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Our Man on Gelatinous Zooplankton

When a Biblical plague of jellyfish invaded the packed beaches of Florida's Atlantic Coast on Memorial Day weekend, zapping over 400 swimmers,...

At Issue—”The Most Fundamental Theories of Nature”

In case you missed it, in the last year, science has come a lot closer to understanding antimatter. That's thanks...

The Buck Stops…Where?

Lawyers for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in January did what lawyers do best — fired off a letter loaded with foreboding and...

Sweet Shoals Sisters

A couple of 20-something sisters out of the Shoals are staking out their share of that region's music fame. Laura and Lydia Rogers,...

Hyundai Could Double Down

Hyundai's auto plant outside Montgomery is running all out — two 10-hour shifts a day and weekend shifts when possible — but it...

Steve Jobs Calls Again on Alabama Expat

Alabama born, Auburn educated Tim Cook took over the reins of Apple Computer Inc. in January, stepping in for Steve Jobs,...

Top White Collar Cop Inspects Dodd-Frank

We talked recently with the state’s top securities regulator about the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act, designed—with many policy details still to be...

Adtran Unveils a Broadband Solution

Adtran, Alabama’s largest technology company, made a splash at the Broadband World Forum in Paris in September by unveiling what it...

Oil Spill Panel Unloads

The national panel charged with assessing the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued its report last month, calling for widespread reforms in...

Unwelcome Harvest

The new Alabama immigration law—officially, the Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act—started driving farm workers from Alabama fields and processing plants when...

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