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Top News Links: Monday, March 9

Pew study: Millennials aren’t what you think

Among other things, the Pew study found millennials actually value job security more highly than boomers. But they won’t stay at a job they don’t like. Some 50% of millennials say having a “job you enjoy” is “extremely important” to them, compared with just 38% of boomers. – LinkedIn

Clothing designer to debut collection 

Gentille Alouette, a Birmingham­-based designer of premium European-­inspired children’s clothing, debuts their inaugural Spring/Summer collection on March 21.The limited edition collection combines classic styles, elegant craftsmanship, and exceptional fabrics to bring fashion­forward clothing directly to discerning customers. – News release

UA, Culverhouse students prep for Startup

University of Alabama and UA Culverhouse College of Commerce students and area residents will once again have the opportunity to bring their business ideas to life as Startup Weekend returns to campus March 27-29. – UA News

FreightCar adds Moore to board

FreightCar America, Inc. announced that Malcolm F. “Mac” Moore has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective March 5, 2015. The addition of Mr. Moore brings the total number of directors to eight. – BusinessWire

Regions emerges stronger from recession

Alabama-based Regions Bank has seen its share of challenges in recent years. Not long after Regions and AmSouth Bancorporation merged in 2007, the global financial markets collapsed, which challenged the merged entities during the economic fallout. But Regions actually emerged stronger from this difficult period. A pivotal factor in the bank's success: Regions' associates pulled together across business groups and locations to weather the downturn. – Gallup

UA’s new Cyber Institute watches Web

With the United States’ national security, economy and critical infrastructure coming to rely more and more on digital technology, The University of Alabama is working to position itself as a global leader in the field of cyber technology. UA’s newly launched Cyber Institute is pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to cyber technology and safety by leveraging partnerships between the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the Culverhouse College of Commerce. – UA News

Meyer Rentals makes push to Birmingham

Gulf Coast rental and property management company Meyer Vacation Rentals is making a push into central Alabama, opening its first satellite office in Birmingham. The new office will be located in the Century 21 building on Valleydale Road in Hoover, the company announced recently. – AL.com

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