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  • Remember the price spikes for appliances after Trump’s tariffs?

    06/12/2019 9:47:55 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 27 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6/12/2019 | Jeffery Bartash
    (Snip) What’s going on? Economists point to a variety of explanations. The global economy has gotten weaker and the U.S. dollar stronger, making imports cheaper for Americans to buy and lessening the impact of tariffs. The cost of imports excluding foreign oil have fallen almost 1% in the past year. “We are importing deflation,” asserted chief U.S. economist Chris Low of FTN Financial.
  • United States : GE Appliances Plans $200 Million-Plus Investment, 400 New Jobs in Louisville

    10/04/2018 8:30:54 AM PDT · by bigbob · 17 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10-3-18 | NA
    During a news conference in Louisville, Gov. Matt Bevin joined elected officials and Kevin Nolan, president and chief executive officer of GE Appliances, a Haier company, to announce the appliance manufacturer will create 400 new jobs with a $200 million-plus investment in its laundry and dishwasher production facilities. GE Appliances has long been an exemplary corporate partner for Louisville and the commonwealth, Gov. Bevin said. This iconic company has employed many thousands of Kentuckians for generations, and we are grateful for their most recent investment in the Bluegrass State. As GE Appliances continues to adapt to a changing marketplace, we...
  • Household Appliances Were Cheaper 40 Years Ago—We’re Getting Ripped Off

    05/13/2017 9:10:35 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 135 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | May 12, 2017 | Spenser P. Morrison
    What do flat-earthers and economists have in common? They both mistake their models for reality. They confuse what ought to be with what is. And that’s why economists are often wrong—even when they all agree, like when it comes to global free trade. Ask 10 economists about global free trade, and 10 will say it’s good. Always good.
  • FLASHBACK - CIA Director David Petraeus: "We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher"

    03/11/2017 8:12:37 AM PST · by gaggs · 34 replies
    In a 2012 Wired article, entitled, “CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher,” then CIA Director David Petraeus heralded emerging technologies in relation to spying.
  • Fun Fact: That Drawer Underneath Your Stove Isn't for Storage

    01/14/2017 2:24:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Travel + Leisure staff
    Perhaps, like me, you use that drawer located underneath your stove for storing pans, cookie sheets, and muffin tins. Unfortunately, we've all been doing it wrong, according to the good people who manufacture stoves. While it does serve as a great spot for all of your back-up cooking tools, it's actually meant to be a warming drawer. You may notice a message printed on the inside of the drawer or in some sort of owner's manual that says something like this: "The warming drawer is designed to keep hot foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. Cold or...
  • Samsung warns that its washing machines might explode too

    10/11/2016 10:09:22 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 09/29/16 | David K. Li
    Samsung SSNLF, +0.00% warned customers Wednesday about its washing machines after one blew up on a Georgia woman. The top-load machines in question were made between March 2011 and April of this year, the company announced. “We are in active discussions with the (Consumer Product Safety Commission) to address safety issues,” according to a company statement. “In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage.” But Samsung washing machine owner Melissa Thaxton, 32, of Dallas, Georgia, said her machine actually blew up. “It was the loudest sound. It sounded...
  • Sears Puts Kenmore, Craftsman Up for Grabs

    08/26/2016 12:59:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | August 26,2015
    Sears, which booked a 2Q loss, says a variety of companies are interested in the floundering retailer’s familiar appliance, tool and auto brands. More Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), which booked another loss in the second quarter, has received interest from a variety of companies eyeing the floundering retailer’s familiar appliance, tool and auto brands. The Illinois-based company has grappled with challenges at Sears and Kmart, two chains that struggling to turn things around in a tough environment for retailers. Target (NYSE:TGT), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) and others have recently reported weaker sales as shoppers spend more online. Sears is facing some broader issues....
  • Sears may sell Kenmore and Craftsman brands

    05/28/2016 11:27:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    The slow, painful demise of Sears continues. The struggling retailer, which also owns equally troubled Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter, worse than a year ago. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears (SHLD) also announced that it may sell three of its iconic brands -- Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. The company said it is looking at strategic alternatives for its Home Services installation and repair businesses as well. These three brands -- dubbed KCD by the company -- are still well-known and popular. In a pre-recorded call for analysts and investors, CFO Rob Schriesheim said...
  • Laundry detergent caps are designed to waste so you buy more detergent, say experts

    03/30/2016 2:20:08 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 83 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 29, 2016 | Washington Post, Postmedia Network
    <p>There's a reason those little lines on laundry detergent caps are vague and hard to read. It's so you pour more than you need to. And it apparently accounts for a huge part of the industry's profits.</p> <p>Without perfect lighting conditions and sharp vision, the faint markings that blend in with the plastic cups have left many consumers squinting. And the related instructions are often vague. As a result, consumers are left to over-pour, and that's just what the flawed creators are counting on, say industry watchers.</p>
  • J.C. Penney to sell home appliances again after 33 years

    01/21/2016 8:10:52 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 55 replies
    Fortune ^ | Phil Wahba
    The retailer sees a big opportunity in the appliance business, and in Sears' problems. For the first time in 33 years, the department store will be selling home appliances like refrigerators and washing machines by General Electric, Hotpoint, LG and Samsung, at 22 of its roughly 1,000 stores. If all goes well with the pilot, which begins Feb. 1 in stores in the San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa metro areas, Penney could roll out the home appliance offerings to hundreds more stores by October. The return to home appliances is the first major new initiative by former Home Depot...
  • LG's fridge lets you see what's inside without opening the door

