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Books off the Public Shelf?

Books-A-Million, one of Alabama’s 21 public companies, announced plans in late April to return to the ranks of private companies. Executive...

Seven Real Estate Winners

The Alley, Montgomery Sometimes a big deal can occur in a small space—like a back alley, for example. That...

Steel Yourself for this Big Ticket Item

German steelmaking giant ThyssenKrupp, which rocked Alabama with construction of a $5 billion plant near the Mobile-Washington county line, announced in...

Economic Engines

Metals With the ThyssenKrupp Carbon Steel Mill on U.S. 43 less than an hour from Thomasville in Clarke County, the area...

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...

Service First

Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 on the eve of Black Hawn Down was the last place on Earth anyone would want to be,...

Markets Catch Breath After Benchmarks Breached

Wall Street closed out its best first-quarter beginning since 1998 as it finished our session that ended March 30. Several positive economic signs...

Grass-Grown Prime Prices

Randall Hastings is a third generation South Alabama cattle rancher. “My dad and grandfather worked our land from this very house, ” he...

Budgeting Without Revenue

Call it sensible and austere or say it spills blood on the hands of Alabama’s Legislature, but don’t look for any new...

Life Insurance You Could Just Hug?

In March, Protective Life Corp., the Birmingham-based life insurance company, began rolling out a new brand and customer service strategy....

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