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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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Health system, physicians group settle

Mobile-based Infirmary Health System Inc. and Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. have reached a $24.5 million settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit, in which they were charged with violating the False Claims Act by paying or receiving kickbacks for Medicare claims, the Department of Justice said Monday. – Business Insurance

Southern Company announces dividend

The Southern Company announced a quarterly dividend Monday. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 4 will be paid a dividend of 0.525 per share on Saturday, September 6. This represents a $2.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.68%. – InterCooler

ServisFirst has good 2nd quarter

ServisFirst Bancshares Inc. reported net income of $11.6 million and net income available to common stockholders of $11.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to net income of $9.7 million and net income available to common stockholders of $9.6 million for the same quarter in 2013. – Insurance News

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High Tech Seeks High Yield

High Tech Seeks High Yield

Education, innovation and technology collaborate for commerce at Auburn Research Park.

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Heads of the wealth management departments of the state’s largest banks appraise the stock market at mid-year.

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

Birmingham’s Applied Ultrasonics uses Soviet-born Cold War technology to strengthen everything from oil rigs to submarines.

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

An 80-worker manufacturer in Leeds is the last bastion in a U.S. industry’s trade war with China. Relentless determination, not ballistic missiles, will determine the victor. Milton Magnus, mild-mannered maker of coat hangers, has plenty of determination.

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

A longstanding north Alabama businessman, Davis Lee, cranks up a new business that could also be the alternative fuel solution for the state’s largest agricultural crop.

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Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers

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The growing demand for locally grown food has sprouted a new class of small farmer — many of them second-career farmers — who invest hard work into 50 to 100 acres and earn a living with a bumper crop of satisfaction.

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