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Top News Links: Thursday, June 7

Interior Department says Indian casinos are on federal land

Escambia County officials, anxious for tax revenue from Poarch Creek casinos, had raised questions about whether newly-adopted Indian lands qualified as reservations. — Mobile Press-Register

Women file EEOC complaint against Walmart

Some 2,000 women from 48 states have joined the wage and promotion discrimination complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Alabama ranks second with 142 claims. — Bloomberg Business Week

More fallout from Taylor Bean

Bank of America's lawsuit against two overseas banks lost in federal court yesterday, another step in the convoluted blame-game brought on by the collapse of Florida mortgage funding group Taylor Bean, which also led to the collapse of Alabama's Colonial Bank. — Wall Street Journal

JP Morgan loss hearings

Senate panel applauds call for more oversight within banks. — Wall Street Journal

Shelby backs requirements that banks maintain a higher capital ratio compared to asset risks. — Reuters

More missiles in Troy

Lockheed Martin wins $2 billion contact for THAAD interceptor missiles for U.S. and United Arab Emirates; final assembly will be performed in Troy. — Nasdaq

Honda models on car lots in Philippines

Alabama-made Honda Odyssey and Pilot vehicles have been introduced to the Philippines auto market. — Manila Standard Today

Suit threatened to prevent oil and gas drilling in forest

The Southern Environmental Law Center said Wednesday it would consider a lawsuit against federal agencies to prevent oil and gas drilling in Talladega National Forest. — Daily Home

Jefferson County bankruptcy update

A panel of creditors has to be revamped, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled this week, because two of the members weren't suitable. — Reuters

Jackson County industrial site recertified

Jackson County's industrial site has been recertified as an Advantage Site by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, recognizing readiness for tenants. Park was first to receive state certification. — The Clarion

$5 million price tag on old hospital and grounds in Pell City

The old St. Vincent's St. Clair Hospital building and grounds, about 20 acres, have been put on the market by city and county officials hoping to see a new tenant and related tax growth. – Daily Home

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