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Top News Links: Tuesday, July 3

Great news here looks grim in Seattle

Newspaper in Boeing's backyard examines effects of Airbus move to Mobile, says new plant "could be trouble" for Boeing. — Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Alabama to get $6 million in GlaxoSmithKline fraud settlement

Money represents state's share of $3 billion federal fraud settlement; money bound for health care programs. — Huntsville Times

Where will state find new jobs?

Economists worry about long-term job prospects. — Birmingham News

Honda Manufacturing ramps up hiring

Honda has posted openings for engineers, managers and administrative staff as it prepares to build its first Acura MDX in Lincoln. — Birmingham News

Steris adds jobs in Montgomery

Steris Corp., which makes infection prevention devices in Montgomery, has announced plans for an $11 million expansion, expected to create 80 to 100 new jobs. — Montgomery Advertiser

Biotech spin off to market medical device

Magenta Medical Inc., a spin off from Birmingham's Agenta Biotechnologies, has filed a patent on a new medical membrane made from shrimp shells. — Birmingham News

Cascades Sunoco focuses on new products

Birmingham company remaking to-go boxes and other paper products that are easier to recycle, more biodegradable. — Birmingham News

Austal USA puts Leathers in charge

Brian Leathers, who has been CFO at Mobile shipbuilder Austal USA, has been named interim president. — The South Alabamian

Court fees, private probation companies causing legal nightmares

Minor tickets can lead to enormous fines and even jail when cash-strapped cities bring in for-profit probation companies. — New York Times

Clues in the mushrooms

Mushrooms may help us understand why coal quit forming millennia ago and how to create fuel now, HudsonAlpha scientist says. — HudsonAlpha Institute

Grocery purchase complete

Belle Foods has completed its purchase of Southern Family Markets, giving it 57 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. — Supermarket News

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