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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?

Meaningful Green

September 27, 2011

I’m looking forward to my first trip to the Greenbuild event. It covers just about all aspects of truly green construction, from the internals our industry deals with, to landscaping and water conservation measures. 


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Winning?

September 21, 2011

As any good HVAC contractor knows, it is a lot easier to blow a reputation than it is to build one up. Charlie Sheen is a good reminder that you better be doing a stellar job from the start and just improve from there.


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Rushing Won't Git 'Er Done

September 16, 2011
It’s time to pass another stimulus bill. At least that is what President Obama thinks.


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Cashing in on the Coupon Craze

September 9, 2011
Have you heard about the extreme couponing craze? From the women I talk to at church to the bloggers I read online, it seems like everyone is going gaga for coupons these days.


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The Choice Is Yours

September 1, 2011
Landing somewhere between the monumental and the trivial are some new choices that you get to make in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.


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The World Series of the Crafts

August 25, 2011
Last week I got the chance to sneak out of the office for a few hours to visit and report on the 2011 UA Apprentice Competition. Held in Ann Arbor, Mich., it is an intense contest designed to test the skills of UA apprentices.
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Auditing Answers

August 4, 2011
In the July 11 issue of The NEWS there was a Newsline story about the Environmental Protection Agency apparently conducting audits of contractors and wholesalers regarding their refrigerant record keeping.


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Mid-Summer Legislative Update

July 26, 2011
While it seems like everyone in Washington, D.C., is fixated on the debt ceiling debate right now, there are other bills in Congress that could have an impact on the HVAC industry. Here’s a quick report on a few bills that may be brought up for votes this summer.
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What Can Green Do For You? Find Out on Aug. 4.

July 18, 2011
A few years ago, United Parcel Service ran a series of TV commercials with the slogan, “What Can Brown Do for You?” In the annals of advertising, this campaign probably won’t go down as one of the most memorable or exciting.
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Professional Women Don't Need Emotional Support

July 13, 2011
I am a woman; I am a professional; and I want professional support. Before you click away mumbling, hear me out.
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