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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hubbard case called ‘gutter politics’

A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics." – Reuters/Business Insider

Variety of ballots await in November

In both Missouri and Alabama, voters will vote on constitutional amendments to enshrine “the right to bear arms” in the each state’s constitution and subject it to strict scrutiny when reviewed by the courts. Further, the amendment in Alabama also makes clear that it would protect gun rights “from potential interference by international treaty and foreign law.” – The Daily Beast

State bioscience sector a hit in Belgium

The emerging Alabama bioscience sector is getting a close-up look in Belgium as part of a trade mission that aims to create opportunities for business connections, research partnerships, and new investment. – Made In Alabama

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The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

Making Alabama one of the strongest aerospace centers in the U.S. is a cluster of more than 300 aero supplier companies specializing in everything from nuts and bolts to the WiFi on your next commercial flight.

Upstarts Grown Up

Upstarts Grown Up

Check up on five promising, fledgling companies we introduced to you in the last decade.

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Superspeedway maneuvers economic recession and high-def TV, and spends $13.5 million tailoring the track to a 25 percent drop in NASCAR attendance.

Training Camp for Company Owners

Training Camp for Company Owners

A newly launched e-learning company, Inner Circle Sessions, educates entrepreneurs on the badly neglected subjects of business valuation and exit strategy.

Algae Green Plastics

Algae Green Plastics

Algix LLC targets pond scum from 10,000 acres of catfish farms to make biodegradable plastics. An algae treatment plant in Marion Junction is the first to yield what will become a 200 million-pound-per-year stream of bioplastic resins.

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Battle Tested Camp Gear

Battle Tested Camp Gear

Founded by a WWII vet, MMI Outdoor designs camp gear for U.S. soldiers and a growing market of recreational campers eager to tap the best in military gear.

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

Like a 10 pound hammer, the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be on Alabama’s economy, cry utility companies and Alabama pols.

Port as State Economic Plan

Port as State Economic Plan

The capital plan of the Alabama State Port is an economic game plan — accommodating new industries like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp and anticipating emerging enterprises like roll-on/roll-off automotive service through an expanded Panama Canal.

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Huntsville native Virginia Barnes heads Boeing’s contract to build for NASA the world’s largest rocket system — the heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

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