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Top News Links: Thursday, June 20

No sale

Nucor  Steel is not in the market to buy ThyssenKrupp's Alabama and Brazil steel mills, said Executive Chairman Daniel DiMicco, describing the mills as a bad investment, not worth a fraction of the asking price. — Platts

Private schools don't anticipate big influx

Despite a new law giving tax breaks to parents of children zoned for "failing" public schools who move their children to private schools, few children are expected to make the move; some private schools say they don't want to be part of the state's red tape. — Birmingham News

Brasfield & Gorrie opens Georgia office

Birmingham-based contractor Brasfield & Gorrie, which has been building in and around Columbus, Ga., for nearly 20 years, opened an office in the west Georgia city Tuesday. — Columbus, Ga., Ledger-Enquirer

New hospital planned in Florence

RegionalCare Hospital Partners won state approval Wednesday for a new 280-bed hospital in Florence to replace Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital; the hospital plan was approved over objections from neighboring Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield. — Florence TimesDaily

Drones at work in US, FBI chief says

Citing an Alabama hostage crisis as an example, FBI Director Robert Mueller said his agency occasionally uses drones for surveillance in the U.S. — Euronews

Feds fund a third of Alabama government costs

The Tax Foundation says that federal funds pay more than 38 percent of state government revenue, ranking the state 19th among states; Mississippi is tops at 49 percent, the Associated Press reports. — Gadsden Times

Lamborghini goes to court against Albertville car kit company

An Albertville company that makes car exterior kits to transform something as mundane as a used Dodge Neon into something that looks like a half-million-dollar Lamborghini now faces a lawsuit from the Italian car company. — New York Daily News

Feds want $13 million back from Boeing

Accusing Boeing Co. of overcharging for parts — $2,286 for a $10 part in one example — the Defense Logistics Agency is asking the company to repay  $13.7 million. — Bloomberg

Paris Air Show reverberates in Alabama

Mobile delegation reports meeting with 15 prospective newcomer companies. — Mobile Press-Register

Airbus reports billions in sales, including single-aisle craft that will be assembled in Mobile. — Mobile Press-Register

Cities from Huntsville to the Gulf present their advantages at Paris Air Show. — Alabama Department of Commerce PR

Gulf governors court business in Paris, Carolina governors stay home. — GSA Business

Updated Wynfrey Hotel to debut in Birmingham

A $20 million renovation package at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, including rebranding as a Hyatt Regency, is set to debut in a few weeks. — Birmingham News

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