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Screen Player

Mark Vrieling, who launched ScreenPlay in 1990, streams video to thousands of stores. And he’s not done yet.

11/17/2009 By Manny Frishberg

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Wonder Crop (or) Hemp-Hype Crock?

Organic marketers, Hempfest haranguers, and Midwest farmers claim hemp’s a valuable food and fiber. Antidrug campaigners call it a cover crop for marijuana legalization.

01/06/2009 By Manny Frishberg

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Greener Oil (or) Bio Folly?

Washington politicians, energy mavens, and drivers are jumping on the biodiesel bandwagon. But skeptics warn that it steals desperately needed food crops and may actually raise greenhouse emissions.

12/28/2008 By Manny Frishberg

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One-Minute Mortgage

Out of the ashes of the subprime collapse, Layne Sapp tries 
to reinvent the loan-processing business.

12/28/2008 By Manny Frishberg

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Fast-Lane Reform (or) Highway Hogwash?

Tim Eyman claims his latest ballot measure will open empty lanes, cure congestion, and fulfill a state audit’s recommendations. Critics contend it will have the opposite effect—and will set back transit, too.

12/18/2008 By Manny Frishberg

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Sustainable is Trainable

Gifford Pinchot’s Bainbridge Graduate Institute sets out to transform business education.

12/13/2008 By Manny Frishberg