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The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

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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Powell's Ponderings: Everybody Talking R-410A

By Peter Powell
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In researching the R-410A project that will occupy a lot of space in The NEWS and its supplements throughout 2009, I was struck by how deep the topic was reaching into our industry.
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Skaer-Tactics: Will Green Prevail in Down Economy?

By Mark Skaer
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According to a national survey, America’s current financial slowdown could threaten to put the push for green on the back burner.
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Powell's Ponderings: Running RAC on Wind?

By Peter Powell
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You know about all those wind turbines you see in many parts of this country. Their primary purpose is to generate electricity - as least when the wind is blowing.
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Murphy's Law: Go Retro

By Mike Murphy
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My kids like AC/DC; so did I when I was their age. One of them wears my 20-year-old sweatshirts - they’re called hoodies, now. Things that are old can be made new again. It’s the retro craze, and it even applies to HVAC.
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Taking Care of Business: Can We Add Service Tech to Job List?

By John R. Hall
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I just read an article from a writer who claims there are five recession-proof industries. I won’t argue with the choices, but it also got me thinking that trades like HVACR are always going to be in demand.
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Skaer-Tactics: Contractors Pushing for State License

By Mark Skaer
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The HVACR Illinois State Association (HISA) was formed earlier this year to bring all the independent HVACR contractors in Illinois together into a unified presence to advocate for a state licensure law.
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Let's Profit From People's Pain

By Tim Fausch
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Now that Thanksgiving is over, we have a few weeks before the Christmas spirit peaks and we have to be nice to people. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of people and make some easy money for your company.
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Powell's Ponderings: Recovering Refrigerant in Europe

By Peter Powell
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One ongoing stream of press releases to me comes from an environmental group in Germany called Deutsche Umwelthilfe. Mostly the releases concern the failure of those responsible to properly dispose of refrigerant in domestic refrigerators.
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