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Top News Links: Wednesday, Sept. 21

Alabama joins states fighting to rescind upgrades to overtime pay

Attorney General Luther Strange files a federal court complaint challenging new Department of Labor rules that would greatly increase the number of workers entitled to overtime pay by increasing the salary levels for eligibility.  – Press Release

State gives nod to Mobile proposal for first charter school

The Mobile Area Education Foundation won approval for the state’s first charter school. Children 16 and older who have dropped out or are in danger of dropping out will be accepted in the program. — AL.com

Harbert pledges $15 million toward new Auburn business building

Birmingham businessman Raymond J. Harbert has pledged $15 million to build a new home for the Auburn University business school that already bears his family name.  Auburn will add another $15 million for the project. — Auburn University

Singhal to take reins of CFD Research

Sameer Singhal has been named president and CEO of Huntsville-based CFD Research Corp., succeeding Joe Cosumano. CFD Research works in an array of fields including aerospace, biomedical and cybersecurity and has spun off several smaller firms, including SynVivo. — Press Release

Southern Research marks 75th anniversary

Cancer drugs, medical devices and much more  are products of the first 75 years of Birmingham’s landmark Southern Research. — AL.com

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