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Top News Links: Monday, June 4

Potential buyers for ThyssenKrupp plants here and in Brazil

The German weekly WirtschaftsWoche reports that steel giant ThyssenKrupp is in serious talks with POSCO, based in South Korea, about sale of its Alabama plant, and with Vale about sale of its Brazilian plant. — Fox Business

Supreme Court bows out of Siegelman case

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning declined to review the appeals of former Gov. Don Siegelman and HealthSouth executive Richard Scrushy, which include questions about distinctions between campaign contributions and bribes. — al.com 

Buffett questions wisdom of three-day-a-week newspapers

Wearing his newspaper owner's cap, billionaire Warren Buffett questioned whether rival Newhouse's Advance papers were making a wise decision in moving three Alabama dailies and New Orleans paper to three-times-a-week, saying it's a better solution to make papers an indispensable source of local news. — Miami Herald

Shrimp season opens early

Alabama shrimpers got an early start this year due to warm coastal water; still assessing signs of season's harvest. — Mobile Press-Register

Kudzu power

Start-up business in Tuscaloosa works to convert kudzu to ethanol. — Tuscaloosa News

Insects bugging Alabama cotton

Alabama fields troubled with thrips, grasshoppers and slugs. — Southeast Farm Press

Alabama gas plant sold to American Midstream

Washington County's Chatom Processing and Fractionation Plant has sold an 87 percent interest to American Midstream for $55 million.  — Mobile Press-Register

A&M goes wireless

Alabama A&M University is moving to campus-wide wireless service with new data infrastructure from California's Aruba. — Market Watch

Talladega gets sidewalk grant

ALDOT has granted Talladega $150,000 for sidewalk improvements around Alabama schools for the blind and deaf and other schools. — Talladega Daily Home

Overview of unemployment law changes

Speciality publication details changes in Alabama's unemployment compensation rules. — Wolters Kluwer-CCH

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