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Top News Links: Tuesday, Sept. 17

TK falls on plant speculation

ThyssenKrupp fell 1.5 percent on the DAX index following word that the company may hold onto its plant in Brazil and sell only its U.S. operation. — Businessweek

Car sales hit new low overseas

For the first eight months of the year, passenger car sales in the European Union were off 5.2 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the European Auto Manufacturers' Association. Luxury brands fared better than others as Daimler's Mercedes was up 8.9 percent. — Alabama's 13 

Boeing CEO ready to boost output

Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney is orchestrating production of the 787 Dreamliner at a faster pace as he gains confidence it has overcome a troubled past. Boeing rose 3.9 percent yesterday to $115.67 after Peter Arment, an aerospace analyst with Birmingham-based Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc., raised his price target $44 to $164 per share. — Businessweek

State attorneys seek dismissal of school transfer suit

State attorneys are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center seeking to block a new state law allowing students to transfer from failing schools. — ABC 3340

Harper Lee settles copyright suit

Harper Lee settled the lawsuit she filed against Samuel L. Pinkus to secure the copyright to her classic novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." — The Pueblo Chieftain

New Auburn construction project complete

Birmingham’s Brasfield & Gorrie has completed the $28.8 million Auburn University Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce. The 84,000-square-foot building will house five multidisciplinary research departments. — al.com

Lockheed Martin logs successful test flight

Lockheed Martin's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile recently completed a successful test launch from the U.S. Air Force B1-B Lancer bomber. — al.com

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