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Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 23

Welcome China

Website dedicated to global economy focuses on Monroeville, Ala. conference in examining America's conflicted view of China.  — The Globalist

Auto additions increase

Hyundai and other automobile manufacturers continue to see growth in southeast U.S. — al.com

Missed merger mess

The failed merger between BAE Systems and EADS was possibly the "last opportunity" for consolidation. — The Guardian

EADS undergoing internal review as a result of failed mega-merger with BAE Systems.  — National Defense Magazine

New jobs for McCalla

Norfolk Southern Railway will invest $97 million on a Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility in McCalla, creating employment for an estimated 200 workers. — Area Development Online

Busche buys manufacturing complex

Busche Enterprise Division Inc. of Albion has agreed to buy Emerson Electric's climate technologies business segment, acquiring a facility in Alabama it plans to use to supply its southern customers. — The Journal Gazette

New hope for Hackleburg 

Construction on Wrangler distribution plant brings life back to town after the destructive April 2011 tornadoes. — Times Daily

ADTRAN launches new line

Huntsville's ADTRAN unveils expanded line of IP Phones for enterprises looking for advanced benefits of next-generation voice, video and unified communications solutions. — Business Solutions

Public involvement meeting

Alabama Department of Transportation organizes meeting to devise traffic flow improvement plan for U.S. 280. — Shelby County Reporter

College debt statistics

Study shows 44 percent of Alabama's 2011 college graduates finished with debt averaging more than $25,000. — The News Courier

Bonds for buses approved

A state board has approved the sale of $33 million in bonds to finance the purchase of new buses for Alabama's public schools. — The Republic

Shelton State names interim president

Shelton State Community College, in Tuscaloosa, has named Steve Fair as its interim president. — The Planet Weekly

New tool for one-handed typing

Computer engineering students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville develop keyboard glove that could revolutionize the use of electronic devices with one hand. — phys.org

Legislator calls for poll watcher ban

The speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives is calling for state legislation that would keep poll watchers sent from the United Nations out of the state on Election Day. — The Daily Caller

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