Top News Links: Thursday, Feb. 28

Airbus meets with potential suppliers

Airbus Chairman Allan McArtor met Wednesday with potential suppliers that will be involved with the construction of the assembly plant and production of airplanes; the first plane is expected to roll out of Mobile in 2016. — Local 15 News

Supreme Court hears Shelby County challenge

The Supreme Court will hear Shelby County's challenge to overturn Section Five of the Voting Rights Act. — Huffington Post

Medical Properties Trust to issue 9 million shares of stock

Birmingham-based Medical Properties Trust Inc. announced it will sell 9 million shares of common stock and use the proceeds to retire debt and for acquisitions. —

Helicopters head to the beach

Gulf Shores city council has approved a second business to operate helicopter tours while Orange Beach officials set a public hearing to discuss the same company building a heliport at The Wharf. —

Alabama Shakes on the move

Despite the post-Grammys slump, Alabama Shakes's album “Boys and Girls” rose 14 chart positions last week to No. 6. — Variety

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Bill approved for Gulf State Park build

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed legislation to let the state partner with a private developer to build a hotel and convention center at Gulf State Park. —

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