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August 2014

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Top News Links: Friday, August 29

Flashback: Space Race Bootlegger

Flashback: Space Race Bootlegger

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

Top News Links: Thursday, August 28

Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

Opelika taxpayers built their own 100 percent fiber-to-home broadband network. At $43 million, it’s the most ambitious municipal network in the state, and they’re not sweating the payback.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Aug. 27

Now You See It

Now You See It

A brain surgeon and a CFO launch a startup that brings virtual reality to the operating room and service technicians to any corner of the world.

Top News Links: Tuesday, August 26

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Top News Links: Friday, August 22

Top News Links: Thursday, August 21

Career Notes, August 2014

Career Notes, August 2014

Who's moving up?

Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Explosive e-cigarette growth puts tinkerers, entrepreneurs in position to make Big Tobacco the next Kodak.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Your Company on the Line

Your Company on the Line

Sometimes a business dispute becomes a case of all or nothing. Bet-the-company cases require battlefield strategies and a full-forward attack mode.

Top News Links: Tuesday, August 19

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Adtran positions itself for the expansion of cloud-based systems, including a game changing wireless technology that puts cloud solutions within reach of small companies.

Top News Links: Monday, August 18

Top News Links: Friday, August 15

This Race Comes with Rockets

This Race Comes with Rockets

Movers & Shapers, August 2014

Movers & Shapers, August 2014

Spotlight on Bibb, Chilton and Dallas Counties

Top News Links: Thursday, August 14

Branding Relationships

Branding Relationships

Alabama's brand masters turn company names into front porch neighbors.

Why I Cook at the P.O.

Why I Cook at the P.O.

John Hall learned to cook in some of the most celebrated restaurants in the South, Europe and New York City. He returned home, to 41st Street in Birmingham’s Avondale, to launch his own business — brick-oven hot Post Office Pies.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Top News Links: Tuesday, August 12

Spotlight on Bibb, Chilton and Dallas Counties

Spotlight on Bibb, Chilton and Dallas Counties

Top News Links: Monday, August 11

Architects at Your Service: Rural Studio Turns 20

Architects at Your Service: Rural Studio Turns 20

Top News Links: Friday, August 8

Airbus Streamlines Its Brand, Bails on Acronym

Airbus Streamlines Its Brand, Bails on Acronym

Top News Links: Thursday, August 7

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Golson and John Foshee are flag bearers in a downtown Montgomery renaissance set to unfold for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March next summer.

Company Kudos, August 2014

Company Kudos, August 2014

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Top News Links: Wednesday, August 6

Directing Rapid Gun Growth

Directing Rapid Gun Growth

The CEO of Remington Outdoor details the sales growth that led to the company’s Alabama expansion — a 24 percent increase in manufacturing capacity.

Top News Links: Tuesday, August 5

Mercedes Production Line Dance

Mercedes Production Line Dance

Top News Links: Monday, August 4

A Graduate of the Walmart School of Hard Knocks

A Graduate of the Walmart School of Hard Knocks

Top News Links: Friday, August 1

Alabama's Best Large Employer: Gray Construction

Alabama's Best Large Employer: Gray Construction

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Alabama's Best Small-Medium Employer: Southern States Bank

Alabama's Best Small-Medium Employer: Southern States Bank

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Standouts Among Small-Medium Employers

Standouts Among Small-Medium Employers

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Standouts Among Large Employers

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Employees and employers across the state graded their companies on policies and programs. The verdict: Money doesn’t always talk

Low Grades on 'Human Capital'

Alabama Insider Trades, August 2014

Stock transactions by insiders of Alabama's public companies

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