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The Atomic Genius from Tuscaloosa

Get to know one of Alabama's more famous inventors.

Global Bank Access Without Lifting a Finger

Diamond Fortress’s fingerprint ID system works on a smartphone and opens secure banking services to remote areas of the world.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Catfish Farmers See Tariffs As Fair Trade

With Alabama catfish farmers, free trade is not an unquestioned principle, as with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or the National Fisheries Institute. Black Belt producers say “free” trade has been an unleveled playing field of unenforced safety standards and dumping practices.

Pumping Oil, Fighting Raiders

Energen Corp. is feasting on a chunk of assets that could surpass Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar Field as the largest oil field in the world. The company also is being circled by some hungry activist investors.

Black Gold

More than six decades of oil and gas production in Alabama extends from Huntsville to the Gulf of Mexico.

Lightning Swift Jackpot Cashout

Four years from launch to cashout, Shipt’s $550 million sale to Target is a new high for Alabama startups and a beacon for Birmingham’s emerging community of business innovators.

Honda Rolls Out $85 Million Expansion and One of the Year’s Best Family Cars

In March 2017, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama announced plans for a multi-phase project to expand its plant in Lincoln.

Creative Assets Fully Valued

It’s not uncommon to dream about quitting the day job for a creative pursuit, but job security is often too important to risk....

Business Trailblazers

Founded in 1973, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame honors Alabama business leaders and entrepreneurs who have bettered their state over the course...

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