St. Louis: The Growing Hub for Tech and Business Startups

An evening view of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

When people think of tech hubs or havens for business startups, images of Silicon Valley or Los Angeles probably come to mind. Add St. Louis, Missouri, to that list. According to the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Technology 2030 Report, the tech industry in the Show-Me State is on the rise, and it seems that trend will continue in the coming years. But don’t just take their word for it. Forbes even rated St. Louis #2 in its 2019 …

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A Cure for the Common Cold?

Whether we like to admit it or not, cold season is upon us. Finally, the weather is cooler, but with a change in the air often comes the ever-aggravating sniffly nose, sore throat and achy spells that viciously run through our bodies. The worst part about colds is that they always seem to plague us at the most inconvenient times, and we find ourselves desperately trying to stop them, even after they’ve reached our systems. We rush to the store …

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Supreme Court’s Latest Sales Tax Decision in Layman’s Terms

Because the Supreme Court doesn’t provide a SparkNotes version of their decisions, we’re putting their latest ruling—South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.—in layman’s terms. With Wayfair, the Supreme Court rules that states have the power to require out-of-state and online vendors to collect taxes. The court officially ruled 5-4* on June 21, 2018, effectively overruling precedence set by earlier cases, most notably National Bellas Hess v. Illinois (1967) and Quill Corp. v. North Dakota (1992).   National Bellas Hess, Inc. was …

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Marketing Trends in Artificial Intelligence Use

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer restricted to science fiction, now being actively employed in several industries. The automotive industry, for example, is implementing AI to design self-driving cars for convenience, eliminating crashes caused by human error, and reducing carbon waste. In marketing, companies utilize AI to maximize profits and gain valuable information on consumer trends.   Why is AI used in marketing?   AI is valuable in marketing because it can synthesize vast amounts of information in an efficient …

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