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Alabama Crops in the Shipping News

Alabama Crops in the Shipping News

Trade winds prevailing in Alabama’s agriculture — broilers to South America, peanuts to China, pine pulp to Europe — follow global markets through the Port of Mobile.

June 2013
Robots Making Warheads

Robots Making Warheads

It took eight years of planning and a lot of reassurance for Raytheon to convince the Missile Defense Agency it could let robots help build warheads for the nation’s new missile defense system.

November 2012
Vintage Private Stock

Vintage Private Stock

Highlights from the company histories of the oldest of Alabama’s largest privately owned companies.

June 2011
India Denies Boeing Second Aerospace Coup

India Denies Boeing Second Aerospace Coup

Boeing Co. hoped to follow up on its $30 billion Air Force tanker contract win with another aerospace defense coup, an $11 billion contract to supply India with a new fleet of fighter planes.

June 2011

A Little Silver in the Lining

Alabama’s economy is slowly digging its way out of the recession, with exports and tax receipts slightly rising in 2011.

June 2011
Coming Soon to an Economy Near You

Coming Soon to an Economy Near You

Mannington Mills Inc., a major U.S. flooring manufacturer that would like to go viral with some good noise—about a U.S. firm that is committed to making quality products in the U.S. with U.S. workers.

May 2011
Hyundai, Sonata in the Limelight

Hyundai, Sonata in the Limelight

February 2011