Business & Economics

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Pandemic’s Effects Will Linger on State’s Growing Economy

The state’s economy could grow by 2.6% in 2021, a good clip that will not pull the state out of the hole created in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published today by economists at The University of Alabama.

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UA, Tuscaloosa File Joint Patent to Detect Community Blight

The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa collaborated to create a system that can automatically detect blighted areas in a community, helping prevent issues before they escalate into costly repairs for property owners.

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Alabama Business Confidence Ticks Upward for Fourth Quarter

The Center for Business Economics and Research’s most recent quarterly survey shows business confidence is increasing thanks to new innovations and safety measures introduced to lessen the spread of coronavirus.

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Researchers Explore How Critical Events Affect Leadership

In most cases, leadership — and the decisions that leaders make in the face of an event like this pandemic — can be the determining factor between business success or failure.

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UA Researchers Examine Stress of Pandemic on Decision-Making

Researchers at The University of Alabama were awarded a grant to see if the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic may include poor decision-making by those who experienced increased stress levels.

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UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.

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Birmingham Couple Makes Transformational Gift to UA

A $20 million comprehensive gift from C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick will significantly enhance the Culverhouse College of Business and intercollegiate athletics at The University of Alabama.

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Developing ‘Third Wave AI’ to Improve Human Performance

A management researcher at The University of Alabama is part of a federally funded project to use machine learning to examine how improvement methods affect all workers.

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NASA, UA Strengthen Relationship for Work on In-Space Manufacturing

An agreement between The University of Alabama and NASA will enhance inventive research assisting space exploration and strengthening education of tomorrow’s aerospace workforce.

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Business Analytics Symposium Offers a Day for Data

Data scientists and business analytics-oriented executives will converge at the Culverhouse Business Analytics Symposium for a day of discussion about how their respective companies and institutions incorporate big data research and analysis practices