Banking and Finance

Top White Collar Cop Inspects Dodd-Frank

We talked recently with the state’s top securities regulator about the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act, designed—with many policy details still to be...

Hanging Tough in a Fearful Market

Individuals who weathered the economic storm with their 401k plans have recovered most of their value, Alabama experts say, while new...

Alabama Judge Slams Door on Bank’s Foreclosure

For the first time an Alabama court recently joined the ranks of a growing number of state courts that have ruled in favor of...

Bank Quakes: Smaller Continue to Fall Harder

Two Alabama banks were among the six banks that failed in the third week of April, pushing the total number of banks failures...

Big Retailers Loom Large As Tax Avoiders

Alabama is far from high profile on the issue but has its moments. As the Legislature began considering tough budget measures in April,...

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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.