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Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

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

Medical pot advocates take steps to expand use, minds in Missouri

Brad Rhodes is the director of operations at Noah's Arc Foundation's greenhouse. | Photo courtesy of Noah's Arc Foundation

October 25, 2016 - 9:11am

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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Fast friends: St. Louis, Boston grow entrepreneurial relationships

Photo by Devin Turner

A dinner event at Top of the Hub Restaurant & Lounge on the top floor of the Prudential Tower in Boston provided members of the St. Louis Startup Roadshow delegation with networking opportunities and impressive views. 

October 17, 2016 - 1:36pm

Can wearable fitness devices lower healthcare costs?

Wearable devices are used in UnitedHealthcare's wellness programs, which cover about 120,000 people in more than 40 states. | Photo by robin_mosports via Flickr

October 14, 2016 - 10:08am

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

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Entrepreneurs to spread the St. Louis startup story to Boston

The St. Louis Startup Roadshow to Boston leaves Tuesday with a mission to advance the Gateway City's startup scene. | Derek Lee/Crain's St. Louis

October 3, 2016 - 1:39pm

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

Bryce Rutter

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Zika strains nation's blood-collection industry

The aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary carrier of the Zika virus. Its breeding range covers much of the Southern U.S.

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 12, 2016 - 5:03pm

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