growers produced a record crop, with income buoyed by overseas sales. — Orangeburg (S.C.) Times & Democrat

Cruise concerns topic for meeting

Problems with cruise tourism — from Mobile's $20 million terminal with no cruise ships calling to Charleston, S.C.'s worry that cruise ships may compromise the city's historic value — will be up for discussion at an international conference in Charleston this week. — KTVB-TV Boise

Wetumpka Chamber buys city block

The Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce, looking for a little more office space, has purchased an entire city block; plans include entertainment area, business incubator. — Montgomery Advertiser

Redstone official to take helm of CDF Research

Joseph Cosumano, recently retired as commanding general of the Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, has been chosen as president of CDF Research Corp. – Huntsville Times

Freshfully adds coffee bar

Local food-featuring Freshfully market in Avondale is reopening with a coffee bar and restaurant. — al.com

Dynetics executive nominated for Auburn board

Dynetics senior vice president Mike DeMaioribus has been nominated to the Auburn University board by Gov. Robert Bentley; the appointment has to be confirmed by the state Senate. — Huntsville Times

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