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Top News Links: Tuesday, June 12

State Revenue Tops Forecasts

Many U.S. states are collecting more revenue than forecasted, allowing some governors to increase spending. Alabama is among the nine states still proposing cuts, according to the report. — Bloomberg Businessweek

Job status revelation

Advance Publications announced it will cut nearly 600 jobs at its newspaper operations in New Orleans and Alabama as the publications stop printing daily and shift focus to their websites. — Poynter.

BBVA downgraded

BBVA, the parent of BBVA Compass in Birmingham, has been downgraded by Fitch Ratings as a result of financial troubles in Spain. — Birmingham Business Journal

Building business

Potential new position in the mayor's office would assist businesses rebuild in the aftermath of last April's tornadoes. — Tuscaloosa News

Artistic victory

Court rules in favor of artist Daniel Moore in his legal battle with the University of Alabama over trademark rights. — Birmingham Business Journal

Credit unions ride successful wave

Reports show Alabama credit unions have experienced record growth in membership and assets in the first quarter.— The Anniston Star

Tuition hikes

Troy University announces a tuition and fee increase that will take effect for the fall 2012 term. — Dothan Eagle

University of North Alabama announces an eight percent tuition increase. — Birmingham Business Journal

BBVA Compass launches new app

BBVA Compass debuts an upgraded version of its iPad app featuring enhanced mobile banking options for users.  — MarketWatch

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