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Top News Links: Tuesday, July 1

New Boeing space exec has state ties

Boeing has named Craig R. Cooning president of its Network & Space Systems businesses. Cooning is a retired U.S. Air Force major general who holds degrees from Auburn University and the University of Alabama. He will also be on the board of United Launch Alliance, the Boeing-Lockheed Martin rocket joint venture. – WSJ

State GOP giddy over high court ruling

Alabama Republicans engaged in a virtual crossfire of celebratory statements after Monday's Supreme Court decision that companies owned by five or fewer individuals did not have to provide insurance coverage for birth control methods if they had religious objections to the procedures. – Montgomery Advertiser

Vietnam finding allies in fish wars

Vietnam may find new allies in its long war with the U.S. over catfish. For years it has been able to do little more than complain as farmers from Alabama and other Southern states pressured lawmakers to tighten regulation of low-priced imported fish. A proposed Pacific trade agreement may change that. – BusinessWeek

Shuttered law firm faces bankruptcy

Birmingham law firm Johnston Barton Proctor and Rose LLP, which shut its doors earlier this year after 88 years in the city, faces an involuntary bankruptcy by a company that says the law firm owes it $2.5 million in back rent and termination fees. – AL.com

Gunmaker exodus to South continues

The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun control laws following the Newtown school shootings celebrated its arrival Monday in South Carolina, its new home. PTR Industries is among a wave of firearms makers moving to the more gun-friendly South. – Business Insider

Tanger a top entrepreneur

Steven B. Tanger, president of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, has been named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the hospitality and retail category for the Southeast Region, which includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. – WSJ

Dog racing company sniffs New York

Applicants bidding to build one of four legal casinos in New York State submitted bids to the state’s gaming commission Monday, dropping off hundreds of thousands of pages of documents at the state Division of the Lottery’s office in Schenectady, New York. Among them was Greenetrack of Alabama. – CapitalNewYork.com

Zilkha brings new life to Dallas County

Two years ago a new industry came to Dallas County, proposing to produce and ship small pellets of wooden material across international borders. Zilkha Biomass Energy has seen brisk sales of its small, black pellets used to power European factories. – Selma Times Journal

Minnesota tool retailer opens in Hoover

Northern Tool + Equipment, a Minnesota-based company, plans to open its first Alabama store in Hoover on Wednesday. The 17,935-square-foot retail store is located at 495 Southland Drive, at the southwest corner of Interstate 65 and U.S. 31, and carries more than 7,500 products. – AL.com

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