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Top News Links: Friday, Sept. 13

Report ranks Alabama second in school cuts

A report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says Alabama's cuts to K-12 education are the nation's second worst since the recession began. — San Francisco Chronicle

Researchers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities determined that Alabama has had the largest decline in per-student spending, a $1,242 deficit, between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2014. — Anniston Star

Factory rebirth in the U.S. fizzles as jobs move overseas

A number of manufacturing plants, including Eaton Corp. in Alabama, are closing their doors in the U.S. in favor of expanding work abroad. — Businessweek

UAW making progress at Chattanooga VW plant

United Auto Workers say a number of workers at Volkswagen's auto assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., have signed cards in favor of the union's representation in creating a German-style works council there. — al.com

BioCryst moves forward on flu-treatment drug

BioCryst CFO Tom Staab reported this week at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference that things are progressing for peramivir despite its failure to meet the endpoints in a Phase 3 trial. — Triangle Business Journal

New competition on the way for Alabama-made Mercedes

BMW officials have introduced a revamped X5 SUV to compete with the Mercedes Benz M-Class SUV made in Alabama. — Tuscaloosa News

Birmingham company helps solve cyber security issues

Malcovery Security has been awarded a patent for a process that identifies the common source of email-based cyberattacks. The work is covered by three awarded patents and one pending patent exclusively licensed to the company which sprung out of technology developed at the UAB. — Birmingham Business Journal

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