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Top News Links: Wednesday, Sept. 17

Boeing, SpaceX split NASA contracts

Aerospace giant Boeing and newcomer SpaceX will share $6.8 billion in NASA contracts to build commercial space taxis to fly astronauts to and from the space station starting in 2017, ending reliance on Russia for access to low-Earth orbit and kick starting a new era of commercial space transportation, agency officials said Tuesday. – CBS

More investment money for Calvert

World's largest steel producer ArcelorMittal will invest $ 46.7 million in its Calvert steel mill in Alabama in collaboration with Japanese JV partner NSSMC to reach the full capacity at the plant. – India Times

Aerojet Rocketdyne heads for Huntsville

Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday it is opening a rocket propulsion development office in Huntsville aimed at delivering a new rocket engine to replace a popular Russian engine now vulnerable to international tension. – AL.com

SunTrust Park new home of Braves

The new Home of the Braves has its name: SunTrust Park. Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. and the Atlanta Braves today announced a partnership for the naming rights of the new Home of the Braves. SunTrust Park will be constructed by American Builders 2017, a joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company and New South Construction.– Atlanta Journal Constitution

Calling all B’ham entrepreneurs

Despite the fact that Alabama ranks on the high side of the low end of states for entrepreneurship, the idea of starting new businesses and creating new innovation never seems to be far from the minds of businesspeople in Birmingham. – Weld

New pipeline projects loved, hated

Everybody loves energy providers until they don’t. Consider the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise project that will transport 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas in a pipeline from Lycoming County, Pennsylvania to the Mid-Atlantic and as far south as Georgia and Alabama. – Forbes

One Nineteen Campus to expand

St. Vincent’s Health System announced today a $15.6 million expansion of its St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Campus.  The 40,000 square foot expansion will include an ambulatory surgery center, an urgent care center and additional professional office space. The project is expected to begin this Fall with completion slated for early Fall of 2015. – BizJournals.com

Prison system has doctor problems

Having s­­­exual contact with patients, exchanging painkillers for oral sex, and impersonating another doctor in an attempt to a fill a phony prescription at a pharmacy. These are some of the allegations the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners leveled against two doctors who now treat Alabama's inmates, an AL.com investigation has found. – AL.com

Mickey Cook joins Horizon

Mickey Cook has joined the Horizon Shipbuilding as the vice president of operations for the Bayou La Batre shipyard. Cook, one of the founders of C & G Boatworks, where he served as general manager, brings 38 years of experience in the shipbuilding industry to his current position at Horizon. – Maritime Executive

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