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Top News Links: Friday, Sept. 28

Two firms express interest in ThyssenKrupp's Alabama plants

South Korean steel maker POSCO, which already has operations in Birmingham, has expressed interest in purchasing ThyssenKrupp's steel facilities near Calvert; Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, a Brazilian firm, is also reportedly planning a bid for the property. — Mobile Press-Register

New Lockheed Martin operations in Huntsville

Lockheed Martin has announced plans to consolidate its Targets and Countermeasures operations in Huntsville, moving a development lab from Denver to join facilities that already moved from Virginia. — Huntsville Times

New industry "more significant than Airbus," Bentley hints

Pushing for passage of an amendment to borrow money for industrial incentives, Gov. Robert Bentley said he knows of several industrial projects in the offing that will be more significant to the state than Airbus' planned $600 million investment and 1,000 or more jobs. — Huntsville Times

Chinese business leaders meet Alabama officials

Representatives of more than 100 Chinese businesses met in Monroeville yesterday with state business leaders hoping to build relationships that attract business here. — Mobile Press-Register

Settlement reached over FEMA trailers

A federal judge Thursday approved a $42.6 million settlement on behalf of people who suffered ills after living in FEMA trailers following 2005 hurricanes. — Manufacturing.net 

Freestanding ER debate

Alabama working on regulations that would allow freestanding emergency facilities. — Birmingham Business Journal

Mill property prompts zoning suit

After Pell City officials twice refused a rezoning request for the former Avondale Mills property, the property owner has filed suit against the city.  — The Daily Home

U.S. and European aircraft companies look to China for business

Commercial aircraft companies Boeing and Airbus hope to expand in China market. — InvestorPlace

Federal dollars for Huntsville Airport

Huntsville International Airport has been awarded $7.5 million in FAA funds to widen taxiways so the airport can accommodate larger aircraft. — FAA

Carville, Rove to debate in Birmingham

Political strategists James Carville and Karl Rove are slated to debate Tuesday in Birmingham. — WWNT Dothan

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