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Top News Links: Wednesday, Nov. 7

Election results

Yes to Forever Wild, no to legislative pay increase, yes to borrowing for incentives, no to constitutional clean up, yes again to Roy Moore and more. — Troy Messenger/Montgomery Advertiser/Tuscaloosa News/al.com

Transportation building back on track in Birmingham

Plans are back on track for a new  Birmingham transportation building to serve trains and buses, as city officials say they expect federal authorities to waive project-stopping penalties for demolishing a 13-year-old building. — Birmingham News/al.com

Checks are in the mail

Morgan Keegan settlement money is being distributed to account holders who were damaged by the company's overvaluation of funds. — Alabama Securities Commission

Big ship in port

The biggest ship to date has docked at the Port of Mobile, an 8,400-TEU container ship, the MSC Texas, linking Mobile to ports in northern Europe. — Port of Mobile

Bucher, Tankersley named senior VPs at PNC Birmingham

Eight senior executives were named to the PNC northern Alabama team, based in Birmingham, including senior vice presidents Brian Bucher, who comes from PNC in Ohio, and Montgomery native Tank Tankersley. — Birmingham Business Journal

Bradley Arant adds economic development law team

Alex Leath, an attorney specializing in economic development, has joined the Birmingham law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. — Bradley Arant PR

Leadership change for Drummond's Colombian operations

Augusto Jimenez has resigned as president of Drummond Ltd., Colombian subsidiary of Birmingham-based Drummond Co.; vice president Jose Miguel Linares will lead the company until a new president is selected. — Birmingham News/al.com

Ratings drop for Walter Energy

In the face of lower metallurgical coal demand and prices, Standard & Poor has lowered its rating of Walter Energy from B+ to BB-. — Reuters

Merrill Lynch headed for Homewood

Merrill Lynch is moving its Birmingham branch from the downtown Wells Fargo tower to the Colonial Brookwood Center in Homewood. — Birmingham Business Journal

Religious radio launches in Birmingham

WAY-FM has announced plans to expand coverage of the listener-support station into Birmingham. — Radio & Television Business Report.com

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