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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday: News Recap October 30, 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. It's been a HUGE week for news, so without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • Having trouble getting the stink out your workout clothes? Maybe these tips can help. LINK
  • Food safety news outlined some common problems that should be addressed if they are happening in YOUR kitchen. LINK
  • Do you wash your towels often enough? This article says probably not! LINK
  • Do you avoid microwave cooking because the food doesn't turn out the way you want it to? These tips might help. LINK
  • Yahoo! Homes offered their tips for cleaning a dryer. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Whirlpool bought Italy's Indesit. We're not sure what, if any, effect this will have on North America. LINK
  • Whirlpool made a big bid for China with the acquisition of Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co. LINK
  • Electrolux talked about how acquiring GE will effect its Charlotte NC facilities. LINK
We found an article that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • BBC asked viewers to send in pictures based on a theme. The theme was laundry. They got some great shots. LINK
  • Who needs a combination tablet computer/induction cooktop? An Electrolux designer thinks someone does. LINK
  • Images of using the refrigerator's ice dispenser to dispense candy went viral on the Internet. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Detergent companies have felt a squeeze as high efficiency washing machines have enjoyed sales success. LINK
  • Lake Appliance in Orangevale, CA appeared as the Business Spotlight Member before the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce. LINK
  • Facebook is rolled out a new chat feature. LINK
We close with few fun stories:
  • A clown, a washing machine, the devil and some scared kids. LINK
  • Can you tell the difference between these appliance sounds and Trent Reznor's industrial music? LINK
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