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Top News Links: Wednesday, May 9

How voters in France affect the Mobile economy

French elections are likely to affect Airbus decision about U.S. production, but it's hard to know just how. — Mobile Press-Register

How about a toll booth?

An occupational tax that Jefferson County officials hoped would help pay their way out of bankruptcy came close to approval in the legislature before a senator from neighboring St. Clair County added an amendment so commuters won't have to pay. — Reuters

Longer school vacation wins over governor's objection

The state House yesterday  overruled the governor, who refused to sign a bill mandating a long summer vacation for schools. — Birmingham News

Two sentenced for income tax fraud

Residents of Montgomery and Lowndes County were sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution for taking refunds in the names of others. — U.S. Justice Department

Protective Life, ProAssurance report good first quarter results

Birmingham's Protective Life Corporation announced a jump in first quarter income from $58 million last year to $99 million this year. ProAssurance Corporation, also based in Birmingham, reported a jump in premiums written from $160 to $170 million since last year.  — Birmingham News; PR Newswire

Boeing tanker passes design review

Boeing's new refueling tanker, which beat a Mobile based project for the contract, has passed preliminary design review by the U.S. Air Force. — Market Watch

Regions files suit to recoup $7.5 million loan

Birmingham-based Regions has filed suit in federal court against Tennessee firm Alliance 2009 LLC and its owner, seeking to collect on a $7.5 million loan. — Birmingham Business Journal

Huntsville TVA  funding secure

Bill to share in-lieu-of-tax money from Tennessee Valley Authority among several communities dies in committee; Huntsville won't have to share. — Huntsville Times

Insurance exchange plan on hold

A bill to establish a health insurance exchange, as required by the federal health care law, is back on hold after lawmakers feared it would give Blue Cross a monopoly. — Birmingham News

Save those extra pennies

New state employees will pay less toward retirement but carry a bigger share of their own needs, and they'll need to work longer to collect, under a bill passed and heading to the governor. — Montgomery Advertiser

Food fest Saturday in Montgomery

The first Alabama All-Star Food Festival kicks off Saturday in Montgomery with restaurants statewide participating. — Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama ranks sixth for senior food needs

A study by Meals on Wheels says Alabama is sixth in the nation for seniors in danger of facing hunger. — WTVM-TV

Weidmann expanding in Auburn

Weidmann Plastics North America broke ground for a $15 million expansion of its Auburn plant; they plan to add 40 jobs. — WLTZ 38-TV

Calera company expands in Nebraska

Railcar repair firm Transportation Services Inc., based in Calera, announced its third repair facility in Chadron, Nebraska; others are in Calera and Arkansas. — Rapid City Journal

New outdoor shop in the Shoals

Gander Mountain, which specializes in outdoor gear, has announced plans for a new shop in Florence. — Times Daily

Gulf tourism up

Alabama beach communities saw a 15 percent jump in lodging revenues, 12 percent in retail sales during 2011; plan new SEC festival in August. — Mobile Press-Register

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