Author Archives: Art Johnson

GE Sells Appliance Unit to Chinese Firm, Haier

$5.4 Billion Sale Follows Failed Deal With Electrolux General Electric has announced the sale of its appliance division to the Chinese firm, Haier for 5.4 billion dollars. The sale includes GE's 48% share of Mabe, a Mexican based appliance firm. … Continue reading

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U.S. Sues to Stop Electrolux – GE Appliance Merger

FEDS Sue to Stop Electrolux Deal with GE Appliances In a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to prevent the 3.3 billion dollar sale of the GE Appliance business to Electrolux. According to Chris … Continue reading

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Tree Lighting Ceremony At Rockefeller Center

Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center On next Wednesday, December 3rd, the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit for the first time. Overlooking the ice rink, and the gilded statue of Prometheus, the tree will remain the centerpiece for … Continue reading

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When to buy Christmas presents

Black Friday not always best for Christmas purchases. It’s nice to brag about the killer price you got by shopping a midnight Black Friday sale, and while that is great news when factual, the truth is that today’s Black Friday … Continue reading

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Operating Appliances by Remote Control

A practical idea or ahead of its time? Are connected appliances for you? I’ll admit it. I’m an early adopter when in comes to technology. Also, having 30 plus years experience in the appliance business, I still follow and write … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

A Brief History of Thanksgiving While prayers of thanks for a successful harvest have occurred in various civilizations for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, the English tradition became formalized in the Reformation during the reign of Henry VIII in 1536. … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day…Leave Us All Enjoy It!

Words of Wisdom from One-Eyed Jack This morning I was enjoying my morning coffee. It was a typical cool November morning in Arizona with all the promises of a mid-seventies afternoon. I thought to myself. “It's a beautiful day in … Continue reading

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Why Make A Paper List

Do you make lists? Here are some paperless options. I'm working on going paperless. One of the outcomes of going paperless is getting rid of paper notebooks such as Moleskines that serve as a repository for a variety of lists: … Continue reading

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Carving a Turkey

Choose your Turkey Carving Method or How I Learned to Carve a Turkey on YouTube. I have spent several Thanksgivings struggling with big birds, trying to teach myself everything I never wanted to know about carving a turkey. Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Beverage Dispensers for the Home

We've Come a Long Way Baby From Maytag's Skybox to the Dacor Wine Station Launched somewhere around 2003-2004, the Maytag Skybox home beverage dispenser could dispense either bottles or cans. With a distinct sports theme (you could order panels for … Continue reading

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