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Etowah and St. Clair counties in north central Alabama have the enviable benefits of very easy interstate, rail and air access for business and industry, as well as being one of the most favored residential areas in the state.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Del Marsh: Might be time for casinos

As Alabama once again struggles to put together a budget, one of the state's most powerful Republicans said Monday that the time has come to look at gambling as a revenue option. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh cited a study that says four casinos and a lottery would generate $400 million in new state revenue — with $332 million of that coming from a state lottery — and 11,000 new jobs. Marsh's office commissioned the study, done by Auburn University at Montgomery. – AP/The Republic

High court upholds payday loan limitations

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state Banking Department can create a payday loan database to enforce an existing $500 limit on how much people can borrow at one time from the short-term lenders. The decision was a victory for advocates who have sought restrictions on the loans, but they say it does not go far enough in limiting an industry they said preys upon the financially vulnerable. – AP

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Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Taming The High Price of Textbooks

Deploying a nationwide crew of campus reps to drill into the high price of textbooks, former Samford student Jonathan Robinson has powered freetextbooks.com to 50 percent annual revenue growth for five years.

How to Protect and Mine Your IP

How to Protect and Mine Your IP

Building good fences around your intellectual property is only part of it. Capitalizing on, auditing for and cultivating IP in the workplace are profit centers. Not to mention avoiding a costly lawsuit because you didn’t do a simple search.

IDIE Awards 2015

IDIE Awards 2015

Birmingham’s Woodlawn Regenerates Itself

Birmingham’s Woodlawn Regenerates Itself

One of Alabama’s oldest neighborhoods also is one of the state’s best examples of community revitalization.

The Roar of Entrepreneurs

The Roar of Entrepreneurs

Auburn University hosts the first of what promises to be an annual gathering of hungry student entrepreneurs and outstanding alumni businesses.

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Flashback: The Strange Case of Yung Yeung

Flashback: The Strange Case of Yung Yeung

Business Incubation Through Technology

Business Incubation Through Technology

The technology transfer offices of Alabama’s research universities increasingly use innovations to incubate homegrown startup companies.

Career Notes, April 2015

Career Notes, April 2015

Who's moving up?

Company Kudos, April 2015

Company Kudos, April 2015

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Company-Customized Continuing Education

Company-Customized Continuing Education

The University of Alabama’s new BAMA At Work program tailors teaching to individual company needs. Allstate was one of the first clients, outfitted with leadership training for its Southeastern sales force.

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