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February 2013

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Top News Links: Thursday, Feb. 28

Flashback: Alabama Crude

Flashback: Alabama Crude

Top News Links: Wednesday, Feb. 27

The Competitive Edge and Right-to-Work

The Competitive Edge and Right-to-Work

Passage of right-to-work laws in competing states takes the edge off the South’s non-union advantage in industry recruitment. Other assets become more crucial — such as high-tech skills stacked on top of a non-union culture.

Top News Links: Tuesday, Feb. 26

Career Notes, February 2013

Career Notes, February 2013

Top News Links: Monday, Feb. 25

Strategic Redirection Saves Retail Real Estate Venture

2012 marks a triple return compared to the recession years

Top News Links: Friday, Feb. 22

Top News Links: Thursday, Feb. 21

Big League Workforce Demands

Big League Workforce Demands

Alabama is in a headlong sprint to keep job skills in pace with auto production demands.

Top News Links: Wednesday, Feb. 20

Big Premiums, Paltry Payouts

Big Premiums, Paltry Payouts

Top News Links: Tuesday, Feb. 19

Pie Lab’s Community Chemistry

The creative hub of Greensboro is a storefront where people cook up community solutions, or just meet, greet and and eat great pie.

Top News Links: Monday, Feb. 18

Birmingham Breathes Easier

Birmingham Breathes Easier

Stocking Language Supplies

Stocking Language Supplies

The demand for language skills has grown as quickly as international investment and overseas sales.

Top News Links: Friday, Feb. 15

A Severe Weather Pure Play

A Severe Weather Pure Play

A group of Australian investors bought the leader in world weather forecasting — an Alabama company with a breakout product fueled by the extremes of climate change.

Top News Links: Thursday, Feb. 14

ThyssenKrupp Leader Declares Reformation

ThyssenKrupp Leader Declares Reformation

Monster on the Prowl

Monster on the Prowl

Top News Links: Wednesday, Feb. 13

Company Kudos, February 2013

Company Kudos, February 2013

Movers & Shapers, February 2013

Movers & Shapers, February 2013

Shuttles on the Auction Block

Shuttles on the Auction Block

Top News Links: Thursday, Feb. 7

Mining and Murder in the Global Jungle

When Drummond Ltd. staked its future on rich coal reserves in war-torn Colombia, it shouldered a heavy load of political risk. But it may not have banked on allegations of corporate-sponsored murder.

Expansions, layoffs and acquisitions

Top News Links: Wednesday, Feb. 6

Spotlight on Coffee & Dale Counties

Spotlight on Coffee & Dale Counties

Crossword Puzzle, Feb. 13

Crossword Puzzle, Feb. 13

Top News Links: Tuesday, Feb. 5

Number One Tax Tip for 2013 — Put your tax advisers on speed dial

Transocean Bites $1.4 Billion Bullet; Not Enough, Says Bentley

Transocean Bites $1.4 Billion Bullet; Not Enough, Says Bentley

Manufacturing Champions Out of Alabama

Mercedes CEO Markus Schaefer says his Tuscaloosa plant in the “great green environment” of Alabama is a company benchmark of efficiency — a brand and process comparable to the football team up the road.

Highpoints for a New Year

Highpoints for a New Year

Top News Links: Monday, Feb. 4

The Way of the Wayward Andy

The Way of the Wayward Andy

From beachcomber, to standup comic, to bestselling author and motivational speaker — the Andy Andrews way has been an inspiring meander.

Top News Links: Friday, Feb. 1

Great $30 Million Moon Chase

Great $30 Million Moon Chase

Ready for Another Big Bank Crisis? Bailout?

Ready for Another Big Bank Crisis? Bailout?

A day of reckoning is coming for the investment banks whose securities fraud caused the 2008 financial crisis.