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Top News Links: Friday, Feb. 6

Infinity moving 500 jobs to downtown Birmingham

According to city officials, Birmingham-based insurance company Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation is moving 500 jobs to downtown Birmingham. The new operations will be located in the former Birmingham News building on 22nd Street North and 4th Avenue North. The company is currently located on Colonnade Parkway off of Highway 280. The building was listed for $21.4 million. According to the company’s website, Infinity has operations in 44 states. – Yellowhammer

U.S. Steel layoffs may be worse than expected

The layoffs at U.S. Steel's Alabama operations announced last week could affect more workers than originally announced. U.S. Steel warned 1,840 workers at the company's Fairfield factory they could lose their jobs. The company announced last week it would lay off up to 386 employees at Fairfield Tubular Operations, and up to 1,218 could be affected. – AL.com

Anniston Depot to lay off 190 temps

Anniston Army Depot will lay off 190 temporary workers by April 30, depot officials announced Thursday. The commander of the installation — the city’s largest employer—said the depot wasn’t seeing as much work as expected. – Anniston Star

Airbus LPGA Classic not returning in 2015

The Airbus LPGA Classic will not return to Mobile this year, according to John Cannon, chairman of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Foundation. Despite efforts on all sides and a tentative date selected its been decided the event will not be held, because there is no title sponsor. – WKRG

Neeysa Biddle now interim CEO at St. Vincent’s

St. Vincent's Health System president and CEO John D. O'Neil has resigned effective Wednesday, the hospital system has  announced. O'Neil has been leading the multiple hospital system for five years. Former  St. Vincent's executive vice president and chief operating officer Neeysa Biddle has been named interim CEO. Biddle is an alumni of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and former executive at Brookwood Medical Center. – AL.com

Slightly more revealed on theme park plan

It’s a pretty big dream –  $3.5 billion dollar theme park headed to Muscle Shoals. The company behind that dream, DreamVision, is based out of Fort Worth, Texas. They’re proposing to build a pair of theme parks, one in Fort Worth and one in Muscle Shoals. Each park would cost $3.5 billion. – WHNT.com

BAM doing pre-orders for Lee sequel

In conjunction with Harper Lee’s announcement that the sequel to her American classic will be published, Books-A-Million invites readers to relive the Pulitzer Prize winning novel or experience it for the first time by ordering “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Books-A-Million online. Books-A-Million is also offering pre-orders of “Go Set a Watchman” online. – BusinessWire

University of Mobile grant to benefit women

The University of Mobile has received a $140,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Inc. to provide scholarships for women attending the Christian university during the 2015-2016 academic year. The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states. – News release

Sanders Trust acquires four clinics

Birmingham-based The Sanders Trust has acquired four suburban healthcare clinics for a total of $11.9 million. The medical real estate investment firm closed on four clinics in Indiana, Georgia and Pennsylvania, according to a release from The Sanders Trust. – BizJournals.com

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