Banking and Finance

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, ...

Rising Stars of Alabama Banking

Meet 13 emerging leaders in banking, chosen from the standouts of the Alabama Bankers Association’s two programs for talented young bankers — Alabama...

BBVA’s Digital Banking Think Tank

BBVA Compass has recently made several large investments in its banking hub of Birmingham. In 2012, the city was host to a $360...

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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in 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.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.