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Noted as one of the best small towns in America, Andalusia boasts an impressive city hall that began life as a school in 1914 and was transformed into a city hall in 2002-2003. Photo courtesy of the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Boeing’s first quarter revenue up

The Boeing Co. reported first-quarter revenue increased 8 percent to $20.5 billion on higher commercial volume. Core earnings per share (non-GAAP) increased 14 percent to $1.76 when excluding a benefit of $0.19 per share for the 2012 research and development tax credit recorded in early 2013. – Boeing

State economy forecast to grow 2.4 percent

Alabama’s economy is expected to pick up the pace of growth as it moves through 2014. Forecasted output growth of 2.4 percent forecasted by the Center for Business and Economic Research would compare to last year’s 1.9 percent growth. – CBER

First glimpse given of Metropolitan venture

Designers and developers of a proposed $40 million, 253-unit apartment project in Lakeview gave the first detailed looks at what the Metropolitan apartments could look like Wednesday morning in Birmingham. – al.com

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Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

Gulf Oil Feeding Frenzy

On the fourth anniversary of the country’s worst oil spill, Big Oil’s giants are schooling again in the Gulf, feeding on profits 50 to 100 percent above the world average for petroleum production.

How to Sell a (Pricey) College Degree

How to Sell a (Pricey) College Degree

Alabama colleges and universities are creating new metrics, social media, branding campaigns and marketing VPs to sell students on the value of an increasingly expensive degree.

Recruiting Top Scholars

Recruiting Top Scholars

Luring the most desirable high school achievers boosts the schools’ images and curricular environments. But the goal is to retain the students in Alabama long after they leave campus.

Bo's Business

Bo's Business

Bo Jackson’s first business ventures are in suburban Chicago, where his sports career landed him, but now he’s considering a move back to Alabama.

Student Housing’s Lux 10 Percent

Student Housing’s Lux 10 Percent

Real estate investors are plunging into the high tide of college enrollments, and they build luxury for the top 10 percent. Here’s what’s going up in Tuscaloosa and Auburn for the most affluent — or lavishly indebted — scholars.

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A Legacy for Access

A Legacy for Access

The Smith Scholarship Foundation, established by Avondale Mills heiress Mignon Comer Smith, invests in the college education of economically disadvantaged students across the state.

Downtown Prime

Downtown Prime

A primer on the state’s largest downtown, high-rise office buildings

Crime Watch Accounting

Crime Watch Accounting

A Birmingham firm has locked onto the compelling, crime watch side of accounting. Forensic Strategic Solutions sleuths out fraud — detecting deceit in business valuations, fishing hard drives to snag dumped data.

Born to Build Guitars

Born to Build Guitars

Master guitar craftsman Roger Fritz revives a brand, Kay Guitars, and continues his custom work for a lineage of master musicians that has included Roy Buchanan and George Harrison.

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

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