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Top News Links: Thursday, July 7

It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about parking revenue

Last week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Braves had quietly asked for and received new traffic ordinances from Cobb County lawmakers. The Accessory Special Event Parking rule, which is among those edicts, bans all privately owned parking lots near the team’s new stadium from operating on game days when it opens next season. The official reason? “Safety.” – Deadspin

Party’s over for Amazon, which will now pay sales tax to state

Alabama’s attempt at a voluntary tax program in order to access millions of dollars in new revenue from online-only retailers has landed one of the nation’s largest electronic sellers. Officials confirmed Amazon.com has agreed to start, as of Nov. 1, collecting and remitting a simplified sellers use tax through Alabama’s Simplified Use Tax Remittance Program Act of 2015. – Dothan Eagle

Bentley headed to London to market aerospace role

A group from Montgomery will be part of an Alabama delegation trying to land aerospace jobs at next week’s Farnborough International Airshow, near London. The annual industry gathering starts Monday and functions as a showcase for aerospace companies around the world – and as a place for local governments to pitch the case for more business in their hometowns. – Montgomery Advertiser

Sex toy shop making its way to Etowah County

A little more than week after vowing to take a fight to open an adult store in a small northeast Alabama town all the way to the Supreme Court, the owner of Kalli's Love Stuff has a business license. Ross Winner confirmed he has received a license for the newest location of Love Stuff in Sardis City, a town of 1,700 outside Boaz in Etowah County. – AL.com

Links found between workplace styles, parental behavior

If you’re having problems at work, there’s a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, claimed Dr. Peter Harms, a University of Alabama researcher. “It seems cliché, but, once again, we end up blaming mom for everything in life,” said Harms. “It really is about both parents, but because mothers are typically the primary caregivers of the children, they usually have more influence on their children.” – News release

FDA orders Alabama seafood company to halt production

Federal court officials say an Alabama seafood company has agreed to stop processing fish after complaints were raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. U.S. District Court officials said in a statement Wednesday that the permanent injunction is aimed at preventing distribution of the products by BEK Catering LLC, which does business as Floppers Foods LLC of Daphne, Alabama, and its co-owners. – AP

Southern Automotive Conference set for October

The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association (MAMA) will host the 2016 Southern Automotive Conference (SAC), the region’s premier automotive trade show, Oct. 5-7 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. – News release

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