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Leading the Alabama Publics League

Jeffry Rosenthal is CEO and president of Hibbett Sports Inc., one of the best performing companies on our annual ranking of Alabama...

FDIC Says Wall Street Banks Defrauded Colonial

On August 10 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. filed suit in federal court for the Southern District of New York and in state...

Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

In the spring of 2010, Vulcan Materials Inc. CEO Don James was seriously studying the next big deal—a merger by the Birmingham-based...

Roy Moore's Second Coming

A look back at the “Business & Politics” column in the July 2000 issue of Business Alabama is an exercise in eternal recurrence....

$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....

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