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February 2011

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Hanging Tough in a Fearful Market

Hanging Tough in a Fearful Market

Through two years of recession, about 90 percent of Alabama 401k participants stayed the sometimes-scary course (assets down as much as 50 percent) and are finally coming out ahead. About 40 percent of employers who cut off contributions have returned, by some estimates.

Selling Weapons to our Friends: A Look Inside a Little-Publicized Industry

Selling Weapons to our Friends: A Look Inside a Little-Publicized Industry

One of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Alabama is the sale of major weapons systems to foreign countries. Big as it is, it’s just not a business that’s much understood or often trumpeted in headlines.

Adtran Unveils a Broadband Solution

Adtran Unveils a Broadband Solution

Adtran took its next-generation Internet architecture to Paris to show the world.

BP Claimants Call in the Detectives

BP Claimants Call in the Detectives

In a disaster, such as the BP oil spill or Hurricane Katrina, a business’ best friend can be a forensic accounting firm—“the intersection between accounting, investigation and the law.”

Oil Spill Panel Unloads

Oil Spill Panel Unloads

Hyundai, Sonata in the Limelight

Hyundai, Sonata in the Limelight