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Top News Links: Thursday, Nov. 14

Boeing 777x assembly may fly from Washington

Union members rejected a multi-year contract that would have kept construction of Boeing's new 777x model in Washington State and the company immediately began looking for another site for construction; unnamed sources list Huntsville as a possible location.  – Seattle Times

New German union leader promotes union deal for VW

The new head of German union IG Metall warned German industrial giants including VW and ThyssenKrupp about the perils of selecting new sites in the U.S. South just because of their long tradition of non-union workforces. — Chicago Tribune

Three TSC companies move into new facility at Research Park West

Three companies in the TSC group — Phase IV Systems, PIVC and Magnacom — have moved their Huntsville operations into a single, 10,000-square-foot building in Research Park West. — Area Development

Sessions continue efforts to protect U.S. catfish production

Sen. Jeff Sessions has vowed to help maintain federal funding for catfish inspections, seen as a benefit for U.S. raised catfish. — Demopolis Times

Advances in brain tumor treatments hinge on UAB discovery

Cancer surgeons who have developed a way to make it easier to distinguish between cancer cells and the healthy cells surrounding them give nod to research at University of Alabama at Birmingham. — WTKR-TV Norfolk, VA

Efforts underway to preserve Comer Bridge

Comer Bridge over the Tennessee River, the last standing of 15 memorial toll bridges built across Alabama with a bond issue authorized in 1927, sidestepped destruction this week when preservationists raised enough funds to take the next step toward preservation. — The (Scottsboro) Clarion

Raytheon opens additional office in Huntsville

Raytheon, which already has an office building in town and a missile facility at Redstone Arsenal, has opened an additional 100-person engineering office in Cummings Research Park. — Huntsville Times

Caddell Construction picked for two new projects

Montgomery-based Caddell Construction has been selected for two new building projects — a $32.9 million elementary school at Fort Benning, Georgia, and an $11 million office building renovation in Plantation, Florida. — Caddell PR

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