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Federal lawsuit filed in wake of Birmingham wage law

When Birmingham raised its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour last year, it offered a ray of hope to Antoin Adams. A 23-year-old worker at Hardee’s, Adams struggles to get by on $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum. Now Adams is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court that accuses Alabama of illegal racial discrimination in blocking Birmingham’s minimum wage increase. – MSNBC

Auburn’s Harbert College honors entrepreneurs

Before his moving company raised more than $22 million in venture capital and grew to serve customers in 86 cities, Bellhops co-founder Cameron Doody roamed Auburn-area apartment complexes and went “door to door” in search of business. Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business recently honored Doody and others for their ability to grow thriving companies from humble beginnings. – News release

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ArcelorMittal Bets on Auto Steel Redemption

ArcelorMittal Bets on Auto Steel Redemption

ArcelorMittal plans to increase production at AM/NS Calvert, located about 35 miles north of Mobile.

Laptops, the New Sandwich Boards

Laptops, the New Sandwich Boards

The advertising trend of vehicle wrapping is so yesterday. Today it’s wrapping ads on the back of students’ laptops.

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Tool Pushers Smart and Fierce

Tool Pushers Smart and Fierce

Since 1984, when Mimi Head bought it, Birmingham’s little Ram Tool has grown to deliver tools — same day — to construction crews in fiercely competitive markets in 12 states and D.C. Two Yale-educated daughters now run a company that nails new territory relentlessly.

College Management Reformation

College Management Reformation

Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System starts a tough job of streamlining management of the system.

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Writing for the Judge

Writing for the Judge

More critical than courtroom oratory in winning a ruling from an appellate judge are the written words of the brief writers. Meet some of the Alabama masters of writing for the judge.

A Spirited Adventure

A Spirited Adventure

Big profits are still in the works, but prime product is already dripping from these pioneer enterprises of the Alabama liquor industry.

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Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

Spotlight on Coastal Gateway

Spotlight on Coastal Gateway

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