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Investment-Grade Distress

Investment-Grade Distress

Two youths of the Great Recession dove into the frenzy of distressed real estate and made it an investment-grade discipline.

Ezell's Catfish on the River

Ezell's Catfish on the River

Ezell’s became a restaurant in the 1950s, but its history goes back to riverboats and fish fries on the hunting camp lawn.

Re-equipping the Underemployed

Re-equipping the Underemployed

A new Innovate Birmingham initiative helps disciplined workers move from menial to meaningful.

Diving into City Hall

Diving into City Hall

The new mayor of Birmingham outlines his opening agenda, including a “deep dive into...employee morale.”

Major League Scouts Assay Alabama

Major League Scouts Assay Alabama

Baseball talent will arise anew this summer as Hoover’s Met Complex becomes the landing site for 150 top high school baseball players being scrutinized by Major League Baseball team scouts, coaches and agents.

Should You Be Loved or Feared?

Should You Be Loved or Feared?

Is being liked or feared the best strategy for the modern workplace manager?

What's Coming in 2018

What's Coming in 2018

A governor’s race, major auto expansions, robots on combat ships

Chicken Law in High Court

Chicken Law in High Court

The latest lawsuit seeks to leap frog over the appellate level and go directly to the Supreme Court.

Top Stories of 2017

Top Stories of 2017

Factories rose, state unemployment hit a historic low and, for better or worse, Alabama made national headlines. Here’s our reckoning of the year’s top business stories.

Magic Classic Money Queried

Magic Classic Money Queried

MBA students wanting to study a complex business model with lots of moving parts and layers of political intrigue would do well to consider Birmingham’s Magic City Classic.

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NEWS AROUND ALABAMA

Friday, January 19, 2018

Alabama cities and counties square off in Montgomery on tax

On one side of a looming showdown in Montgomery are Alabama's hundreds of cities. On the other side is the state's influential and politically shrewd county commission association. At issue is a potential wellspring of new revenue: taxes levied on online retail transactions. It's coming to a head with a bill in the Legislature styled SB130. In essence, the proposed legislation is all about online giant Amazon. – AL.com/WTVY

Birmingham misses being on Amazon’s top 20 list

Amazon said on Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters to 20, including centers of technology like Boston and some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio. The list of finalists leans toward locations in the Midwest and South and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast. – New York Times

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