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Startups, universities bring drone technology to old-school industries

Kansas State University's Polytechnic UAS Program graduates 20 to 30 students each year. | Photos courtesy of the Kansas State Polytechnic Communications and Marketing team

April 5, 2017 - 9:23am

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

A. Verona Dorch

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Burned by natural gas, energy firms dig different routes into bankruptcy

Brian Lawson and Kenesaw Burwell work on solar panels that the U.S. Energy Department is using to leverage a power purchase agreement with SunEdison and Xcel Energy. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/U.S. Department of Energy via Wikimedia Commons

March 2, 2017 - 1:41pm

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

Sonita Lontoh

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

Jordan Cram

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Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

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

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

Tom Rusin

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Fuel for thought: Why gas prices here are a relative bargain

QuikTrip drives the Edgeworth price cycle in St. Louis.

Photo by Charlene Oldham

May 24, 2016 - 2:58pm