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$2 Billion Chump Change

News in May that J.P. Morgan dropped more than $2 billion in a derivatives trade made headlines, stirred Congressional committee hearings—Harrumph! Harrumph!—and...

Taxes and the Poor Mouth

“We are a poor state.” That’s the excuse often offered to explain why Alabama is at rock bottom among the 50 states,...

Slow Train Moving

We spoke in early May with Grayson Glaze, executive director of the Alabama Center for Real Estate, about the Alabama slice...

Troubled Waters, Troubled Assets

Dueling Condos Still Contenders Two of the most ambitious beachfront resort developments on the Alabama Gulf coast hit the recession like a...

What are Two Huge Economic Coups Worth?

Our May issue for the year 2002 reported the April 1 announcement by Hyundai Motor Co. that it would build a $1 billion...

Life Insurance You Could Just Hug?

In March, Protective Life Corp., the Birmingham-based life insurance company, began rolling out a new brand and customer service strategy....

Still Rolling—On a Four-Year Streak

It’s been a long time coming, but—little thanks to the white men on the hill—the Creek Indian tribe in Atmore has been...

A Healthy Buzz

This month we speak with two women who have been promoting and tracking an emerging niche market in Alabama agriculture—the market for locally...

Bandwith Runner

In this month’s issue of Business Alabama, “Companies on the Verge of Making It Big” (page 44), we introduce you to...

Colossal Case Seeks to Pump Justice from BP

Robert Cunningham is one of two Alabama trial lawyers on the panel of 15 that comprise the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee—the group of lawyers...

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