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Taking Care of Business: I Left My Heart in Bogue Chitto...

By John R. Hall
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It probably won’t rival Tony Bennett’s classic, but it is eye-catching. I have a new favorite name for a U.S. town. Bogue Chitto is located in east/central Mississippi.
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Murphy's Law: How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

By Mike Murphy
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Heating and cooling accounts for about 30 percent of electricity consumption and about 70 percent of gas consumption, according to a UC Berkeley study.
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Powell's Ponderings: More Head Scratching Ahead

By Peter Powell
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An industry type who wishes to remain anonymous for the time being has been in touch with me regarding a series of stories on some ways to deal with difficult issues facing the industry.
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Skaer-Tactics: Grainger Steps up to the Tech Shortage Plate

By Mark Skaer
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For the rest of this year, I am going to make a concerted effort, via this blog, to bring some positive news regarding this industry. In truth, I do not have to dig deep.
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Taking Care of Business: Failure to Lunch

By John R. Hall
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A poor diet can become a real problem, especially for business owners. The high cost of medical insurance should be enough to scare employers into action.
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Murphy's Law: Best Makers in HVAC Winners

By Mike Murphy
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On July 14, I issued a challenge to all makers of food and grog to send me their best offerings. The NEWS now proudly announces the winners in all categories.
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Powell's Ponderings: Is It Really That Simple?

By Peter Powell
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Regulation of refrigerant production and costs of sulfur have been said to be the prime culprits for the rising costs of R-22. The price spikes in gasoline/diesel is another question.
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I Think... Air Conditioning Is Getting a Bad Rap

By John Conrad
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I always thought that air conditioning was good for the economy and good for America. Now along comes someone who blames air conditioning for REPUBLICANS!
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Skaer-Tactics: Plenty of Questions, But Not Enough Answers

By Mark Skaer
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Here are some Six Million Dollar questions, of which I do not have answers for. I seek answers from readers. Let me know what you think.
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Skaer-Tactics: First Cell Phone Debate, Now Wind Turbines?

By Mark Skaer
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While doctors, scientists, and researchers argue about cancer and its link to cell phone use, Bill Bissmeyer has opened a different can of worms.
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