Alabama’s economy hard to gauge

February 9, 2016, by John Norris

I get a fair number of requests to address groups whenever the economy seems shaky or the markets fall apart. I am ordinarily happy to do this, and have turned down only a fistful of invites in my career. As I have said numerous times: “the thought of public speaking is terrifying to so many people, I could probably recite the dern telephone book, and still get pats on the back for a job well...

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The Best Advice – Montgomery Advertiser 11/9/2014

November 7, 2014, by John Norris

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So far, AL immigration bill, HB56, an economic non-event

April 22, 2013, by John Norris

  Congress is currently debating immigration reform. Alabama beat it to the punch with HB56 a couple of years ago. How has this legislation impacted the state’s economy thus far?   How has the infamous HB56 impacted the Alabama economy? That is a great question, and I apologize for the answer: No one really knows, as it is still too early to tell, if we ever can tell... Read full article as previously published in the Montgomery Advertiser April 19,...

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Sneak a peek…Q & A with John Norris featured in this Sunday’s B’ham News

August 17, 2012, by Shelley deClerk

Does your background as an economist help in your job as director of wealth management at Oakworth Capital Bank? You have to have an idea about where the economy is headed in order to properly invest money. If the economy is headed for recession, you want to load up on government debt and consumer staples. If the economy is poised for growth, corporate bonds and cyclical stocks make more sense. If the economy is doing...

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