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Hundreds of pro and amateur bikers race through downtown Anniston during the Sunny King Criterium Bike Race, held in the evening hours. Photos courtesy of Alabama Tourism Department/Meg McKinney

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Flashback: Banking in the Local Wealth Niche

Flashback: Banking in the Local Wealth Niche

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Heads of the wealth management departments of the state’s largest banks appraise the stock market at mid-year.

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

Birmingham’s Applied Ultrasonics uses Soviet-born Cold War technology to strengthen everything from oil rigs to submarines.

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The Money-Printing Machine

The Money-Printing Machine

What do Alabama’s banking and finance experts think about the Fed’s six-year, $4 trillion-plus money-printing marathon?

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Convocation of Auburn Startups

Fledgling companies in the Auburn Business Incubator range from social media to precision machining to tennis expertise.

High Tech Seeks High Yield

High Tech Seeks High Yield

Education, innovation and technology collaborate for commerce at Auburn Research Park.

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

A longstanding north Alabama businessman, Davis Lee, cranks up a new business that could also be the alternative fuel solution for the state’s largest agricultural crop.

Alabama Timber’s Sustainability Stockpile

Alabama wood pellet mills are at the threshold of a perfect supply-demand matrix: a growing surplus of Alabama timber and growing overseas demand for a coal alternative.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

AFC whistleblower case continues

A whistleblower lawsuit against a Birmingham-based chain of walk-in medical clinics for fraud may continue to trial. A federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion to throw out the case made against American Family Care by a whistleblower, former employee Anita C. Salters. AFC already paid $1.2 million to the federal government in March to settle charges of "upcoding." – AL.com

Not all whiskey is what you think

Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a supremely artisanal effort. The distillery creates “small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico.” But, in the new crowd of micro-distillers, it is now standard for the alcohol being sold to come not from their own distinctive stills, but from a hulking factory in Indiana. – The Daily Beast

Women in Business Conference today

The Alabama State University Small Business Development Center will host its annual "Women in Business Conference: The Pink Little Toolbox" on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the ASU Dunn-Oliver Acadome Ballroom. – Montgomery Advertiser

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