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August 2012

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Drought yes, but also irrigation tax credits

Flashback: Vulcan Materials' Caribbean Cruise

Flashback: Vulcan Materials' Caribbean Cruise

Alabama Insider Trades, August 2012

Company Kudos, August 2012

Company Kudos, August 2012

Movers & Shapers, August 2012

Movers & Shapers, August 2012

Walter’s Big Push

Walter’s Big Push

Coal miner Walter Energy explains its $1.2 billion big push in Alabama—in spite of limp global coal and steel prices, in the face of environmental opposition, and in gratitude for new state tax breaks.

Leading the Alabama Publics League

Leading the Alabama Publics League

If you’d invested in Hibbett Sports over the last 18 months, you’d be invested in the league leader.

Euro Trip Freeze Frames Budget Cliffhanger

Career Notes, August 2012

Career Notes, August 2012

FDIC Says Wall Street Banks Defrauded Colonial

Women on the Front Line

Women on the Front Line

The number of women attorneys in Alabama has increased almost 50 percent in the last 12 years, but there are still only a handful of women trial lawyers. Here, some of state’s most formidable female advocates present their case.

Public Company Performances in 2011

ThyssenKrupp Still Angling for a Buyer

ThyssenKrupp Still Angling for a Buyer

Stocks Volatile on Fed Moves and Euro Debt

Stocks Volatile on Fed Moves and Euro Debt

Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur

Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur

A telecom creator shares his experiences with students, angel investors and startup businesses.

Boatright to Double Crosstie Production

Boatright to Double Crosstie Production

Arizona Ruling Quakes Alabama Immigration Law

Arizona Ruling Quakes Alabama Immigration Law

Spotlight on Covington, Butler & Crenshaw counties

Spotlight on Covington, Butler & Crenshaw counties

Best Small Company to Work for in Alabama: Southern States Bank

Best Small Company to Work for in Alabama: Southern States Bank

Best Medium Company to Work for in Alabama: CTS

Best Medium Company to Work for in Alabama: CTS

Best Large Company to Work for in Alabama: Baker Donelson

Best Large Company to Work for in Alabama: Baker Donelson

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama

Employees and employers across the state graded their companies on policies and programs. The ultimate result is to foster open communications in the workplace.

Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

Martin Marietta’s blitzkrieg bid for Vulcan Materials was as hostile as those things get. The court case that ensued provides a window on the inside dealings and Madison Avenue spins.

Rolling Stone: Jefferson County was a Mafia Hit

Rolling Stone: Jefferson County was a Mafia Hit

Health Care Stands; Alabama Leaders Divided

Health Care Stands; Alabama Leaders Divided

Alabama Celebrates Airbus

Alabama Celebrates Airbus

Top Dollar Jury Awards

Top Dollar Jury Awards

Some of the state’s most skillful plaintiff attorneys give their views of the their big wins—the 10 largest Alabama jury awards in the past five years.

Alabama's Largest Law Firms