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Investment-Grade Distress

Two youths of the Great Recession dove into the frenzy of distressed real estate and made it an investment-grade discipline.

Shoals Shift

In contrast to a local history trodden by industry giants, Shoals leaders are focused on cultivating homegrown enterprises built for digital speed.

Inventive Startups Already Rolling

Enterprise Software for Beer Brewery Buddy // Tuscaloosa Josh Sahib was having a beer at a Tuscaloosa brewery when he came up...

Redstone in the Cloud

About a year ago, Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, the Army’s now-retired chief information officer, speaking to a panel in Arlington,...

Steeped in Tradition and Brisk

Bill Bowron was two weeks away from becoming president of a bank in Savannah, Georgia when he got a call from his father...

Aerospace Evolution, Cradle to Orbit

At B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, the graduation rate five years ago was 42 percent. This year the graduation rate was 92...

When It’s Done Best, Nobody Notices

Top officials detail the complex and evolving roles of facilities management in enterprise success.

Landmark Downtown High-Rise

ABOVE Local artist Claire Godbee painted the mural in the Roots & Revelry restaurant dining room, on the second floor.   ...

Major Marksmanship

A changing international security environment — missiles from North Korea, missiles in Iran, Soviet warships off the East Coast — underscores the...

Expert Market Impressions

University of South Alabama’s Joshua Foster teamed with other researchers to study the effects of narcissism...

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