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Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 22

Hubbard case called ‘gutter politics’

A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics." – Reuters/Business Insider

Variety of ballots await in November

In both Missouri and Alabama, voters will vote on constitutional amendments to enshrine “the right to bear arms” in the each state’s constitution and subject it to strict scrutiny when reviewed by the courts. Further, the amendment in Alabama also makes clear that it would protect gun rights “from potential interference by international treaty and foreign law.” – The Daily Beast

State bioscience sector a hit in Belgium

The emerging Alabama bioscience sector is getting a close-up look in Belgium as part of a trade mission that aims to create opportunities for business connections, research partnerships, and new investment. – Made In Alabama

Governor unveils new biz website

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley unveiled a new website meant to help entrepreneurs and small business owners during the first meeting of the Alabama Small Business Commission. – AP/Star-Telegram

Mobile to print Times-Pic by 2016

The Times-Picayune of New Orleans will close its pressroom in late 2015 or early 2016, and the newspaper will be printed in Mobile. ACS Louisiana General Manager Ray Masset says the move will eliminate 100 jobs at his company, which prints and packages the newspaper. – NOLA.com/Bellingham Herald

VC3 opens Alabama office

South Carolina-based IT company VC3 has opened its first Alabama office, at 445 Dexter Ave., Suite 4050, in Montgomery. VC3, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, provides a full range of IT services to both commercial and public sector organizations. – News release

ServisFirst acquires Metro Bancshares

ServisFirst Bancshares Inc., the holding company for ServisFirst Bank, saw net income for the third quarter increase 30 percent year over year and announced it has acquired Metro Bancshares Inc. in Atlanta. – News release

Gadsden State probes water in space

Gadsden State students have been working for two years toward a launch later this month that will carry an experiment they developed into space. NASA has scheduled an Orbital 3 rocket launch for Oct. 27 to carry cargo to the International Space Station. On board will be an experiment that will look at how water can change in a weightless environment. – AL.com

Fitch downgrades state RLFA bonds

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Alabama Revolving Loan Fund Authority bonds from 'AA+' to 'AA-' for $18.1 million in special obligation and refunding taxable bonds, series 2010. They are a special obligation of the authority, payable from an irrevocable pledge of a portion of the receipts of the privilege and license tax on providers of cellular radio telecommunication services. – MarketWatch 

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