Banking and Finance

Number One Tax Tip for 2013 — Put your tax advisers on speed dial

With lawmakers burning the New Year’s Eve oil to finalize tax laws,  Business Alabama has gone to tax advisers and experts for their...

Ready for Another Big Bank Crisis? Bailout?

A watershed of lawsuits now breaking across the country could cause another crisis among the largest investment banks — the same banks that...

First Avenue Banker Breakout

Steve Reider and Kimberly Clay know a thing or two about planning and marketing bank branches. Before opening their firm, Bancography,...

Accounting for Health Care Reform

One thing you can count on after the 2012 presidential election is that health care reform, passed in 2010 — the Affordable...

Jefferson County Bankruptcy Fallout

What effect will Jefferson County’s bankruptcy have on the credit rating of the rest of the state? It’s not a new question, ...

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...

$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...

Number Crunchers to the Rescue

Most every Alabama business has a relationship with an accounting firm — to balance the books, prepare taxes, draw up the...

Markets Catch Breath After Benchmarks Breached

Wall Street closed out its best first-quarter beginning since 1998 as it finished our session that ended March 30. Several positive economic signs...

Taking up Slack in Business Lending

It wasn’t too long ago that small business owners might walk right past a credit union on their way to their local bank...

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