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Top News Links: Monday, Nov. 28

Wake up and welcome to Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday may be over but there's still opportunities to open your wallet for shopping and for charity. Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday are this week. But if you're planning to shop or donate online, you need to be careful with your cybersecurity. – ABC3340

One-day-only shot at the perfect business gift

A one-year subscription to Business Alabama, the only monthly publication that covers business news from Ardmore to Gulf Shores and everything in between, can be had for today for only $10. We are not making this up. We repeat: This is not fake news. – Plug From Your Top News Guy

Program looks to enlarge ‘soft skills’ of workers

Every workplace has its challenges, just as every worker struggles to find his or her place in the workforce. But employers nationally are seeing more of a need for what are called "soft skills," and schools and job trainers are working to fill those gaps. Simply put, soft skills are those intangible abilities that can be the difference between success or failure. – AL.com

Ultra-accomplished teen skips Ivies, going to UA

Ronald Nelson received admission to all of the Ivy Leagues, but he’s making headlines because he's decided to attend the University of Alabama. In addition to rejecting offers from all eight Ivies, Ronald turned down letters of admission from Stanford, New York University, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, and Washington University in St. Louis. UA is giving him a full ride and admission to the honors program. – Teen Vogue

Forbes weighs in on Trump presidency

If Donald Trump has a mandate, it’s a slim one. Arguably the bigger mandate – for good or bad – is one for the Republican Party.  The electorate gave the GOP control of the House and Senate too. There’s a distinction. Presidents propose, while the House and Senate legislate. In that case, House Speaker Paul Ryan owes it to an electorate that gave the Republicans a legislative majority to make laws with limits to federal power very much in mind. – Forbes

State’s oil and gas industries could see Trump effect

Oil and gas companies in the Gulf of Mexico could be set for bigger profits under the President-elect Donald Trump's industry-friendly administration, claims a leading energy industry-consulting firm. – AL.com

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