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Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Government shutdown causes furloughs for Army Corps in Mobile

As many as 29 regulatory officers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Mobile were placed on emergency furlough yesterday as the government shutdown started its 15th day. — al.com

New apartment project slated for Highland Avenue

Harbert Realty Services plans to spend more than $40 million to build an upscale, 15-story apartment tower on Highland Avenue. — al.com

ASU presidential search continues

Despite a request from Gov. Robert Bentley to halt the search, Alabama State University officials say they have no plans to stop the search for a new president. — Montgomery Advertiser

Wyle Labs opens in Huntsville

Wyle Labs opened its new $18 million headquarters in Huntsville today on Bob Heath Road in Cummings Research Park. — WHNT News

New DNA technology licensed to San Diego firm

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. is licensing the patent for a new DNA technology developed by University of Washington physicist Jens Gundlach in partnership with a microbiologist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. — Puget Sound Business Journal

Birmingham apartment communities sell for $21 million

A Michigan-based LLC has purchased two Birmingham apartment complexes for an estimated value of $21.1 million. — Birmingham Business Journal

Rates approved for Opelika fiber-optic network

The Opelika City Council has approved the monthly rates and charges for services related to the city's new fiber-optic system. — HispanicBusiness.com

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