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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

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

Jenelle Isaacson

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

Michelle Farber Ross

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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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More Canadians needed; apply within

U.S. President Barack Obama might have recently said "The world needs more Canada," but one group concerned for the future of the nation is insisting that Canada needs more Canadians. | Photo by GoToVan via Creative Commons.

October 7, 2016 - 3:19pm

Shopify adds Waterloo software firm to toolkit for next-gen product

Shopify has been on a roll of late, and has now added upstart software design firm Boltmade to its Waterloo operation. Photo by Shopify via Creative Commons.  

October 3, 2016 - 4:21pm

Business pitch competition gives students two minutes or less for success

Student entrepreneurs from across Ontario are eligible to enter the "Make Your Pitch" contest by submitting their best two-minute video pitches. Photo by COD Newsroom via Creative Commons. 

September 30, 2016 - 3:26pm

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

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