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Unclaimed Baggage Center turns one person’s lost stuff into another’s bargain buy
Nov 26, 2018
Some unique finds: A Christmas sweater with two neck holes, antlers, a taxidermied frog.
When a big carbon emitter is the main economic driver in town
Jul 20, 2017
For local residents, the Miller power plant is the economic center of the city.
Gulf Coast residents upset by BP settlement funds
Nov 29, 2016
Alabama has used most of a recent settlement to help fund Medicaid and pay off debt.
Alabama taps its oil-spill fund to close Medicaid gap
Nov 18, 2016
A fund to pay for damage from BP's 2010 oil spill is used to cover a budget gap.
You want economy? United has “basic” economy
Nov 16, 2016
The airline will offer a no-frills fare to compete with low-cost airlines Spirit and Frontier.
In Alabama, two voters reflect on the election
Nov 15, 2016
They chose Trump for economic reasons.
If Trump stimulates the economy, one result could be growth. Another? Stagflation
Nov 14, 2016
It was a 1970s nightmare: high inflation and no growth.
Google Chrome is going to crack the whip on unprotected websites
Nov 4, 2016
The Google Chrome security team is getting tough on websites that are not encrypted. Those are the ones without the HTTPS at the beginning of its URL. Anyone looking at what you’re doing online on that site can capture all of your information, including important user names and passwords. Most of the pages desktop users […]
On Wall Street, managing anxiety by hedging
Nov 2, 2016
If a lot of voters are increasingly anxious about Election Day, what about the people who make their living predicting outcomes — stock traders.
FCC rules on sharing consumer information could ding broadband provider profits
Oct 28, 2016
It might seem like a big victory for privacy advocates, but the new rules won't stop companies like Comcast and AT&T from collecting data