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Top News Links: Wednesday, July 25

AEgis creates 3D model for London Olympics

Huntsville geospatial and simulation experts AEgis Technologies has created a 3D model of London for planning and preparedness before and during the Olympic Games, slated to begin this week. — Directions Magazine

Alabama foreclosure rate ranks in lowest group nationwide

Monthly statistics from CoreLogic rank Alabama in the lowest group by rate, at 1.5 percent. — Business Alabama/CoreLogic

TVA considers weapons fuel to power generators

The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering a plan to convert fuel from surplus nuclear weapons into fuel for its nuclear generators. — Chattanooga Times Free Press

Whistleblower case set for court in August

Mediation broke down between Infosys and whistleblower employer Jack Palmer over his claim that the company violated visa regulations in bringing in workers from India; the case is headed for court in August. — International Business Times

Bentley urges passage of internet sales tax bill

Gov. Robert Bentley has formally signaled his support for a bill now in Congress that would require internet merchants to collect local sales taxes. — Times Daily

Automotive supplier announces new plant in Chambers County

Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber Inc. has announced plans for a new, 35-employee plant in Lanett to make thermal and noise-shielding products for the transportation industry. — Opelika-Auburn Now

Deal signed for five Birmingham apartment complexes

CLK Longview Acquisition of New York has purchased the Park Lane Portfolio, consisting of 1,900 apartment units in five complexes,  from two German banks that underwrote the original owner. — Birmingham Business Journal

Banks post positive earnings figures

Auburn National has record quarter with $2 million in earnings; Regions reports net income of $284 million; Synovus marks turn from negative to positive earning numbers. — Globe Newswire; Businessweek

Mobile's maritime museum on hold

Budget questions from Mobile city council members have put the half-built maritime museum on the city's waterfront on temporary hold. — Mobile Press-Register

Alabama moving up slowly in Kids Count rankings

A national publication rating states for the well-being of their children ranked Alabama at its highest point ever, but the state still only ranks 45th on the list. — Mobile Press-Register

Raytheon wins contract for missile defense

Raytheon has been awarded a $176 million contract to update early warning radar in Alaska. — AFCEA Signal Scape

Tourist fined $6,500 for visiting Cuba in 1998

A New York man has settled with the U.S. Treasury Department for a $6,500 fine for an unauthorized visit to Cuba he made 14 years ago. — NBC News

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