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Alabama’s Surprise Senator Talks Business

A year into his first term, Alabama’s unexpected Democrat — Sen. Doug Jones — weighs trade interests and calls for a ceasefire in the endless stream of attack politics. And, when it comes to working for Alabama, he says, he and Sen. Richard Shelby are “pretty much in sync.”

Roads and Politics

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...

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Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

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Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

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