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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....

Alabama Development Office Rebranded

Ignoring that old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, ” the state has changed the name of its renowned...

Alabama Insider Trades

Source: SEC filings. Note: Under the "Transaction (Trans.) Type" column, "B" indicates a direct, open-market purchase, "S" indicates a direct,...

One Big Fish

John Nichols, of Samantha, didn’t hook just any old fish on his outing to Holt Reservoir in March. The cat on...

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