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Top News Links: Thursday, June 11

Top brass changing at Remington

The senior leadership of Remington Outdoor Company changed dramatically on Tuesday. Although the announcement comes less than a month after company owners decided to let investors cash out of the conglomerate, ROC spokesman told Guns.com that the shuffle is not part of investor relations. ROC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board George Kollitides, Chief Financial Officer Ron Kolka, and Directors of the Board Walter McLallen and James J. Pike are all leaving the company. – Guns.com

Gambling could get another shot in August

While the lottery and other gambling proposals that would require a constitutional amendment might not have made it out of the State Legislature this spring, they may have another chance in August, when the governor is expected to recall lawmakers for a Special Session. – Yellowhammer

Legislature back to work one more day

Members of the Alabama House of Representatives are returning to Montgomery for what the speaker's office is calling a legislative workday Thursday, despite the session having ended and lawmakers being unable to take any official action. The legislative session ended last week when the Senate voted to end a day early after approving a general fund budget that was later vetoed by Gov. Robert Bentley. The adjournment ended the session on the 29th legislative day instead of meeting for the 30 days allowed by law. – AP/SFGate

Alabama ranks third for Koch Industries jobs

Koch companies support more than 200,000 U.S. jobs–Including thousands in Alabama. Alabama ranks third among U.S. states for total employment by Koch companies, with Koch supporting 2,632 direct jobs and 12,429 total, according to a recent report from the company. – BizJournals.com

Birmingham Nissan dealers get federal attention

Two Nissan dealerships in Alabama’s largest market are getting the attention of officials from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Not long after one Birmingham Nissan store received word from the FTC regarding a consent order regarding advertising, federal prosecutors charged the general manager of another Nissan store in the city with conspiracy to defraud Nissan North America through its dealership incentive programs. – SubPrime

Hattie B’s coming to Birmingham

Nashville's famous Hattie B's Hot Chicken is expanding, with plans to open a location in Birmingham in early 2016, a publicist for the restaurant's owners told AL.com this morning. The Birmingham Hattie B's will be the first outside of Nashville. – AL.com

Walter Energy said to be restructuring debt

Walter Energy Inc. is negotiating a debt restructuring with senior lenders that may put the unprofitable coal producer into bankruptcy as soon as this month, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. – Bloomberg

Listeria confirmed at Alabama Blue Bell plant

Tests from environmental samples collected at Blue Bell Creameries' Sylacauga plant on April 7 found evidence of listeria, according to documents released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The results came at the same time the Centers for Disease Control announced the end of its investigation into the listeria outbreak associated with Blue Bell's ice cream, which underwent a product recall in April that has kept the ice cream off store shelves since. – AL.com

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