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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Job seekers who used state website likely hacked

Hackers may have stolen personal information from people who used a job search database in 10 states, including Alabama. The Alabama Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the breach of the America's JobLink, a multi-state web-based system that links jobseekers with employers. Alabamians who used the state's free, online jobs database www.joblink.alabama.gov may have had personal information exposed. – AP/USNWR

Shipt to deliver Costco groceries in Florida, may expand here

Birmingham tech company Shipt has announced its first retailer partnership with a discount bulk retailer. Shipt launched a partnership with Costco this week, and Tampa customers now have three retailers to choose from: Costco, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and Publix. – AL.com

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Automakers Jam CyberSecurity Workshop

Automakers Jam CyberSecurity Workshop

CNA Financial Corp. and the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association hold sold-out Cyber Risk Workshop

Sun Rises on New Braves Ballpark

Sun Rises on New Braves Ballpark

The Atlanta Braves are getting closer to having a new home, thanks in part to Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie, which even now is putting the finishing touches on SunTrust Park in Cobb County.

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Mama is Cooking

Mama is Cooking

Schooled up in the food service industry from his mama's Mountain Brook garden, Will Haver is on a roll with his carefully crafted, fast growing Taco Mama chain.

Beyond Disasters and Deficits, Great Outdoors

Beyond Disasters and Deficits, Great Outdoors

Alabama’s state parks are fighting their way back from five years of revenue transfers and a maintenance backlog that runs deeper — to natural disasters as far back as Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina.

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Bank Giant Grows in Alabama

Bank Giant Grows in Alabama

Charlotte-based giant Bank of America expanded in 2014 to target the state’s rapid growth in midsize businesses. They claim a 37 percent increase in business in their second year.

Port City Legend Builds Countrywide

Port City Legend Builds Countrywide

White-Spunner Construction’s portfolio includes some of the landmarks of its hometown, Mobile, but also a rapidly growing list of big retail contracts across 27 states.

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Soulful History & Shag Carpet

Soulful History & Shag Carpet

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, newly renovated, shows off the sights and sounds of a legendary musical space — and keeps the mojo, too.

Alabama Gig Cities

Alabama Gig Cities

Cities that want service providers to invest millions in the deployment of fiber optic infrastructure are clearing the path with strategic plans that eliminate barriers and streamline franchise agreements.

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Coping with New Overtime Rules

On December 1, the cost of labor for your business is likely to increase dramatically if you don’t take any action.

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