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Powell's Ponderings: Park and Plug?

By Peter Powell
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There is so much change going on in the supermarket sector that it is hard to keep up with it. Refrigeration technology is constantly being either tweaked or totally overhauled.
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Skaer-Tactics: HVACR Hope on the Obama Horizon

By Mark Skaer
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Just in case you did not hear the obvious, President-elect Barack Obama declared that the national economy was “bad and getting worse” as he began crisis talks this week with congressional leaders on emergency action.
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Taking Care of Business: Talk About a Strange Dream

By John R. Hall
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People dream about a lot of things and I am no exception. The topics range from the bizarre to the very real-like. Lately I have experienced a flurry of dreams and fortunately, most have been fairly normal. 
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Powell's Ponderings: Refrigeration Demand Looks Good

By Peter Powell
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The market research firm Freedonia Group has just published some predictions regarding global demand for commercial refrigeration equipment and it certainly looks good despite these tough economic times.
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Skaer-Tactics: Don't Want to Know What's Next

By Mark Skaer
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As an Illinois resident, I know that thanks to a one stellar Rod Blagojevich, it’s been embarrassing living in the Land of Lincoln.
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Powell's Ponderings: Cold Caused By Global Warming?

By Peter Powell
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Every time we get long doses of unseasonably cold weather, there are those who chuckle and say those who believe in global warming don’t know what they are talking about.
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I'm Dreaming of These Holiday Mergers

By Tim Fausch
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The recent spate of mergers caused me to wonder why we--the valued customers of these companies--were not consulted about their unions. I know we could pick better partners.
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Taking Care of Business: 12,000 AT&T Employees – Gone

By John R. Hall
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The news today continues to get worse. More people are losing their jobs. And it affects our trade, too. Do you despair and long for the “good old days?” No, you have a business to run.
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Murphy's Law: HVAC at the Movies

By Mike Murphy
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HVAC is going Hollywood. Well almost. At least there is a boatload of HVAC videos at YouTube.com. Go online at YouTube.com and you will find a bunch of HVAC videos.
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Taking Care of Business: If You Can't Say Something Nice About Someone...

By John R. Hall
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Part of a journalist’s dilemma, if you will, is knowing how to avoid crossing the line between responsible reporting and irresponsible reporting.
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