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Tony's Chocolonely cooks up chocolate with passion and purpose

Tony's Chocolonely makes six types of chocolate bars, and is on a mission to rid the industry of child slavery. | Photo courtesy of Tony's Chocolonely.

February 8, 2017 - 1:35pm

What does a new DOT chief mean for autonomous cars?

Elaine Chao will take over as secretary of the Department of Transportation after the Senate confirmed her nomination Jan. 31. In this Jan. 17 photo, she appears at a farewell reception held by the Hudson Institute, a think tank where she was a distinguished fellow. | Photo by James F. X. O'Gara for the Hudson Institute, via Flickr

February 1, 2017 - 2:08pm

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

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Colorado paves the way for autonomous cars

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s RoadX program was launched to develop driverless vehicles and other transportation technologies in the state. | Photo by Jason Vaz for Crain's Denver

January 26, 2017 - 3:34pm

Shopify continues explosive growth with new Toronto facility

Shopify is further expanding its operations in Toronto, but is being careful not to get between the feuding mayors of Toronto and its original home of Ottawa. Photo by Shopuify via Creative Commons.

January 20, 2017 - 4:26pm

Lottery rakes in record cash amid Connecticut’s push for third casino

The Michael's Hess gas station in Waterford is among hundreds of locations statewide that offer Connecticut Lottery products including keno. | James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut
January 13, 2017 - 2:48pm

Connecticut researchers compare effectiveness of medical pot vs. opioids

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, based in Hartford, is conducting the first medical marijuana study to be approved by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Results are expected to be published in a year. | Photo by Walter Williams/Crain's Connecticut
January 11, 2017 - 11:27am