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Can Fun Hedge a Tree Fund?

Not too long ago, timberland investing meant buying raw land, holding it, and selling for profit. Buyers watched their trees and bank accounts grow in a venture that was stable, […]

World Class Alabama

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail It is not difficult to find a place to play golf in the United States. The National Golf Federation puts the total number of U.S. […]

Knox’s Trunk Show Goes Big Time Boutique

For Denise Knox, not being on the lookout for the next point of sale is the only risk there is. Knox was born an entrepreneur. At just 8 years old, […]

Festival of Alabama Artisans

On Saturday, May 4, more than 1, 000 guests visited the historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery for Southern Makers, a festival-style celebration of Alabama craftsmanship and artistry. The […]


Long before Airbus began seeking a site for its entry in the U.S. marketplace, Allan McArtor had an eye on Mobile’s Brookley Field. As administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration […]

Crops of Alabama in the Shipping News

The number of farms in Alabama may be dwindling — the state was home to only 43, 000 farms in 2007, down from 56, 678 in 1974, according to the […]

Public Money for Banks Only?

Local governments, schools boards, utilities and other public agencies, working to stretch their budgets as the economy struggles, are looking beyond their banks to the higher interest rates and lower […]

Sasser with Credit Unions

When Glenn Sasser applied for a $25, 000 small business loan from his bank, he had already spent nearly a decade running his company, A Plus Silk Screen in Odenville, […]

Get Ready for Crowdfunding — Free Enterprise with a Shadow Side

Life without the Internet is hard to recall, even if you’re old enough for AARP membership. Few of us could last a day at home or at work without online […]

Disaster Master

On the campus of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, college students enter a stately building of fellowship and refuge from the storms of academia. Scribed in a huge stained […]

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