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Top News Links: Friday, Nov. 15

Huntsville seen as a frontrunner for Boeing 777x plant

When Washington State union workers rejected a proposed contract, many expected the new jet assembly plant to follow the Dreamliner to South Carolina, but insiders now suggest that Huntsville and Long Beach, Calif., top the list of potential sites. — Aviation Week

Pension plan at heart of Boeing contract flap

Proposed changes to union workers' pension plans led workers to reject the plan that would have kept construction of a new jet in western Washington. — Businessweek

TVA to shut down eight coal generators

Blaming a flat demand for electricity and the cost of environmental regulations, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced yesterday that it will shut down eight coal-fired generators, six in Alabama and two in Kentucky. — Reuters

Quality issues blamed for ouster of Hyundai execs

Three Korean executives with Hyundai have been let go in continuing efforts to clean up after quality issues, Reuters reports. — USA Today

Bentley announced first projects tapped for BP damage restoration

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Thursday the first three projects to receive restoration funds from the BP oil spill settlement — the D'Olive Creek and Fowl River watersheds and Mobile Bay oyster reefs, — WPMI-TV Mobile

Malcovery listed as hot tech company

Birmingham- and Pittsburgh-based Malcovery, a firm that specializes in finding and fixing computer breaches and developing the proof to pursue legal action against the perpetrators, has been identified as one of the hottest new tech companies; the firm's work grows from research performed at UAB. — Malcovery PR

Boyd Bros. merges with Texas trucking firm

Clayton-based Boyd Bros. trucking company is merging with Texas-based Daseke Inc., creating what both companies describe as one of the nation's largest open deck specialty fleet, with both companies remaining in tact. — Commercial Carrier Journal

Aker picked for Chevron second phase

Aker Solutions, based in Theodore, has been picked to provide subsea umbilicals for the second phase of Chevron's Jack and St. Malo sites in the Gulf of Mexico. — Mobile Press-Register

Keep those cancelled plans, President says

Reversal from President Obama may allow Americans whose individuals to repurchase health care plans that were cancelled because they didn't meet up to new standards, the Associated Press reports. — WVTM-TV Birmingham

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