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Top News Links: Wednesday, Feb. 12

Hyundai shopping for new plant sites

Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. are again looking to invest in new manufacturing capacity, running feasibility studies in promising markets such as Mexico and scouting for a site for a fourth plant in China, the world's biggest auto market, said five people familiar with the group's plans. – Autonews.com

Airbus picks up second order at Singapore Airshow

Airbus said on Wednesday that Amedeo, formerly called Doric Lease Corp, had signed a firm order for 20 A380s worth $8.3 billion at list prices. – Reuters

Crosswhite new CEO of Alabama Power

The Alabama Power Board of Directors has elected Mark A. Crosswhite as the new president and CEO of the company, effective March 1. Crosswhite also will join the board of directors of Alabama Power. – Wall Street Journal

House passes bill letting doctors reject Medicaid

The Alabama House of Representatives voted Tuesday to prevent the state from requiring doctors and other medical professionals to accept Medicaid — or any other specific type of insurance — to keep their licenses. – Anniston Star

Greene new COO of Southern Company Services

Kimberly Greene, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company Services, has been named executive vice president and COO. – AJC.com

Motion Industries division acquires Commercial Solutions Inc.

Motion Canada, a division of Birmingham-based Motion Industries, has completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Commercial Solutions Inc. – Motion Industries news release

ADTRAN exec named to Fiber to the Home Council

ADTRAN, a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announces that Kevin Morgan, director of marketing communications, has been elected 2014 vice chairman of the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas Board of Directors. Morgan’s recent appointment reaffirms ADTRAN’s commitment to advancing the fiber technology. – Marketwatch

LHC Group buys home health company in Alabama

Lafayette-based home nursing giant LHC Group Inc. said Monday it will has signed a deal to acquire a New Orleans hospice company and has bought home health companies in Tompkinsville, Ky., and Valley, Ala. – The Advocate

Cloud develops more virus-free BDR server

Cloud Technologies Inc., a Birmingham-based information technology company serving small to mid-sized businesses, has developed a Backup & Disaster Recovery Server that negates the impact of the CryptoLocker virus and other malware. – Cloud Technologies news release

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