Report: Debt protection varies widely by state
In a report released Thursday, the National Consumer Law Center surveyed the patchwork of state "exemption laws" meant to protect struggling families from losing everything to creditors. The advocacy group found that few places met its five basic standards for protecting consumers.
Cullman City Parks and Recreation has been selected for the Good Neighbor Friend of Tourism award
The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) has honored the Cullman City Parks and Recreation with the 2013 “Good Neighbor” Friend of Tourism Award. The award is among 10 that comprise the PEAK awards that were presented Sept. 19, during the AMLA annual meeting at the Huntsville Marriott in Huntsville, AL.
Work-from-home links go dark for furloughed employees during shutdown
Government workers may not only be physically cut off from their offices in the event of a federal shutdown — their digital ties could be severed, too.
Edward Jones Ranks No. 2 on ‘Best Places to Work in Alabama’ 2013 List
Business Alabama teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., and local partner - SHRM - to rank the state's best employers. 20 companies were named Best Places to Work in Alabama for 2013, divided into 11 large companies, four medium-sized companies and five small companies by the number of people they employ in Alabama.
Business After Hours event teaches the art of mixology
The recent Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” showcased the new Top of the Town facilities above Cullman Savings Bank.
TSA taking some of the hassle out of airport security lines
More than a quarter of U.S. fliers can expect speedier passage through airport checkpoints — shoes and coats on,
Food World to close Sept. 28
After spending the past few years swapping owners and avoiding round after round of cuts, the Cullman Food World will close its doors later this month.
Low-wage workers set nationwide walkout for Aug. 29
Emboldened by an outpouring of support on social media, low-wage fast-food and retail workers from eight cities who have staged walkouts this year are calling for a national day of strikes Aug. 29.
Wells Fargo to cut 365 jobs in Birmingham area
Wells Fargo plans to eliminate 365 positions in Alabama, officials announced Thursday.
J.C. Penney heads for 9th quarter of plunging sales
J.C. Penney countered criticism from investor Bill Ackman last week by saying it's focused on stabilizing the business and winning back customers. Results next week will show what little progress has been made.
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