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Top News Links: Monday, Nov. 4

Health care policy shifts

Insurers calculated that about 90,000 Alabama residents  — less than 5 percent of those with individual health insurance policies — need to upgrade their health insurance to policies that meet new federal standards. — al.com

Bachus, Roby urge delay in health care plan implementation

Two Alabama representatives, Spencer Bachus and Martha Roby, have signed on to a new bill to delay implementation of the new health care act until issues with the sign-up process are resolved and allowing individuals to keep current policies, even if they don't meet minimum coverage standards. — al.com

Taylor Bean sues auditor

Representatives of the remnants of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker —the Florida mortgage firm that brought down Colonial Bank — have sued PricewaterhouseCoopers, saying the auditors should have uncovered massive fraud; the FDIC sued the audit firm two years ago. — Courthouse News Services

2007 and 2008 Odyssey minivans recalled

Odyssey minivans from model years 2007 and 2008 are being recalled for potential braking issues, the automaker said. — Birmingham News

Sessions urges protections for U.S. steel producers

Sen. Jeff Sessions has called for trade protections for U.S. steelmakers, saying that without continuation of an existing tariff on some imports, U.S. producers can't compete; Alabama has five mills. — Huntsville Times

Students research port's role in "near shoring"

A group of graduate business students have been researching methods by which the Alabama State Port Authority can capitalize on the recent return of manufacturing from Asia to Mexico and Central America. — Mobile Press-Register

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