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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?

Promoting Small Business on Capitol Hill

By Kimberly Schwartz
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I just returned from the annual HARDI fly-in in Washington, D.C. Distributors from around the country converged on Capitol Hill for a jam-packed day of lobbying on behalf of their businesses.
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Three Business Insights Gained While Running Through Hershey

By Tim Fausch
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This week I attended the last National Association Oil Heating Service Managers Show in Hershey, PA. Actually, it’s not the last show for this fine organization, but it will be the last show by that exact name.
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Delivery Questions

By Angela D. Harris
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Here at The NEWS, we could argue that our job is really about asking and answering questions. Once we have the answers, we package them in different media platforms and deliver them for your information and your entertainment.
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Senate Bill Would Combine DOE and EPA

By Kimberly Schwartz
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I keep hearing buzz about how much money the federal government could save if it eliminated and consolidated duplicative programs. In response to this, a senator from North Carolina recently sponsored a bill that would combine the DOE and the EPA.
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Musing on the Windy State and Alternative Energy

By Kimberly Schwartz
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There’s a lot of talk about energy efficiency in the HVAC industry, but not as much talk about energy sources. Perhaps that’s because this is the business of using energy to achieve comfort, and it’s easier to leave the worrying about the source of that energy to someone else.
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Illegal Copper Mining Leaves Church with Tough Decision

By Angela D. Harris
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Who knew you could copper mine with nothing more than a truck and a set of heavy duty cutters? The perpetrators that drove away with the old air conditioning unit from a local church last month - that’s who.
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Borrowing Bicycles

By Angela D. Harris
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I remember the days when gas was $0.96 cents a gallon - and I am only 32. I didn’t start driving until I was 16 years old, so in the past 16 years gas prices have increased around $3.00 dollars or more per gallon.
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Truest Grit

By Tim Fausch
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Construction and maintenance pros, do you have what it takes to takes to excel today? I'm not talking about aggressive cost cutting or crazy-efficient management techniques. Chances are you are already doing those things.
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Shoes Off to Japanese Customer Service

By Angela D. Harris
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The earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crises in Japan have brought stories of tragedy, survival, and hope to light. Many of these stories reflect a vast difference between American and Japanese culture; for example, standing in line.
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Overheard in D.C.

By Kimberly Schwartz
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Last week I went to Washington D.C. for AHRI’s annual media roundtable and public policy symposium. I heard a few interesting political tidbits and some good quotes, and thought I’d share some of the more intriguing ones here.
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