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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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Powell's Ponderings

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Murphy's Law: Green Scams

By Mike Murphy
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Most of us know not to ever buy anything on the Internet from Ghana, and forget about the nubile Nigerian prince with his hand out in the name of Jesus Christ, but who is getting duped by energy con artists?
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