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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?

Only Great Products Will Sustain the Green Movement

January 16, 2009
For the last few years, anything green has received incredible attention. The high price of oil, the threat of global warming, and a strong economy have caused us to view the world through green-tinted glasses. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes feel like I am drowning in a sea of green.
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Skaer-Tactics: Calling All Contractors From the West

January 14, 2009
The NEWS plans to produce a series concerning how the economic conditions today are affecting the contracting world.
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Murphy's Law: Heat Pumps Still Cranking Along

January 13, 2009
I just looked at the November 2008 shipment report for the industry - not too exciting. But, I noticed that year-to-date heat pumps shipments were only down 0.8 percent compared with a year ago.
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Taking Care of Business: Economy Bringing Out the $19 Guys?

January 12, 2009
It was bad enough fighting off these guys when the economy was good. Now that the economy has gone south in many parts of the country, the $19 clean and inspect guys may start coming out of the woodwork.
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Murphy's Law: Gosh Darn It

January 12, 2009
Former “Saturday Night Live” satirist and comedian, Al Franken, appears to have the U.S. Senate seat wrapped up in Minnesota. Maybe. His opponent is still fighting the results of the extremely narrow margin of victory.
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Powell's Ponderings: Park and Plug?

January 8, 2009
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

January 5, 2009
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

December 31, 2008
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

December 30, 2008
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

December 23, 2008
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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