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The Downside Of Being Connected To Work 24/7

By Steve Schumacher

Keep An Eye On How Electronics Impact Employees In The Workplace, As Well As How They May Be Affecting Their Personal Lives.

Nearly 90 percent of Americans have at least one cellphone and more than half of those people use their phones to go onto the internet. Cellphone and smartphone usage is pervasive in every aspect of American life.

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Public Relations Is An Ancient Art

By Thomas J. Roach

The Five Canons of Rhetoric Are All Facets Of Effective Business Communication.

Historically, what we now call the profession of public relations was the practice of rhetoric.

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July Construction Recedes 2 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

New Construction Starts In July Decreased 2 Percent, While Highway Construction Dropped 22 Percent.

New construction starts in July decreased 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $479.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The nonbuilding construction sector, comprised of public works and electric utilities, pulled back in July after being lifted in June by several very large projects. At the same time, nonresidential building strengthened in July, regaining some of the upward momentum that began to take hold in April and May, while residential building in July showed further growth.

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Allen Co. Quarry Plan Faces Opposition

The Allen Co. wants to turn a 103-acre farm in Winchester, Ky., into an open-pit limestone quarry, but they are facing public opposition. The Allen Co. recently acquired the farm and filed for a zoning change from agriculture to heavy industry.

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Water Permit in Question for Martin Marietta

A quarry operator is hearing from the public as it seeks permission to withdraw 12 million gallons of water a day from a coastal collection of underground fresh water, according to WCTI TV. The state Division of Water Resources held a public hearing on a water withdrawal permit Martin Marietta Materials needs to remove water from its quarry in Craven County, N.C.

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