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June 2011

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Bridging the Coastal Insurance Gap

Bridging the Coastal Insurance Gap

The flight of insurance companies from the Gulf coast has opened the whole state up to the risk of shrinking coverage and higher premiums.

Up and Comers: Southern Charm

Up and Comers: Southern Charm

Building upon his experience in several larger markets and Mobile’s Southern hospitality, Kent Blackinton is leading his staff to the top of Marriott’s Renaissance facilities.

From Alabama to Iowa:

From Alabama to Iowa:

World’s Biggest Turkey Farm

Alabama Judge Slams Door on Bank’s Foreclosure

Alabama courts rule against banks.

Small Business Watchdog Sues Top Brass

The patriot missile system is a prime contract for Raytheon’s engineering office in Huntsville, which employs around 700 workers. Raytheon is building a $300 million manufacturing facility at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal that will add an additional 300 workers, to produce SM3 and SM6 missiles.

Bank Quakes: Smaller Continue to Fall Harder

Bank Quakes: Smaller Continue to Fall Harder

Franchise Tax Sinks Alabama to Bottom of Competitiveness Ranking

Alabama lags in rankings

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.

Tragedy And Aftermath

Tragedy And Aftermath

Mammoth tornadoes that swept through the South on April 27 hit Alabama the hardest, leaving 238 dead and thousands homeless.

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.

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