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Jefferson County files plan to end bankruptcy

Virtually all bondholders will be shorted on principal under the bankruptcy workout plan filed by Jefferson County this week; the bankruptcy judge is expected to rule on the plan in November. — Businessweek

Whistleblowers at DOD subcontractors to get protection

Employees who bring their employers' wrongdoing to light will have the same protection whether they work for the Department of Defense or its subcontractors under a new law taking effect today. —

Adtran introduces new cloud service for branded Wi-Fi

Huntsville's Adtran has introduced a new cloud computer service designed to make it easier for partners to host and manage network services for their customers. — Talkin' Cloud

Special cart for special kids

Specialty grocery cart designed by Alabaster mother for special needs children is set to begin production, with Easter Seals logo a bonus. — Birmingham News

State website wins third consecutive award

Alabama's official website,, has been honored for the third consecutive year by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. — Daily Finance

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Bridge Street welcoming new businesses

Huntsville's upscale Bridge Street Town Centre, which lost several businesses in late spring, is now welcoming several new businesses to the complex. — Huntsville Times

Costco coming to Mobile?

Two weeks after the Mobile city council president told a local agency board that a $100 million development is planned near the city's Hank Aaron Stadium, speculation is widespread that the shopping area will be home to a Costco store. — Mobile Press-Register

Montgomery kicks off fundraising for Questplex

Montgomery city, library and museum officials last week kicked off a fund-raising campaign to raise $5.5 million for the city's Questplex, a combination library, interactive museum an life-long learning center. — Questplex PR

Hoffman maintains links with Paula Deen

While other media outlets have been dropping Paula Deen like a hot potato, Hoffman Media of Birmingham, which publishes a cooking magazine in Deen's name, announced it will continue the publication. — Hoffman Media PR

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