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Pittsburgh reimagines the business district

Pittsburgh, historically the home of the nation's steel industry, is the home to a host of tech startups in recent years. | Crain National photo by Luke Walter.

July 18, 2017 - 2:53pm

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

Ross Toohey

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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

Meet SARA and four other robotic marvels in Pittsburgh

Study participant Tim Hemmes (right) reaches out to researcher Dr. Wei Wang (left), using a brain-controlled prosthetic arm. Also pictured: Researchers (left to right) Jennifer L. Collinger and Katie Schaffer. | Photo courtesy of UPMC

October 21, 2016 - 2:00pm

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

Lynn Banaszak

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A drone that vanishes into the ether? CMU scientists say it's possible

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (left) and Christopher Bettinger are part of a CMU research team designing a dematerializing device. | Photos courtesy of CMU

August 12, 2016 - 4:14pm

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

Andrew Butcher

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

Babs Carryer

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Pittsburgh startup wins big at SXSW, preps for rollout in India

March 27, 2016 - 5:26pm