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Top News Links: Tuesday, October 2

More potential bidders for ThyssenKrupp mills

U.S. Steel, Nucor Steel and ArcelorMittal are listed in the Wall Street Journal as potential bidders for ThyssenKrupp's new Alabama steel mills; interest from a South Korean firm and a Brazilian firm had been reported earlier. — Pittsburgh Business Times; Mobile Press-Register

Bentley opts out of health care basics for Alabamians

Gov. Robert Bentley said Monday he will not adopt basics care standards, as required by the federal Affordable Care Act, leaving Alabamians and Alabama insurers unsure of next steps. — Birmingham Business Journal

Alabama Power among wind power leaders

Alabama Power's recent purchase of some 400 megawatts of wind power from the Plains states will make it a leader in use of the renewable resource. — Bloomberg Businessweek

United Launch gets support from home states

Congressional delegations from Alabama and Colorado are urging their counterparts not to relax standards for rocket development; both states are home to major operations for United Launch Alliance, which provides Delta and Atlas rockets for continuing space missions. — Space News

Boeing union talks continue

Boeing workers rejected a proposed contract Monday; continuing talks shouldn't affect stock values, analysts say. — Wall Street Cheat Sheet

BAE, EADS work to win merger approval

European aerospace and defense giants BAE Systems and EADS, parent of Airbus, both with operations in Alabama, are working to win approval of their proposed multi-billion-dollar merger, but squabble over headquarters location. — Anniston Star, Reuters

Alabama Bridge Builders wins Calera interchange job

Alabama Bridge Builders has been selected for an I-65 interchange renovation at Calera. — Shelby County Reporter

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