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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

Austin teen shakes up fashion world

Fifteen-year-old Isabella Rose Taylor sold her art at age 9, graduated from high school when she was 11, and was the youngest designer to have her work available at Nordstrom. | Photo courtesy of Business Rockstars.

October 25, 2016 - 1:11pm

Licensing fees soar under proposed Texas medical marijuana legislation

Kayla Brown, executive director for the Texas Cannabis Industry Association, said the state's revised regulations would make it harder for small businesses to break into the industry. | Photo courtesy of the Texas Cannabis Industry Association.

October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

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

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Childhood education center sets sights on expansion

Ivy Kids Early Learning Center, which offers a science-backed curriculum, is planning to grow in Texas. | Photo courtesy of Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

October 7, 2016 - 1:13pm

Attendance doubles at Texas Venture Summit

Edgecase CEO Susanne Bowen talks with a potential investor during one of the more than 200 one-on-one meetings held at the Texas Venture Summit at Brazos Hall in downtown Austin on Thursday. Photo for Crain's by Mary Ann Azevedo.

October 6, 2016 - 5:32pm

Austin's allure is increasingly attracting global companies

Speachme, a French education technology company, recently launched U.S. operations in Austin. Shown are speachme employees (from left) Robyn Ezersky, Anthony Hagood and Barry Gromada. Photo courtesy of speachme.

October 3, 2016 - 1:29pm

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