Archive for January 9th, 2013

After a layoff, workers and employers typically part ways, but one manufacturer is helping connect its soon-to-be out-of-work staff with new opportunities by hosting a job fair for them. Is this the beginning of a new business trend? Read more


Running a small business is difficult work, and there’s a great deal of received wisdom and advice about how to do so successfully. However, some of the commonly accepted ideas about managing a company don’t always hold true. IMT looks at (and debunks) these persistent small business myths. Read more


A hydraulic fracturing operation in Pennsylvania like this one led to the contamination of drinking water in one part of the state.

Hydraulic fracturing, or as it’s more commonly known, fracking, might be the hottest environmental debate brewing right now.

Just in the last few weeks, major media outlets like CBS News and Esquire magazine have taken in-depth looks at fracking, and it seems like every day brings new developments as more and more states embrace drilling for oil vertically and horizontally, and allowing major oil companies like Chesapeake Energy to drill into the land.

Hollywood has taken notice as well; the new Matt Damon movie, “Promised Land” takes a look at fracking, and has already been criticized by energy companies for being too biased against them. Read more

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