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Top News Links: Thursday, June 5

Hyundai ramps up for Sonata

Employees at Hyundai's Alabama auto factory will work two Saturdays this month, as the plant ramps up output amid the rollout of the redesigned Sonata sedan. Last month, the Montgomery facility turned out a total of 31,160 vehicles, which were nearly even split between Sonatas and Elantra compacts. – AL.com

Hospitals losing money without ACA

Regional Medical Center in Anniston and its nearby Jacksonville hospital have lost $1.2 million in revenue this year and expect to lose more because Alabama won’t expand Medicaid through federal health reform, officials say. The Affordable Care Act  provides care for previously uninsured residents. – Insurance News

Moe’s Bar B Que an inspiring tale

Every great barbecue joint has an interesting creation story, but the story of Moe's Original Bar B Que is stranger than most. – USA Today

AlaBev gets big new beer fridge

American beer establishment AlaBev, which was formerly known as Birmingham Beverage, has unveiled a new satellite refrigeration warehouse in Huntsville. AlaBev owner Harry Kampakis said that the investment is for all of the company's nationally recognized craft breweries. – Drinks Business Review

Airbus studies the ways of billionaires

In an effort to better understand billionaires – especially in the Middle East where their numbers are expected to increase from about 150 in 2007 to around 220 by 2017 –Ledbury Research of London undertook the Airbus Corporate Jets Billionaires study. – AL.com

Fitch downgrades bonds outlook

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A-' rating on approximately $201.9 million of outstanding airport revenue bonds issued by the Birmingham Airport Authority on behalf of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Fitch has also revised the Rating Outlook on the bonds to Negative from Stable. – BusinessWire

Pinnacle takes mine rescue competition

Pinnacle Blue Mine Rescue Team, based at the Pinnacle Mining Complex in Wyoming County, took the overall first place at the Alabama Coal Association’s annual Alabama State Mine Rescue competition held at Bevill State Community College. – WVVA

Hub acquires Fox/Everett assets

Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, risk advisory and employee benefits firm, announced today that its Hub International Gulf South division has acquired the assets of Fox/Everett Inc., one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in Mississippi. – News release

Possible electrocution at Airbus site

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department responded to a possible electrocution just before 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Airbus site in Mobile. A tweet dispatched from the department's Twitter account at that time indicated a cardiac arrest had occurred, but the tweet has since disappeared from the feed. – AL.com

‘Fairhope Local’ campaign June 23

Independent business owners will kick off the inaugural 2014 “Fairhope Local” campaign with a workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 23 at The Venue, located at 105 South Section Street in downtown Fairhope. – Gulf Coast News Today

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