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

Chris Dornfeld

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

Kathleen "Kitty" Ratcliffe

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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

Insurers, policy makers must map uncharted territory for autonomous cars

A Google self-driving car drives next to a commuter bus at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. | Photo by Michael Shick via Wikimedia Commons

January 24, 2017 - 7:28am

Alton to lose both a Kmart and Macy's in latest round of retail closures

A Kmart location in Springboro, Ohio. | Photo by Nicholas Eckhart via Flickr

January 5, 2017 - 4:25pm

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.

Chris Pierson

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Even an ocean away, Brexit vote could impact big deals with St. Louis ties

The impact of Britian's pending departure from the European Union is sure to have some impact on the St. Louis business community, given its role in global trade. But the severity of that impact remains uncertain.

Photo by Illinois Horse Soldier via Flickr.

June 30, 2016 - 10:27pm

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

Carol Roth

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