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Top News LInks: Friday, June 22

Lowdown on the money manipulators

Wall Street trial unveils new wave organized crime in bank bid-rigging schemes that damage cities and counties across America, including Jefferson Couty. — Rolling Stone

Bank ratings down, stock values up

Moody's downgrades ratings for 15 major international banks, but bank stocks up anyway. — Bloomberg

Legal battle brews over Adams Produce; workers still unpaid

Rival lawsuits filed among buyers and sellers of Birmingham's Adams Produce claiming financial misrepresentation; workers still haven't been paid for last weeks of work. — Birmingham News

Space Launch system moves to design phase

The cryogenic stages of Boeing's Space Launch System, on the road to becoming the next human-rated rocket, have passed their technical review and moved to design phase at Boeing's Huntsville facilities. — Space Daily

Economic insecurity rate high in Alabama

Alabama ranked third worst for its residents' "economic insecurity" — a measure of households with 25 percent year-over-year drops in income. — Birmingham News

Bigger share of offshore oil income may be headed to Gulf States

The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to earmark a higher percentage of offshore oil revenues to Gulf States, but not until 2023. — The Hill

Sentencing set for Siegelman

Former Gov. Don Siegelman will be back in court in August for a sentencing hearing. He has been out of prison during an extended appeal process. — Birmingham News

Law enforcement plans

Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed a task force to plan for streamlined law enforcement with fewer agencies, less spending. — CBS News

New engineering firm in Tuscaloosa

Edmonds Engineering plans to purchase Barton & Associates. — Birmingham Business Journal

Honors for Honor Flight at Senior Bowl

World War II veterans in Honor Flight programs will take the field in the opening ceremonies for next year's Senior Bowl football game in Mobile. — Senior Bowl

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