Banking and Finance

Investors Beware

Back in 2010, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., a securities underwriting firm, began selling $39 million in bonds on behalf of...

An Ownership Transition Option Rediscovered

Founded in 1982, Huntsville-based Gleason Research Associates Inc. has built a specialized niche as a defense contractor in missile systems and engineering services....

Strategies for Long-Term Health Care

Benjamin Franklin said nothing is certain except death and taxes. The extended epigram almost could have been: Nothing is certain except death, taxes...

Frontier Days on Main Street

To Alabama’s community banks, Jesse James and his gang would be a minor annoyance compared to the obstacles and issues the banks face...

Jim Rogers’ Vision

It’s true that Demopolis-reared Jim Rogers  has been around the block — like, about a bazillion times. The 73-year-old Rogers left Alabama’s...

Merger and the Cost of Compliance

It may not be a marriage made in heaven, but the merger between River Bank and Trust and Keystone Bank — announced last...

New Banks of Different Stripes

Only two new banks have been started in Alabama since the financial crisis of 2008, and each has taken a different approach to...

Important 401(k) Safety Tip

Doug McLeod is a founding member and managing director of Mitchell, McLeod, Pugh & Williams, a registered investment adviser firm based...

What’s the Big Deal with the Fed Rate Hike?

Three months after the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percent, Alabama credit union chiefs are cautiously optimistic that the...

Countdown to Showdown Over Alabama One

The Ides of March could mark the end of a long and bitter feud for control of the Tuscaloosa-based Alabama One Credit Union, ...

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Dog’s Nose Inspires Diabetes Detector

A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

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

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

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.