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A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.

Weathering the Storm: Insurance Coverage For Risks Posed By Natural Disasters

Alabama businesses should take proactive measures to ensure their insurance policies meet their particular risks and expectations.

Investor Protection Requirements for Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

Alabama was one of the first states to enact legislation requiring certain financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of senior and other vulnerable investors.

The Opioid Crisis Goes to Court

Cities and counties across Alabama turn to the courts to find help in dealing with an addiction that’s especially rampant here.

Wanna Bet? Don’t Do It in Alabama

For decades, an unconfirmed statistic has floated around that Alabama has more illegal sports betting per capita than any other state in the nation.

Complying with GDPR: Where Are Your Blind Spots?

Explore the common misunderstandings that may help you as you assess whether your company has any obligations under GDPR.

When Data Balloons, So Can Law Costs

Excess data quickly becomes a liability, says Burr & Forman’s Marty Burke. ...

Top Dollar Jury Awards

In Alabama’s largest jury award of the past five years  — $140 million — a Baldwin County jury was outraged that a woman died...

Crackdown Still Hard on Business

Paul Moore vividly remembers when House Bill 56 was approved.  “We lost a lot of good people, ” Moore says. “The ones who...

Investors Beware

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

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Flashback: Crazy Rich Asians

In September 2009, the third richest man on the Forbes 2001 rich list, Yung Yeung, showed up at a press conference in Montgomery with...

Spotlight on Cullman County

Lying about halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville along Interstate 65, Cullman County has long been recognized for great schools and beautiful lakefront scenery, but...

Making a Living in Crenshaw County

A photographer’s account of business life in three rural Alabama counties: Part 1, Crenshaw County.

Opelika Ponders, Plumbs, Presents Itself

Residents of Opelika eagerly dove into a citywide charrette called DesignPlace. One result morphed from sticky notes, through local history, into a logo with locomotion.

Meet the New Inductees to the Alabama Business Hall of Fame

Since 1973, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame has honored business professionals who have brought lasting acclaim or recognition to the state. This year, seven Alabama business professionals will be recognized as the latest members of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame at a celebration Nov. 15 in Birmingham.