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Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 29

Airbus: A321 will be Mobile’s 1st job

Airbus Group said on Tuesday it plans to start production at its first U.S. factory with the larger A321 jetliner instead of the A320 as originally planned, a move that reflects rising demand for the bigger jet. Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told an audience in Seattle that the European aircraft maker was switching the plans for the plant in Mobile to accommodate growth in orders for the larger plane. – GNOM.ES  

A guide to 2014 constitutional amendments

When voters head to the ballot box November 4th, they won't just be voting for statewide offices. They'll also vote on five statewide constitutional amendments, which can be hard to decipher. But this election, state lawmakers tried to offer voters some assistance. They created the Fair Ballot Commission -- a panel tasked with writing clear language for the amendments. – WBHM

Key witness testifies in Moore trial

An Enterprise attorney testified Tuesday morning that a state representative conveyed threats from House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, to kill several development projects in the area if he entered the Republican primary. – Montgomery Advertiser

Opinion: Income gap getting too wide

The income gap between the rich and the rest has been worsening for decades in the U.S. Recent studies show the top 1 percent of earners receiving 22.5 percent of income in 2012, up from 10.8 percent in 1982. The percentage going to the bottom 90 percent dropped from 64.7 percent to 49.6 percent over that period. – Montgomery Advertiser

B&G breaks ground on Infinity Hall

Brasfield & Gorrie has broken ground on a student housing development near the University of Florida in Gainesville. The Birmingham-based contractor is building a five-story, 92,000-square-foot residence hall, which features four floors of student residences, meeting rooms and an entertainment room. – AL.com

Montgomery crowd hails Gander Mountain

Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain opened its doors to a big crowd Tuesday morning in Montgomery. It took months to reshape the 44,000-square-foot former Sports Authority building at 2424 East Boulevard into the outdoor retailer's new home in the Promenade Montgomery North shopping center. – Montgomery Advertiser

Majority of new UA enrollees from out of state

Alabamians represent 49 percent of the fall enrollment at the University of Alabama, with roughly 51 percent of students on campus coming from outside the borders of the state, according to official demographic data released Monday. – Tuscaloosa News

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