Politics and Law

Women on the Front Line

Just turn on the TV and there are the female lawyers in skimpy skirts and sky-high heels, more concerned with their messy...

Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

In the spring of 2010, Vulcan Materials Inc. CEO Don James was seriously studying the next big deal—a merger by the Birmingham-based...

Top Dollar Jury Awards

1. Mannsfeld v. Ineos Americas LLC, et al Most people—on a good day—might be lucky to get a penny for their...

What are Two Huge Economic Coups Worth?

Our May issue for the year 2002 reported the April 1 announcement by Hyundai Motor Co. that it would build a $1 billion...

Our Newest Capital Immigrants

During the past several years, international companies have made major investments in Alabama, helping to transform the state’s economic landscape. For...

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...

Oil Spill Panel Unloads

The national panel charged with assessing the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued its report last month, calling for widespread reforms in...

A Voice in the Ear of the Legislature

Lobbyist might not top the list of Career Day aspirations, but Beth Marietta Lyons sees her natural progression from lawyer to Goat...

Drummond Sues Plaintiff Lawyer in Death Case

Birmingham-based Drummond Co. has filed suit against a noted labor lawyer, claiming that the attorney defamed the company by saying in legal...

Pine Trees v. Classrooms

A federal judge has ruled that Alabama’s long-challenged property tax structure might inherently widen the gap between the state’s haves and have-nots, ...

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Flashback: Peak Oil

Figure it was an early Christmas present for folks who still fret over America’s energy security. On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of the...

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.

Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.