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Partskeeper tracks parts and specs for DIY gearheads

Partskeeper founder Doug Wheeler removes "knock-off wheels" with a lead hammer. | Photo courtesy of Doug Wheeler.

November 21, 2017 - 2:53pm

In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

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

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

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

Real estate riches rooted in family, Baltimore for Cordish Cos.

David Cordish, back, photographed with sons Blake (left to right), Jon and Reed, is chairman and CEO of the The Cordish Companies, a 106-year-old real estate development firm based in Baltimore. | Photo courtesy of The Cordish Companies

August 24, 2016 - 2:25pm

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

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

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

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

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