Features by Gigi Douban
Posted In: exercise, personal trainers
Plenty of Americans will resolve to get in shape with the help of a personal trainer in 2013. But the personal training field is unregulated, and clients may not always know what they're getting.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Affordable Care Act
Alabama joins a slew of lawmakers who are ambivalent about taking funds from the Fed to cover the millions more people who will become eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare.
Posted In: newspapers
As more newspapers scale back production to just three or four days a week, what will come of subscribers who prefer paper to pixels?
Posted In: online shopping, online retail, Memorial Day
You've heard of Cyber Monday in November. Well, retailers now want an online holiday for Memorial Day.
Posted In: Housing, Alabama
Alabama wasn't hit hard by the housing collapse, and prices are now rising. But it's still difficult to get a home loan there.
Posted In: minority unemployment, Postal Service
Working at the post office has long been a way for African-Americans and others to rise up to the middle class. But at least 35,000 USPS jobs will soon be lost.
Posted In: Immigration law, Alabama
Alabama has attracted top car manufacturers, but some of their foreign workers have been arrested by police. It worries business leaders trying to attract new companies.
Posted In: doula, birth, Health
New programs help low-income women train to become doulas and birthing assistants.
Posted In: Economy
The largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history happened in Jefferson County, Ala., yesterday.
If the Alabama county can't settle a $3.2 billion debt, it would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history