    01/10/2016 12:39:52 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/5/16 | Alyson Shontell
    LG unveiled a bunch of new things at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show...One of its new products is a fridge that looks like a giant smart phone. But the funny looking fridge comes with some innovative features. The first is a feature that lets you knock on the right fridge door to view contents without actually opening it up. This keeps food fresher and prevents you from grazing. The second is a smart sensor detector at the foot of the fridge that opens the door automatically when your hands are full of groceries.
  • Smart Meters, Watching Our Lives

    10/05/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Unbeknownst to most of us, homes are now fitted with smart water meters, smart gas meters, and smart appliances that communicate with each other and with the “mother ship.” Under the guise of climate change advocacy which pretends to save the planet from a non-existent anthropogenic global warming, people across the globe have been forced by utilities and their governments to accept smart meters as readers of their electricity consumption. I called these smart meters in my book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” drones attached to our homes. Smart meters are being deployed without debate and without the informed consent...
  • EPA Regulations forcing compliance on new appliances

    09/02/2015 11:27:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Because you are buying now two appliances, a water heater and air conditioner, “heat pump heaters are twice as expensive” as the old electric water heater If you ask an engineer, he will tell you that CO2 is not a pollutant, and burning fossil fuels has made the Earth greener because their emissions are rapidly assimilated by sunlight. As Dr. Klaus Kaiser had explained, “incomplete combustion can cause air quality problems, not because of CO2 but due to soot particles and nitrogen oxides,” particularly in high density urban areas where the air tends to be stagnant. There is a reason...
  • Senate passes energy measure by voice vote after budget marathon

    03/28/2015 3:43:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    After the Senate gave approval to its budget plan early Friday morning, Sens. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Democrat, got a version of their energy efficiency legislation passed by voice vote. The measure, passed when only Mr. Portman and Ms. Shaheen were on the floor, includes provisions exempting certain water heaters from pending Department of Energy regulations, and requires federal agencies to develop an implementation strategy for employing more energy-efficient technology, among other items. Mr. Portman said the bill has garnered widespread support and is part of an energy plan for the country “that can help...
  • America Is Being Transformed Into Brazil

    01/04/2015 10:32:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Andrew Thomas
    Our dishwasher broke just after Christmas. The timer stopped working, and a new one costs about $100. My wife suggested that since the dishwasher is nineteen years old, we should buy a new one. Up until now it was working very quietly and efficiently, washing and drying a full load in about an hour. We visited the appliance shop where we had recently purchased a new clothes washing machine a few months earlier. I mentioned to the salesman that our new washer was very slow, taking nearly two hours to finish a large load compared to our old one, which...
  • Having solved all other problems, Obama to fix your dishwasher

    08/31/2014 6:56:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I guess he really was multitasking out on the golf course. The President’s team has been hard at work behind the scenes, coming up with a strategy … well, maybe we should say plan, to address the nation’s many challenges. Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances.The administration says the standards will not only help the planet but also stimulate the economy by saving consumers money on their energy bills that they can spend...
  • Kill A Watt! Then kill some more!

    08/25/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT · by djf · 26 replies
    I am not endorsing a particular product, but there is a kool device out there. I know my fridge is near the end of it's life cycle, so I was wondering if there was any way to know how much I might save by getting a newer model. Enter Kill-a-Watt! Kill-a-Watt is this neat little device that actually real-time measures how much power a particular device is using. Mine got hear last week, so I have had it hooked up to my fridge most of the time. Shows my fridge is using about 1.76 KWH per day. When fridge is...
  • Fridges could be switched off without owner's consent to reduce strain on power stations

    05/06/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 28, 2013 | Melanie Hall
    White goods such as electric ovens would be affected by the proposals to fit all new appliances with sensors that could shut them down when the UK's generators struggle to meet demand for power. The measures proposed by the UK’s National Grid, along with its counterparts in 34 European countries, to install the controversial devices are backed by one of the European Union's most influential energy bodies. They are pushing for the move because green energy sources such as wind farms are less predictable than traditional power stations, increasing the risk of blackouts The proposals are outlined in documents drawn...
  • Time to Buy a Dishwasher and Boy Have They Changed! EPA ruins dishwasher tech

    04/28/2013 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 243 replies
    4.28.13 | chickensoup
    It is time for a dishwasher. My last dishwasher was replaced three times by the manufacturer before I ripped it out and started handwashing. time to go back to dishwashers and I cannot find a timed dishwasher, just ones that are ENERGY EFFIEICENT with sensors. The biggest problem I had with the newer untimed dishwashers is that I would have to rinse the dishes instead of scraping them. the second problem is that because I did not rinse them, they ran for six to eight hours becaus there was debris that the sensors picked up. Lousy design. I am looking...
  • Letter to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency

    06/05/2011 2:39:32 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 2 replies
    vanity | 06/05/11 | self
    I have had it with the green nazis. They are ruining our standard of living, and I do not understand why we are putting up with it. I hope that if we are willing to stand up and be heard, it might make a difference. Fellow Freepers, I encourage you to join me in an attempt to turn the tide before it is too late. The website of the CEE is and we all know how to contact our senators and representatives.