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Top News Links: Friday, Nov. 8

REHAU Inc. to open Alabama plant

The Switzerland-based auto parts manufacturing company has announced plans to build a plant in northern Alabama and create 140 new jobs in its first five years of operation. — MSN Money

Waters named workforce director 

Retired Alabama Power Co. executive Terry Waters, of Tuscaloosa, is the new workforce development leader for Alabama's Department of Postsecondary Education. — MSN Money

Bruce Willis to film movie in Mobile

Bruce Willis will head to the Port City in December to begin filming his new movie, "The Prince." The film was originally planned to be filmed in New Orleans. Mobile Film Office Director Eva Golson says the recent movie mania is thanks to the film incentives that were passed by the Alabama Legislature in 2009. — WPMI Local 15 News

Auburn City Council approves incentives package

The Auburn City Council has approved an incentives package for a company currently known as "Project Special K" to be located in Auburn Technology Park West.  — Opelika-Auburn News 

Medical Properties Trust increases quarterly dividend

The Board of Directors of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has approved a 5 percent increase to the quarterly dividend to 21 cents per share of common stock. — Wall Street Journal

DHS awarding $3.5 million to Alabama health care centers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health care centers in Alabama. — WPMI Local 15 News

Alabama tops list of least competitive health insurance markets

Alabama ranks No. 1 on the American Medical Association's annual list of 10 states with the lowest levels of competition among commercial health insurers. — Marketwired

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