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October 21, 2009
 
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Guest column: The five big lies of inventors
While Hollywood likes to portray inventors as the wacky mad-scientist type, nothing is further from the truth. By Thomas Frey and Thomas Franklin

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The FTC cracks down on word-of-mouth marketing
Concerned that consumers may not understand the connections between advertisers and bloggers, the FTC has new guidance for companies using word-of-mouth marketing. By Andrea Anderson

Lose the perks – lose more jobs
Congressional criticism of companies and industry associations holding meetings or events has added tens of thousands of people to the unemployment roles. By Jeff Thredgold

Geothermal isn’t just for utilities
The Obama administration has set aside $750 million for geothermal development, and analysts expect capacity to nearly double in just six years. By the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

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Optimism at the Demo Gala
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