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Chasing The Sun

Douglas Hutchings and his colleagues at Picasolar had honed a chemical process to generate more power from solar panels, and, in the early 2010s, raised more than $4 million from the federal government and equity investors. But before manufacturers of solar panels would give it a try, they wanted proof the technology could scale up […]

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These Financial First Responders May Need A Lifeline To Keep Serving Grassroots Founders

Eason Counseling Associates nearly tripled its staff in 2019 after founder VaShonda Eason began to pursue the school-based mental health business on a full-time basis. By March of 2020, the firm had a staff of 25 operating out of offices in Rogers and Fayetteville, said Haven Eason, VaShonda’s husband and COO. Before becoming an entrepreneur, […]

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Shortages Of Protective Gear Highlight Cracks In US Manufacturing Base: ‘It’s Like Dunkirk’

Spring is normally a slow season for Coleman Knitting Mills, which makes cheerleader uniforms, letter jackets and letter sweaters for school markets. So it had idle capacity, idle hands and a stockpile of raw material when Abe Dalebout took a call in early March from his sister-in-law, a nursing home director in Washington state.  “It […]