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April 2014

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Alabama Higher Education

Alabama Public Four-Year Universities, Alabama Public Two-Year Colleges and Alabama Independent Colleges & Universities

Alabama Insider Trades, April 2014

Stock transactions by insiders of Alabama's public companies

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 30

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 29

Flashback: Lakshmi Checkmates TK

Flashback: Lakshmi Checkmates TK

Top News Links: Monday, April 28

Top News Links: Friday, April 25

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.

Top News Links: Thursday, April 24

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.

Downtown Prime

Downtown Prime

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

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 23

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.

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 22

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.

Top News Links: Monday, April 21

Top News Links: Friday, April 18

Top News Links: Thursday, April 17

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.

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.

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 15

Gulf Shores’ Nitrogen Ice Cream

Gulf Shores’ Nitrogen Ice Cream

Top News Links: Monday, April 14

Top News Links: Friday, April 11

Top News Links: Thursday, April 10

Good to Know

Good to Know

Six of Alabama’s foremost women attorneys offer key insights from their business practice areas.

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.

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 9

Need a Heart? We’ll Print You One

Need a Heart? We’ll Print You One

Movers & Shapers, April 2014

Movers & Shapers, April 2014

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes counties

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 8

The Tally on Tourism; Rockets at the Top

The Tally on Tourism; Rockets at the Top

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

Career Notes, April 2014

Career Notes, April 2014

Who's moving up?

Top News Links: Monday, April 7

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Top News Links: Thursday, April 3

Tackling the Beast and Crafting Yachts

Tackling the Beast and Crafting Yachts

A $12,000 loan in 1959 helped a ship fixer stake a big corner of Gulf diesel work. “Wild and wooly” ventures have since yielded one of the largest yacht companies on the Gulf Coast.

Company Kudos, April 2014

Company Kudos, April 2014

Giant Roars to Full Blast

Giant Roars to Full Blast

After hibernating the recession, Alabama’s sleeping giant — a $4 billion industrial recruit trumpeted in 2007 — has slowly roared to life.

Remington Has Its Reasons

Remington Has Its Reasons

Adtran Wants Your Downloads G.fast

Top News Links: Wednesday, April 2

Big Steel’s New Name, New Boss

Big Steel’s New Name, New Boss

Top News Links: Tuesday, April 1