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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: News Recap September 18, 2014

If you have been reading the W.L. May Blog but haven't checked us out on FacebookTwitter or Google+, you may not be getting the whole story. We use all of those social media outlets to share news stories that relate to our industry as well as appliance tips we have found from other sources. Here is a recap of some of the top stories we have seen lately. A lot has been happening so without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • News-Journal.Com suggested that large refrigerators are making people fatter. LINK
  • A five year old girl was trapped in a running washing machine. Parents, please remember that a washer or dryer can be a dangerous piece of equipment. LINK
  • Want some natural laundry stain treatments? TreeHugger has got you covered. LINK
  • Power bill too high? Maybe these tips can help. LINK
  • Good Housekeeping has some easy, fun ideas for dressing up your refrigerator. LINK
  • SustainaBlog had a nice comparison between Top Loading and Front Loading washers. LINK
  • In spite of what you may have heard, Serious Eats says you should consider storing tomatoes in the refrigerator. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Ending an era, Electrolux purchased the General Electric appliance division. LINK
  • Motley Fool suggested Kenmore should join GE appliances on the auction block. LINK
  • Samsung and LG rivalry escalates as execs are accused of vandalism. LINK
We found an article that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • Letting the prime suspect off the hook, this dog proves that all missing socks are NOT the dryers fault. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • A Whirlpool executive discussed the development of the Internet Of Things with the computer tech community. LINK
  • Evertiq offered a great analysis of the Electrolux GE purchase and how it makes sense to shareholders. LINK
  • New rules for energy efficiency in refrigerators went into effect. LINK
We close with a fun story:
  • The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote that when your knives won't come clean in the dishwasher, or the socks come up missing from the dryer, blame the trolls! LINK
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