Manufacturing

Aug15, 2018

Blender blunder? Vitamix is recalling over a thousand blenders

Vitamix announced on Monday that it will recall roughly 105,000 blenders after multiple consumers cut their hands on the blades. The company stated on its website, “Vitamix has received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers' hands came in contact with…
Aug06, 2018

DNC warns Dems about Huawei, ZTE

Huawei, ZTE face more backlash The Democratic National Committee told Democrats not to use technology from Chinese-based smartphone manufacturers Huawei or ZTE. The DNC learned that an organization close to the party had considered purchasing ZTE phones for its democrats,…
Aug03, 2018

Musk not so confident about 1 million Tesla’s by 2020

Tesla troubles On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reported that the company may not meet its goal of one million Tesla vehicles by 2020. Musk explained in a conference call, "I think so, yeah. If it's not a million, it's…
Jul26, 2018

GM reduces profit expectations

Tariffs hit GM General Motors (GM) reported on Wednesday that they will post fewer earnings than they originally anticipated. The forecasted drop stems from the increase of aluminum and steel from President Trump’s tariffs. In fact, according to Reuters, their…
Jul23, 2018

Hasbro bounces back from underperformance

Hasbro avoiding turning into a has-been? Ever since Toys “R” Us closed, Hasbro has been struggling to generate sales and keep their profit margins up. However, in Q2 of this year, the toy manufacturer may have turned over a new…
Jul23, 2018

FDA may label soy and almond milk as not “milk”

Soy and almond “juice?” Many coffee shops, grocery stores, and other sellers label non-dairy products like soy and almond milk as just that – milk. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration may be changing the labels on these products.…
Jul13, 2018

Ikea postpones India grand opening

India Ikea customers will have to wait Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea announced on Friday that it will suspend the opening of its first location in India following quality concerns. Ikea has been planning the launch of its new store in…
Jul12, 2018

Drug prices on the rise

Untouchable pharma manufacturers Pfizer agreed to halt the increase of its drug prices after President Trump talked with its executives, but that doesn’t mean other companies haven’t been ramping up prices. According to Wells Fargo, in June and the first…
Jul10, 2018

Amazon to send out toy catalog this winter

Can Amazon bring back the toy market? Toys ‘R Us’ bankruptcy is Amazon’s gain this holiday season, as the e-commerce giant will send out a toy catalog to  subscribers. When Toys ‘R Us was still in business, they would send…
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