Monthly Archives: January 2017

Universities generate ideas, support for K-12 startup companies; Minnesota program launches company for early learning

Full Text: For 15 years, the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development researched the essential skills needed for preschool children to be ready for kindergarten. That research eventually became the framework for IGDIs, a university-funded set of … Continue reading

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Rejean Lepage

Full Text: Rejean Lepage was doing 3D computer graphics for a Saskatoon-based manufacturer of steel-frame buildings when he started to worry that he was turning into a couch potato. So he got out of his chair, quit his job and … Continue reading

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Gossip sells the goods: celebrities and the paparazzi are now in the business plan

Full Text: Before last Wednesday, few people had heard of plainmary.com, a website selling posh baby gear. By week’s end, the site had more than two million hits and had received orders from as far away as Dubai. Credit a … Continue reading

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The zen of ignoring the stock market

Full Text: At the very height of the dot-com boom, in the summer of 2000, I was working for a business wire service, and one of the most important jobs in the office was the daily stock market story. Two … Continue reading

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A civil rights bill for workers

Full Text: With forty-seven sponsors in the Senate, including seven Republicans, and an apparently solid majority of House supporters, the Civil Rights Act of 1990 now seems likely to clear the House Judiciary Committee easily and survive floor fights during … Continue reading

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