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Flashback: Crazy Rich Asians

In September 2009, the third richest man on the Forbes 2001 rich list, Yung Yeung, showed up at a press conference in Montgomery with...

Flashback: Balky Bellefonte

The towers of the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant, in the foothills north of Scottsboro, could nearly qualify as a historic landmark — as one of the longest running construction projects in the U.S.

Flashback: In the Land of Cotton

Cotton, of course, never went away entirely in Heart of Dixie Alabama. It was just put in the shade of soybeans and polyester and such.

Flashback: Gulf Drilling Vigorous after Disaster

Drilling activity hardly blinked at the environmental disaster of the BP spill. After a modest 18-month decline in Gulf production, there began a steady rise that has continued through 2018.

Energen Corp. Bought for a Premium, $9.2 Billion

Diamondback Energy Inc., based in Midland, Texas, on August 14 agreed to buy Energen Corp. for $9.2 billion.

Flashback: Smoking Gun of National Wealth Liquidation

Who was to blame for the collapse of the housing market in 2007-2008?

Flashback: Gulf Real Estate Legend

Gene Brett at The Phoenix II in 1986. Photo by Leigh Jordan Brown ...

Flashback: Long-Running Family Fishery

Chris Nelson, Bon Secour Fisheries. Photo by Dan Anderson ...

Selling Alabama-Made Missiles to Arabs

That was the pitch going on last week by the top U.S. pitchman for American Made, President Donald Trump, when...

Flashback: Mountaintop Triumph

Eye popping new Alabama buildings are the focus of a collection of stories in our March 2018 issue: http://www.businessalabama.com/Business-Alabama/March-2018/Alabama-Projects-by-Alabama-Builders/ An Alabama landmark well worth...

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Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Building Innovator Ready to Power Up

Global building materials innovator James Hardie scouted the South before choosing Prattville for its 10th U.S. plant — a $220 million, 200-job investment that’s the largest new industry in Prattville in 50 years.

Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Sky’s the Limit Now for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Turner Construction Co. recently topped out Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, a project that broke ground in October 2017 and is set...

Fraud in Your Workplace

Looking for Red Flags: How to Spot and Stop Real-Life White-Collar Criminals