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Top News Links: Tuesday, March 13

Gulf Shores, BP reach settlement

Gulf Shores settles with BP for $6.5 million to cover future financial losses due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. – Mobile Press-Register

Big Four increase spending for US lobbying

The Big Four auditing and accounting firms tackle new challenges as they funnel more money into U.S. lobbying and political campaigns. Shelby gets big money, says he’s unswayed. –Independent Online

SuperPAC targets powerful incumbents Bachus, Bonner

The Campaign for Primary Accountability has set its sights on several powerful incumbents, launching TV air wars to oust entrenched members of Congress in primary races. – NPR

CUNA launches campaign to save long-term incumbent

The Credit Union National Association debuted an unprecedented independent radio campaign on Sunday to help save House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus. Bachus, a 10-term incumbent, faces a Tea Party-backed candidate in today’s Republican primary. – US Banker

Birmingham banks awarded top ratings

Six banks with Birmingham branches received five-star ratings from Florida-based Bauer Financial in the rating firm’s findings of Alabama banks and credit unions. For Alabama year-end 2011, Bauer recommended 58.2 percent of state banks by giving them four or five stars, an improvement from last year’s rating of 52.1 percent. –Birmingham News

Winn-Dixie, BI-LO merger moves headquarters to Jacksonville

The recently-approved supermarket chain merger will move BI-LO’s current location in Greenville, S.C. to the Sunshine State, along with 100 new jobs and $93 million in capital expenditures. – Florida Times-Union

Riverchase Galleria will see additional renovations

Mall owners General Growth Properties and Jim Wilson & Associates, of Montgomery, plan to invest $60 million to $90 million in a redevelopment project that will involve the addition of new stores, landscaping and other aesthetic architectural updates throughout the property. – Birmingham News

Element 13 unveiled

Major American aluminum manufacturer Wise Metals Group cut the ribbon on Muscle Shoals’ 74-acre recycling complex “Element 13," the largest single used beverage can melting facility in the world. – Courier Journal

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