Today’s business headlines: Anderson family proposes taking Books-A-Million private, Adams Produce files for bankruptcy

BAM post.jpgThe Anderson family is proposing to take Birmingham-based Books-A-Million private.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Here are some of today’s business headlines from The Birmingham News.

The family of Books-A-Million Executive Chairman Clyde Anderson said it’s made a non-binding proposal for the Anderson family to take the company private. Read the story.

Adams Produce Co. LLC, a Birmingham-based company more than a century old, has filed for bankruptcy. Read more.

Last spring’s tornado outbreak brought heavy losses to Alabama’s
agriculture industry, particularly in poultry and forestry. Storms
killed 3.2 million chickens and heavily damaged or destroyed more than
700 poultry houses, while nearly $260 million worth of timber across
200,000 acres was damaged. Read about the recovery.

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