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Top News Links: Monday, May 2

Millennium Engineering wins $235M missile contract

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a potential $235.4 million contract to Millennium Engineering and Integration to provide advisory and technical assistance services throughout the Ballistic Missile Defense System‘s testing life cycle. Work will occur in Alabama and other company sites. – Govconwire.com

Wires being strung in preparation for Google center

Huntsville Utilities crews began installing fiber optic transmission lines this week that will make possible Google Fiber's entry to Huntsville. Crews began by stringing cable from the top of Green Mountain down into Big Cove. These are the large fiber cables that will be the backbone of the system bringing Gigabit-speed Google Fiber to Huntsville beginning in mid-2017. – AL.com

Bentley, Shelby want nuke plant sold

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, where more than four decades of work hasn’t produced a watt of electricity. At least one potential buyer has been identified, documents show. – CanadianBusiness.com

Digital Age claims Cracker Jack ‘prize inside’

Iconic snack brand Cracker Jack has done away with the prize hidden inside every box and replaced it with a code for a digital game. Cracker Jack's parent company, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay, announced last week "a whole new approach to the prize inside fun with baseball-inspired mobile digital experiences directly from the sticker inside." – AL.com

Montgomery homes sales up 23 percent over last year

According to the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service, Montgomery area residential sales totaled 425 units during March, an increase in sales of 22.8 percent from the same period last year. – Alabama News Center

SunPower awarded solar contract at Redstone

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison – Redstone Arsenal, has awarded a contract to SunPower Corp. for a solar photovoltaic facility on Redstone Arsenal expected to annually generate about 18,000 megawatt hours of on-site solar Power. – SolarServer.com

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