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Alabama is considered one of the least competitive health insurance markets in the country. And while a number of provisions from the Affordable Care Act kick in next year, most observers don’t feel that’ll make much difference. We hear why in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.

Andrew Yeager

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Magic City Marketplace

Birmingham is big business and small. But whatever the size of the operation, the marketplace is connected by people who have to grapple with numbers and projections and spin. We try and slice through the psychobabble that can be business news with a weekly discussion of who's up and who's down, why the market reacts a certain way or what a business closing or opening means to you.

Why the Design-build Concept Could Boost Birmingham’s Construction Industry
03-20-2017

Some new thinking on how architecture and construction firms are organized could make Birmingham an even bigger hub for the construction industry.

Regions Part of an Industry Rethink of the Bank Branch
03-13-2017

Online banking haven’t made the bank branch obsolete, but banks are rethinking how they use their brick-and-mortar locations.

Business Groups Oppose Alabama’s Bathroom Bill
03-6-2017

Alabama business groups are concerned if a so-called bathroom bill passes in Alabama, the state could suffer the same economic hit as North Carolina. That state suffered boycotts and major sporting events left after a similar bill was enacted there.

Changes To How Banks Pay Taxes In Alabama
02-27-2017

Birmingham Business Journal reporter Michael Seale discusses two bills in the Alabama legislature that would change how banks pay state taxes.

Alabama Industry Hopes For Looser Environmental Rules Under Trump
02-20-2017

Birmingham Business Journal reporter Michael Seale discusses what Alabama industries anticipate if President Donald Trump rolls back federal environmental rules.