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Hundreds of pro and amateur bikers race through downtown Anniston during the Sunny King Criterium Bike Race, held in the evening hours. Photos courtesy of Alabama Tourism Department/Meg McKinney

AEDG 2014

Alabama Economic Development Guide 2014

Browse the digital edition of the 2014 Alabama Economic Development Guide from the publishers of Business Alabama.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

ArcelorMittal back in the black

The world’s largest steel maker said on Friday that it earned $52 million in the second quarter, a substantial improvement from a $780 million loss in the same period last year, as demand for steel rose in Europe and North America. It was the first profitable quarter for ArcelorMittal since 2012. – New York Times

Study: Expanded Medicaid helps workers

If the state decided to expand Medicaid, working Alabamians would be the largest group to benefit, according to a study released this week. Of the state’s 342,000 uninsured people who are considered in the “insurance gap” — meaning they don’t qualify for Medicaid but make too little to afford private insurance — 185,000 are blue-collar people with jobs, the study found. – Tuscaloosa News

Southern Company beats estimates

The Southern Company this week reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.02, AnalystRatings.NET said. The Southern Company’s revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. – Watch List News

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