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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: News Recap July 30th, 2015

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. So without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • Consumer Reports shared some products and techniques for making ice. LINK
  • J.D Power released their 2015 Appliance Customer Satisfaction report. LINK
  • Some tips for laundry problems that happen in the summer. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Wall Street Journal reported that regulators are not making it easy for GE to sell off assets. LINK
  • Electrolux's lawyers made a case for the merger with GE. LINK
  • The Motley Fool took a look at the history of GE. LINK
  • If you are waiting for the trial on the Electrolux/GE merger, it looks like it will be later this year. LINK
  • LG recalled some top load washers due to excessive vibration problems. LINK
We found some articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • Buy a video game and get a refrigerator. Got to love that promotion! LINK
  • If you go to Florence, Italy, you can see a refrigerator designed by Leonardo da Vinci. LINK
  • In a cool program, girls are learning about science by building soapbox derby cars out of refrigerators. LINK
  • Iowa Public Radio ran a fascinating look at the origins of Maytag. LINK
  • Do you think YOU could hit a home run into a washing machine? It could be worth a million dollars. LINK
  • In Cincinnati, a man hopes to break the world record for throwing a washing machine the longest distance. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers objected to DOE guidelines for dishwashers. LINK
We close with few just for fun stories:
  • LenConnect.Com experienced so many kitchen frustrations! LINK
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