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  • Business after hours 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.

    September 11, 2013 2 Photos

  • air plane.jpg 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, laptop computers untouched.

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Foodworld 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.

    September 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • 1198649_63815145.jpg 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.

    August 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Wells Fargo to cut 365 jobs in Birmingham area

    Wells Fargo plans to eliminate 365 positions in Alabama, officials announced Thursday.

    August 22, 2013

  • 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.

    August 16, 2013

  • Former NY exec gets prison for $185M stock swindle

    The founder of America's leading supplier of body armor to the U.S. military was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for running a $185 million stock swindle in which he used the proceeds to finance luxuries such as lavish parties featuring Tom Petty, Aerosmith and the Eagles.

    August 15, 2013

  • 2014 Chevy Impala.jpg Revamped Chevy Impala turning heads again

    Chevy Impala hit the road as a coupe and convertible in 1958 and has been an American icon ever since. Now in its 10th generation, the Impala has transformed, re-tuned, re-configured, revamped and altered just about everything on its four wheels.

    August 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • Coca-Cola.jpg How Coke won the cola wars

    The inspired Pepsi Challenge marketing campaign of the 1980s was my childhood introduction to one of the fundamentals of scientific inquiry: the double-blind experiment.

    August 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • AVIS12.jpg 'We try harder': The most brilliant ad slogan of the 20th century

    In 1962, Avis was in search of a new advertising campaign. So the ad agency Doyle Dane Bernbach decided to embrace Avis' second-place status as a sneaky way to tout the brand's customer service. "When you're only No. 2, you try harder," went the new tagline. "Or else."

    August 12, 2013 1 Photo