Banking and Finance

Been Down So Long, What’s Up?

Alabama experts examine the often-trumpeted role of the Federal Reserve in setting interest rates — stuck for years now near zero.

An Employer’s Refresher in Fraud Prevention

An Alabama expert’s advice on protecting your till.

Accounting for Tax Overhaul

Major changes in corporate taxes are rocking around Congress, even though Congress seems predictably immovable. Alabama experts from two leading accounting firms assess the potential impacts.

Regions Bank Report Card

   ABOVE Rick Swagler (left) and Keith Herron attribute Regions’ success to a focus on great customer service, underscored by daily reference...

Lending Landscape

“If you’re a business with a strong balance sheet and good sales and you can’t get...

The Small Business Role of Credit Unions

Credit unions have never been larger or made as much money as they did in 2016. According to the National Credit Union Administration,...

Expert Market Impressions

University of South Alabama’s Joshua Foster teamed with other researchers to study the effects of narcissism...

Bank Giant Grows in Alabama

Birmingham native Brooks Emory has worked to expand the commercial banking effort for Bank of America...

Regulatory Rollback Candidates?

Capital requirements set by the Dodd-Frank Act — overseen by the Federal Reserve — could be lowered for mid-sized banks, if...

Market Share Growth Leaders

“Our customers appreciate our technology tools and the availability of our bankers, ” says Tom Broughton,...

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Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

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City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.