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Top News Links: Thursday, May 29

Labor picture improves, just not here

The labor market improved over the last year in most of the nation’s largest cities, following the national trend. But 11 metropolitan areas experienced increases in their jobless rates — and almost all of them, it turns out, were in Alabama. – Wall Street Journal

Sterne Agee to stay in Birmingham

Sterne Agee Group Inc., the investment bank whose longtime chairman was dismissed last week, will keep its headquarters in Birmingham under its new leadership. – AL.com

RTR: Judge rules on houndstooth

As part of a settlement agreement in the lawsuit between the University of Alabama and a Georgia-based company over use of the houndstooth pattern, UA will get the rights to the company's Houndstooth Mafia mark. U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor on Tuesday approved the final consent judgment. – Tuscaloosa News

Judge rules against accountability act

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Gene Reese ruled Wednesday that the Alabama Accountability Act, the school choice law passed by the Legislature in 2013, is unconstitutional. The decision will be appealed. – AL.com

Region wins commerce designation

The Obama administration Wednesday named 12 regions of the country, including southwest Alabama, to receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations. The University of South Alabama will administer the effort. – Boston Globe

Alabama third in cash home sales

Cash is king, especially for those buying homes in Florida: A stunning 64 percent of all home sales in early 2014 in Florida were cash-only purchases. New York (59 percent) and Alabama (56 percent) rounded out the top three states with the highest percentage of buyers plopping down cash instead of taking out mortgages to buy residential properties. – RealtyTrac

School cafeterias making our kids lean

Finally, Alabama has some good news about obesity. The cafeteria lines in Alabama schools haven't just offered healthy food but nutritional standards that have helped Alabama rank among the best states in an obesity category, according to a new study published in Childhood Obesity. – Montgomery Advertiser

Realtors group endorses Kay Ivey

The Alabama Association of Realtors political action committee has endorsed Lt. Governor Kay Ivey for re-election. – Northwest Georgia News

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