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YouTube Video: Stunning Thoughts On The Pace of Change

By Tim Fausch
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I recently received a link to a YouTube video called “Did You Know?” It is fascinating look at the pace of change, including business and employment trends.
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Murphy's Law: Happy St. Paddy's Day

By Mike Murphy
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I don’t know what your Monday’s are usually like, but today is mop-up day for me because Tuesday is going to be spent seeking recognition as the best Novelty Float in the Cleveland St. Paddy’s Day Parade.
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Powell's Ponderings: What Rocket Crash Doesn't Mean

By Peter Powell
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The fact that there was a need to launch a rocket to really make sure information about the negatives of CO2 emissions was really correct is yet another instance of “how factual are the facts” concerning climate change.
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Murphy's Law: HVAC Stimulus - Get It While It's Hot

By Mike Murphy
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Weatherproofing companies and others may be vying for those energy-efficiency tax credit benefits for customers. So HVAC contractors better get busy.
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Powell's Ponderings: Global Warming Blame

By Peter Powell
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“Climate Warming Gases Rising Faster Than Expected” was the headline of an Associated Press story published in mid-February. It summarized a report from the Carnegie Institution for Science given at a Chicago conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Powell's Ponderings: Snow Woes

By Peter Powell
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I think I know something about mechanical ice making. But I apparently don’t know much about mechanical snow making. Did you know it can get too cold to make snow artificially?
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Murphy's Law: NEWS in Fort Worth, Part 2

By Mike Murphy
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Upon arriving at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, expecting partly cloudy skies and 74°F weather, contractors attending the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) 41st Annual Convention and Indoor Air Expo were not too disappointed.
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Murphy's Law: The NEWS in Ft. Worth

By Mike Murphy
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Where does The NEWS go in the wintertime? Someplace warm, and as often as possible. I love the four seasons of the great white North, but there comes a time when a little warmth and sunshine does a body good.
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Powell's Ponderings: Reclaim Input Needed

By Peter Powell
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A proposed rule by the EPA that would create about a 20 percent shortfall in supplies of R-22 as early as next year is stirring up even more calls for reclaim. So here’s the deal: I’m looking for feedback from you about your feelings on this whole reclaim issue.
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Five Tactics Your Competitors Are Using to Survive the 'New Normal'

By Tim Fausch
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I live and work in the rather sickly Detroit metropolitan market. Every time I drive by a flooring store, granite shop, plumbing showroom or contractor’s truck, I wonder how they are doing. What steps have they taken to cut costs? How long can they keep going if conditions don’t improve?
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