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April 20, 2012
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  • Ohio landscaper divides projects into stages to gain clients
    Ohio landscaping company Moscarino Outdoor Creations divides its projects into phases so its clients won't be overwhelmed by the cost. "We always present different concepts, and once we get the final plan, we break down every part of it as a cost," said Chas Moscarino, the company's president. Lawn & Landscape (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Propane-powered lawnmowers showcased in San Antonio
    The Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition in Texas showcased propane-powered lawnmowers Thursday at Mission San Juan National Historical Park. "We want to raise an awareness of how propane fueled vehicles are just good for the environment," said John Lujan, superintendent at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. KSAT-TV (San Antonio) (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Existing-home sales post a surprise drop for March
    Most economists predicted an increase in sales of previously owned homes last month in the U.S., but figures fell instead. Sales of existing homes dropped 2.6%, from a 4.6 million annual rate in February to 4.48 million in March, the National Association of Realtors said. Bloomberg (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Wages are expected to remain flat in near term
    Although the job market is picking up, wage growth is expected to plateau in the next few months, a Bloomberg BNA study says. "Especially for new employees starting out, wages are being depressed a little bit because of the large pool of unemployed workers," economist Kathryn Kobe says. (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why innovators must be "capability hackers"
    Innovation happens when people stop tweaking existing methods and start trying new things, Saul Kaplan writes. Companies should encourage constant experimentation across their various divisions to maximize their creative output. "Innovation is never about silver bullets. It's about experimentation and doing whatever it takes, even if it means trying 1,000 things, to deliver value," Kaplan says. CNNMoney/Fortune (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Forest rangers battle frozen cattle
    U.S. forest officials say they might be forced to use high explosives to clear away a cabin full of frozen cows high in the Rocky Mountains. About six cows apparently took shelter in the tiny cabin, then died and froze solid after they were unable to find the exit. The Forest Service is considering other options and might decide today on what to do. The Seattle Times/The Associated Press (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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