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New year means new laws for employers of all sizes

The new year is an opportune time for employers of all sizes to review their policies and processes related to sexual harassment in the workplace, and ensure that complaints are handled quickly and effectively. | Pixabay photo.

January 3, 2018 - 12:12pm

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

Nelson Lang

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Coffee, Tea or Me-ow: Cat cafes combine rescues and relaxation

Colony Cafe in Pittsburgh allows patrons to dine with adoptable cats. | Crain National photo by Kristy Locklin.

January 2, 2018 - 12:09pm

Sacramento, Davis among nation’s student-friendliest college cities

A combination of living costs, educational opportunities and social life has placed Sacramento and Davis toward the top of WalletHub’s latest annual survey of friendliest college towns. | Crain National photo by Jim Watkins.

December 31, 2017 - 1:27pm

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

Michael Callahan

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

Louis Vitiello Jr.

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

Michael Wagner

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Not all things are easy-sell during the holidays, but creativity helps

It’s not peak season for beer during the winter holidays, but crafters like Device Brewing Co. co-owner Ken Anthony have ways to cope with slower times. | Photo courtesy of Device Brewing Co.

December 19, 2017 - 6:20pm

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

Lorena Cantarovici

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Who knew? Swimming with sharks a boon to educational stuffed toy business

Slumberkins are a hybrid between a stuffed animal and a security blanket that incorporate skill-building routines using therapeutic techniques designed to promote positive attachments during the bedtime routine. | Photo courtesy of Slumberkins

December 18, 2017 - 1:01pm

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