Hearing sets stage for potential sanctions in trade dispute
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testified Wednesday to the Office of the United States Trade Representative in support of LG Electronics Inc., a South Korean manufacturer that broke ground in August 2017 on a $250 million appliance plant in Clarksville.
“I respectfully ask the Trump Administration not to impose any measures that will interfere with the expedited implementation of LG’s investment in Tennessee,” Mayor McMillan told trade commissioners.
U.S. International Trade Commission hearing examines claim by competitor
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testified Thursday before the U.S. International Trade Commission in support of LG Electronics Inc., a South Korean manufacturer that recently broke ground on a $250 million appliance plant in Clarksville.
The ITC has begun a rare safeguard investigation prompted by Whirlpool Corp. into alleged harm to U.S. industry done by increasing washing machine imports from Samsung and LG Electronics Inc., according to Law 360, a business and legal news publication.
The winners in appliances, electronics, and cars; Plus, brands to avoid
Yonkers, NY – Each year, the experts at ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, test thousands of products to help shoppers navigate the crowded marketplace and decide where to spend their dollars.
ShopSmart’s April 2015 issue highlights some of the appliances, electronics, and cars from brands that performed well in tests and received high scores in owner-reliability surveys within the past three years. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – On March 30th, 2015 at 9:32am, Barbara Ishman reported to a Clarksville Police Department Officer that her vehicle had been burglarized at the Walmart on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Ishman stated that her Gateway laptop, Samsung tablet, and saxophone were taken from her unlocked vehicle while she was in Walmart shopping.
The laptop and tablet were items she was renting from a local rental company. She had called the rental company and advised that the property was stolen, and the company’s representative provided her with the serial numbers of her items.
As severe weather threat continues, people should prepare and use free app alerts
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday’s devastating tornadoes.
More than 200 people spent Sunday night in shelters in Arkansas that were opened or supported by Red Cross workers. The Red Cross is also providing health and mental health services and Red Cross emergency vehicles will be distributing food throughout the affected areas. «Read the rest of this article»
As incandescent bulbs are phased out, more LEDs come to market with reduced prices and more choices
Yonkers, NY – The incandescent bulb’s days are numbered; by January 1st, 2014, most will have been phased out. And a typical 60-watt bulb costs more than three times as much per year to run as a similar LED blub.
The preliminary findings of Consumer Reports latest tests show that the newest and least expensive LEDs are shining bright. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports Survey for Appliance Stores shows Abt Electronics, Amazon.Com and QVC at Top Of Ratings List
Yonkers, NY — Amazon.com and QVC earned high marks for small-appliance purchases while Abt Electronics and independent walk-ins continued to be among the most highly rated major appliance stores in Consumer Reports’ latest survey of appliance retailers.
Low prices and strong service helped put QVC, which sells merchandise mostly online and via TV and phone, up there with Amazon.com in Consumer Reports’ Ratings of stores for small-appliance purchases. The survey revealed that roughly twice as many subscribers bought coffeemakers, food processors and even some large appliances online in 2007. «Read the rest of this article»
1 in 10 Mobile Subscribers Now Using iPhone
Reston, VA – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending October 2011.
The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.5 percent market share. Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 46.3 percent market share. «Read the rest of this article»
Top-rated tablet faces stiff competition from Motorola Xoom in lab tests
Yonkers, NY ― After almost a year in which the Apple iPad has been virtually the only game in town in tablet computers, some serious competitors are finally hitting the market. Yet in Consumer Reports latest tests of the 10 most-promising tablet computers, the Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G topped the Ratings. The full report including Ratings of tablets is available at www.ConsumerReports.org.
Annual December Electronics Issue Compares 14 3D TVs with Panasonic Sets Exhibiting the Best 3D Performance and the Least Ghosting;
Yonkers, NY – In its first-ever ranking of 3D performance, Consumer Reports evaluated 14 3D TV models and found that plasma TVs are better at displaying 3D images than LCD sets, primarily because they exhibit less ghosting, or double images that appear even when wearing 3D glasses. Three plasma models from Panasonic exhibited the best 3D picture quality and the least ghosting of all the sets tested. The report appears in the December Annual Electronics issue and online at www.ConsumerReports.org.
“It remains to be seen whether 3D TV is just a novelty or a new product category in the consumer electronics space,” said Paul Reynolds, electronics editor for Consumer Reports. “But, our tests show that there are some fine 3D TV sets out there for those consumers eager for a new experience.” «Read the rest of this article»
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