Another crack in the RFS armor

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Jonathan Sweet
February 4, 2016

I'll admit it. I'm a political junkie. I was tracking the results of the Iowa caucuses all night Monday. I'm sure I'll be checking my phone constantly Tuesday night while I'm down at the Miami show to see the New Hampshire results. But even if you're not that interested in the race, one of the results... Read more »

BoatPAC offering new election resource

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Jonathan Sweet
January 18, 2016

There's plenty of coverage out there about the upcoming 2016 presidential and Congressional elections, but how do the candidates' stands affect the marine industry? BoatPAC, the marine industry's political action committee, will be offering advice throughout the year through its new 2016 Election Center.... Read more »

Help us make Boating Industry better

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Jonathan Sweet
January 11, 2016

Just like you work to make your business better everyday, we're constantly striving to improve what we deliver to you at Boating Industry. With that in mind, we would love to hear your thoughts on how we can make the magazine, website and everything we do more useful to you. You can help us out by taking... Read more »

Get a jump start on the 2016 Top 100

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Jonathan Sweet
December 30, 2015

You can be sure we'll remind you again next year (and again and again and ...), but the 2016 Top 100 application is now available. Applications aren't due until June 27, but as those of you have applied (or started to apply) in the past know, it's going to take some time to put together your best application. We've... Read more »

The real unemployment rate, Part 2

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Jonathan Sweet
December 21, 2015

After my post last week on "The real unemployment rate" a reader posted a comment asking how this compares to past years. It's a good question, so here you go. While the report I cited didn't look at that, the government's numbers can be helpful here. One of the problems with the unemployment rate that... Read more »

The real unemployment rate

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Jonathan Sweet
December 17, 2015

We've been writing in various articles over the last year about the declining unemployment rate, which has dropped to 5 percent. That's a very good thing, of course, but it also doesn't present the full picture, as anyone who is paying attention knows. A new report tries to get closer to the real situation. One... Read more »

How the presidential candidates rate on ethanol

Jonathan Sweet
December 7, 2015

The Renewable Fuel Standard remains a hot topic in the marine industry. Even with the news last week that the EPA had finally set the fuel standards for 2014, 2015 and 2016 (no that's not a typo), there is still plenty of concern about how the presence of 15 percent ethanol (E15) in the nation's fuel... Read more »

BoatUS, AMA partnering on ethanol outreach

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Jonathan Sweet
November 13, 2015

Ethanol continues to be a big challenge for the boating industry, with engine damage and other issues turning people off of boating. Many consumers still don't understand the steps they need to take to protect against ethanol problems. The Boat Owners Association of The United States is working with... Read more »

Gevo-ValvTect partnership game changer for isobutanol

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Jonathan Sweet
November 6, 2015

It may have escaped your notice, but there was big news earlier this week on the alternative fuel front. Isobutanol -- a safer and more efficient alternative to ethanol -- could soon be making its way to a lot more marinas as producer Gevo signed a deal with ValvTect to distribute isobutanol-blended... Read more »

Picture yourself on a Boating Industry cover at MDCE

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Jonathan Sweet
October 28, 2015

If you've ever wanted to be on the cover of Boating Industry, you'll get your chance at this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. We'll have Boating Industry cover blow ups in our booth (#127) at this year's show where you'll be able to take a photo of yourself or your team. The best pics will... Read more »

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