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Top News Links: Thursday, Nov. 7

ArcelorMittal confirms interest in TK Alabama steel plant

Two major steel firms have confirmed they are still interested in purchasing ThyssenKrupp's remaining steel mill in Calvert, in partnership with Japanese firm Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal. — Wall Street Journal

Standard & Poor's rates Jeffco bond at BBB, BBB-

Rating agency Standard & Poor's has assigned a BBB and BBB- ratings to new Jefferson County sewer bonds, a critical element of the county's plan to come out of  bankruptcy. — Reuters

Huntsville working to lure 34 companies, mayor says

In his annual review of the city of Huntsville, Mayor Tommy Battle says he is working with 34 companies that are considering locating or expanding in the city, with a potential for 10,000 new jobs. — Huntsville Times

How hard are companies looking for qualified workers?

While companies complain about lack of qualified workers, only a few offer training, benefits and good salaries in efforts to find or create them, staffing agencies say. — NBC News

Insurance firms mark earnings

ProAssurance beat estimates for the third quarter, earning $63 million, up from $60 million in the third quarter last year. — ProAssurance PR

Infinity Property and Casualty announced a big jump in earnings from last year, with $7.2 million this quarter compared to $5.2 million in the same quarter last year. — Infinity PR

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