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Top News Links: Monday, June 24

Harbert pledges $40 million to Auburn business school

Auburn University trustees renamed the College of Business in honor of Raymond J. Harbert, recognizing his pledge to give the school $40 million for faculty recruitment and retention, an investments center, a doctoral program in finance and more; Harbert is CEO of Birmingham-based Harbert Management Corporation and president pro tempore of the Auburn Board of Trustees. — Auburn PR

Wright flyer replica hovers over Montgomery

A replica of the first Wright Brothers airplane is now on display over Wright Brothers Park in Montgomery, near the site of the brothers' first flying school. — USA Today

Rustlers beware

As rising beef prices have led to an increase in cattle and farm equipment theft, the state has reinstituted its rural crimes unit, which had fallen victim to budget cuts two years ago. — Montgomery Advertiser

Shelby County's voting rights challenge among big cases awaiting Supreme Court decision this week

Since 1965, Shelby County and others have required federal approval to change voting rules because of a history of discrimination; their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to drop federal oversight is one of four major civil rights cases that could be decided this week. — International Business Times

Can Hyundai keep breaking production records without expansion?

Workers at Hyundai's Montgomery plant have set back-to-back monthly production records, but some analysts say that the company can't keep up with demand unless it expands production facilities. — Birmingham News

Anniston bus maker sold to Canadian firm

Anniston's North American Bus Industries has been sold to Canadian firm New Flyer for $80 million. — Anniston Star

Chattanooga officials lobby for VW expansion

Volkswagen is expected to announce plans for a production facility for a new crossover SUV in the next few months, and Chattanooga officials are urging the company to build new production facilities alongside the current plant in their city. — Detroit News

ST Aerospace again tops MRO companies

Singapore-based ST Aerospace, which has a major maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Mobile, tops the list of aircraft MRO companies again, with worker hours at its facilities worldwide jumping from 8.78 million in 2010 to 11.5 million in 2012, according to an Aviation Week survey. — Aviation Week

Sneak preview of Mercedes C-Class

Carbuzz offers illicit photos of new Mercedes C-Class design; car is slated for production in Tuscaloosa next year. — Carbuzz

Paula Deen's cooking empire rocked by language

Comfort cooking superstar Paula Deen has lost a TV contract after admitting to using racial slurs. — Businessweek

Sporting goods dealer to open store in Dothan

Big-box sporting goods company Gander Mountain plans a new store in Dothan, its fourth in Alabama. — Gander Mountain PR/Retail Solutions

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