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Editors Blog
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?

Taking Care of Business: Talk About a Strange Dream

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

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

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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Powell's Ponderings: Cold Caused By Global Warming?

Every time we get long doses of unseasonably cold weather, there are those who chuckle and say those who believe in global warming don’t know what they are talking about.
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I'm Dreaming of These Holiday Mergers

The recent spate of mergers caused me to wonder why we--the valued customers of these companies--were not consulted about their unions. I know we could pick better partners.
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Taking Care of Business: 12,000 AT&T Employees – Gone

The news today continues to get worse. More people are losing their jobs. And it affects our trade, too. Do you despair and long for the “good old days?” No, you have a business to run.
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Murphy's Law: HVAC at the Movies

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...

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

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?

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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