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ESG investing: Societal values over profit?

Wall Street is known for characters like the real Jordan Belmont and fictional Gordon Gekko personifying greed. Yet today’s great Wall Street controversy involves putting...

‘Rocket City’ is back: Marshall engineers, facilities, tools contribute to Artemis mission

HUNTSVILLE — There’s a reason Huntsville is called “Rocket City” and the city will once again live up to its name this weekend. When the Space...

Shelby, Tuberville call for Air Force tanker competition as Lockheed preps for Mobile-built aircraft

Alabama's U.S. Senate delegation is urging the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to continue its plans to allow for competition on the Air Force's...

Boeing awarded $5.2B contract to continue MDA warhead interceptor system

Boeing will continue its work supporting the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense System. The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the MDA had awarded Boeing...

Innovate Alabama awards $4.5M-plus in small business grants to 30 companies

The Alabama Innovation Corp. announced Monday the awarding of its first round of grants geared toward helping small businesses expand their operations within the...

Ivey: Tourism projected to generate more than $24B this year

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that the Yellowhammer State's tourism industry is projected to produce more than $24 billion in revenue in 2022. Ivey made...

Ecore International to invest $25.5M, create 84 jobs at Ozark plant

Ecore International, a Pennsylvania-based recycled rubber product manufacturer, has announced plans to open a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ozark. The company plans to invest $25.5...

Huntsville attorneys make 2023 “The Best Lawyers in America”

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings announced 16 Huntsville attorneys have been recognized for 2023 “The Best Lawyers in America” list, including three attorneys named Best...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Economic power and social media

Economists and political philosophers frequently contrast political and economic power. This distinction also informs views on policy questions. The nature of economic power offers...

Mercedes-Benz launches EV production in Alabama as new chapter begins

Mercedes-Benz has launched production of the all-electric luxury EQS SUV at its Tuscaloosa County plant, part of a global strategy of next-generation technology that is ushering...

BCA to honor Richard Shelby, feature Mitch McConnell at Birmingham fundraiser

The Business Council of Alabama's (BCA) upcoming Evening for Progress event in Birmingham will honor the service of U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), who...

Officials break ground on ‘visionary’ Walker County economic development project

An economic development project at a defunct coal mine in southeastern Walker County will spark growth opportunities throughout the area, according to local and...

Auburn University named to Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s Best-in-State Employers

Auburn University is one of the best places to work in the state of Alabama, according to Forbes magazine. The state's premier land-grant institution was...

Hyundai supplier admits to employing underage workers at Alexander City factory

SL Alabama LLC, a Hyundai supplier owned by a South Korean automotive parts manufacturing company, has admitted to employing children at its Alexander City...

‘It’s crazy out there’: California man moves family, business to Alabama over crime

Boasting tough-on-crime laws and a thriving economy, Alabama is among one of the nation's top-10 inbound states for American migration. California, plagued by crime and...

Guest: Electric Vehicles are the future of the auto industry – Alabama must make sure it has a place in that future

As the nation’s fourth-largest auto-manufacturing state, Alabama’s automotive industry has a huge impact on our economy, providing tens of thousands of Alabamians with good-paying...

Forbes names Dothan-based AAA Cooper among nation’s best midsize employers

Forbes has named Alabama-based AAA Cooper Transportation as one of "America's 2022 Best Midsize Employers." This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Dothan-headquartered truckload...

New jobs in Alabama create increasing demand for housing developments

In 2021, Alabama landed 247 economic development projects with plans to create 10,200 direct new jobs and $7.7 billion in capital investment for communities...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Labor market rollercoaster

Unemployment fell to 3.5% in July, the same historically low level as February 2020. The labor market remains strong despite high inflation and a...

Auburn University researchers first to map blue catfish genome

An Auburn University research team from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture recently became the first to map a high-quality genome assembly of the blue catfish. The...

Role of women evolving in male-dominated missile defense industry

HUNTSVILLE — The role of women in the male-dominated missile defense industry “has evolved significantly,” according to Tay Fitzgerald, president of Strategic Missile Defense...

Alabama-built boat to map the mouth of the Mississippi River

Alabama-based Silver Ships Inc. recently delivered a 49-foot marine surveying vessel that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will use to hydrographically map the mouth of the...

Alabama sets record high civilian labor force, maintains historic low 2.6% unemployment rate

The state of Alabama's July unemployment rate held at a record low 2.6% for the month of July, according to Gov. Kay Ivey's office. July's...

United Launch Alliance to invest $300M, create 250 jobs in Decatur plant expansion

Thursday, United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced a $300 million expansion project that the rocket manufacturer will undertake at its Decatur plant. According to WHNT News...