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Top News Links: Monday, Feb. 6

Hyundai wins Super Bowl advertising contest

While some companies battled for Super Bowl kickoff and first-quarter ad slots, Hyundai decided to anchor the game with a blast of raw emotion that put a new spin on the familiar tale of reuniting soldiers with their families. – Automotive News

Some cities calling foul in Amazon collection

An Alabama program that collects a tax on online sales has brought in a bounty that could be as much as $40 million this fiscal year. But not everyone is thrilled with their slice of the pie. Paul Wesch finance director for Mobile, recently told the Mobile City Council that "The state of Alabama did not help us" with its approach. Birmingham agrees. – AL.com

Construction company in Mobile marks 64 years

S.S. Steele Homes celebrated their 64th anniversary in business as a premier home builder. Founded in 1953 by Samuel S. Steele, the company expanded to a second location in Pensacola, Florida. Since its founding, three generations of the Steele family have overseen the construction of nearly 8,000 homes throughout the area. – PRWeb/Benzinga

UNA expanding with additional classroom space

The University of North Alabama is creating additional room for some of its academic programs. The TimesDaily of Florence reports that a nearly 100-year-old business center building has been taken in as part of the university campus. – WAFF

Coding boot camp to change its name, expand

The coding boot camp formerly known as Depot/U will now be known as Covalence as the Innovation Depot-born program expands outside of Alabama. The programs in the Depot will continue, but the first class outside of Birmingham will be in Chattanooga, Tennessee, under a partnership with the Enterprise Center. It'll start this spring. – AL.com

Report: Worker killed at plant made $8 an hour

Regina Elsea of Chambers County, Alabama, had her work cut out for her. At the age of 20, she was engaged to be married and had bills to pay — for her new car, the home she rented with her fiancé, the toys she liked to buy for her dog Cow and, if all went according to plan, the wedding of her dreams, complete with a $4,000 white dress that fit just right. So, she took a job in a factory last year. – Financial Times

M&M sells Saraland CVS for $6.5M

Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, on Friday announced the sale of CVS/pharmacy, a 13,225-square foot net-leased property in Saraland, Alabama. The asset sold for $6,525,000. – News release

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