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Top News Links: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Going for the gold

Southern USA Resources Inc. has purchased land and adjoining mineral rights in Clay County, saying it intends to mine gold there. — Birmingham News

Birmingham, Mobile newspaper buildings up for sale

Advance Publications, which switched its daily newspapers in Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville to three days a week with more digital coverage, has now put its Mobile and Birmingham office buildings up for sale. — Birmingham News

New logistics facility in Birmingham

Florida-based Saddle Creek Logistics Services is opening a new office in Birmingham and relocating its customer operations from Atlanta. — Tampa Bay Business Journal

KBR to provide management for BP plant in Decatur

KBR Services has been chosen to provide turnaround management and mechanical services for BP's plant in Decatur that makes plastic bottles, polyesters and resins. — Energy Business Review

Dairy farmers to receive payouts in price-fixing settlement

Dairy Farmers of America and related groups have agreed to a $140 million settlement in a six-year-old antitrust case alleging price fixing that affected Southeastern farmers; Alabama farmers among those to receive settlement funds.  — Dairy Herd Network

Excellence award for Coosa Valley ICU

The intensive care unit at Coosa Valley Medical Center has been honored with the Beacon Award, recognizing improvement in every aspect of patient care. — St. Clair-Talladega Daily Home

Military suppliers face possible cuts

Businesses supplying goods and services to the military should brace for cuts if federal military spending is cut due to sequestration, military leaders told suppliers in Huntsville. — al.com

UAB eye hospital business structure changes

The business structure of Callahan Foundation Eye Hospital at University of Alabama at Birmingham has been changed to a health care authority, but the change is not expected to affect employees or patient care. — Birmingham Business Journal

Regions stops advance loans in North Carolina

Regions, which came under consumer advocacy fire in North Carolina for a Ready Advance loan plan they regarded as a type of "payday loan," has dropped the service in that state. — Birmingham Business Journal

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