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Engineering Marvels Become Old Workhorses

Most of Alabama’s locks and dams are past their 50-year design life. But they’re not as ancient as other U.S. waterways, so they aren’t in line for federal funding.

Petroleum Company Discovers Liquidity in U.K.

Fast growing Diversified Gas & Oil pulls its petroleum from venerable fields in Appalachia and went public a year ago on a London exchange.

What’s in a Name?

Millions of dollars a year, if that name is “Alabama”

At the Intersection of Trains, Trucks, Planes and Ships

ABOVE Containers in transit at the Port of Mobile. Photo by Mike Kittrell  Nil, or close to it. Those...

State Water Plan Stalled

ABOVE Roy McCauley, of the Alabama Pulp and Paper Council, worries that a state water plan might put an unnecessary layer...

Endowment Management at the Top

There is a reason why it appears that Auburn and Alabama’s fundraising activities are in higher gear than ever before. It’s because they are....

The R&D Multiplier

ABOVE Scientists at Evonik’s new Research & Development Center in Birmingham work to develop screws and plates used to fix bone fractures from...

Raising and Retaining Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship education and support centers are one of the fastest growing segments of Alabama business schools. The growth may be just in time to keep our best entrepreneurs in Alabama.

Experience as Education

Experiential learning is thought of largely as activities outside the classroom that better prepare students for work in the real world — things like...

Alabama Natives Go Global

Pecans Roughly 40 percent of Alabama-grown pecans are exported, and the outlook for overseas market growth is optimistic. Demand is growing, ...

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Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

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Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Decatur Students Get Hands on Lunar Rover

Students from areas including design drafting, machine tool and welding will work on the project through the end of the fall semester.

Roads and Politics

A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.