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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

High finance: Tech firms, investors budding up to cannabis

Retail sales of marijuana in the United States are expected to rise to $25 billion in 2020, according to GreenWave Advisors LLC. | Photo courtesy of Emily Earlenbaugh of Fleurish Farms.

October 20, 2016 - 6:32pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Lisa Druxman

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Food for thought: UC Davis, Peet’s perk up science of coffee

It’s a long, complex road from coffee bean to cup – a process the UC Davis Coffee Center will enable students to study in detail. | Photo courtesy of Peet's Coffee

October 5, 2016 - 7:45pm

Underdog story: Filmmaker celebrates ‘invisible heroes of baseball’

Hall of Fame baseball player Wade Boggs teamed up as a co-producer on Molly Secours' film "Scouting for Diamonds." | Photo courtesy of Ben Pearson

September 29, 2016 - 1:49pm

Apple co-founder Wozniak headlines Maritz innovation summit

A discussion with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak packed a large ballroom Tuesday at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, which hosted Maritz's Innovation By Design Summit. | Charles Berman/Crain's St. Louis

September 27, 2016 - 6:46pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Cortnie Purdy-Fausner

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Charlie Mulligan

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