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As new home sales continue to rise, where are the appliances?

Oct 27, 2021
Some home builders are starting to figure out ways to adapt to shortages by stocking up and using alternative brands.
A lack of durable goods has slowed home building, but buyers have started to adapt.
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What happens when a home builder can't find a microwave?

Jul 26, 2021
Until all the appliances are installed in a home, construction is not complete.
Limited supplies of basic home appliances, like microwaves, are delaying the completion of some new-build properties.
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Appliance shortages hold up home improvement and new construction

Mar 23, 2021
Homebuilders are passing the costs of delays on to consumers because demand for houses is so high.
Customers who order appliances such as refrigerators are waiting months for delivery.
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Challenges to output a "mixed blessing," says steel company chief

Nov 13, 2020
With COVID and trade barriers limiting supply, her inventory is worth more but replacing it isn't simple.
Lisa Goldenberg welcomes increased demand for vehicles and household appliances but has grappled with supply and price trends.
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J.C. Penney's return to appliances may be paying off

Aug 9, 2016
The company's offering deep discounts and attractive financing to woo customers.
An appliance showroom in J.C. Penney at the Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio, Texas. 
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J.C. Penney is set to enter the appliance business

Feb 17, 2016
To boost sales, stores are targeting the 'modern American mom.'
To boost sales, J.C. Penney is targeting the "modern American mom."
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GE stuck with appliances, but still transcends them

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Dec 7, 2015
General Electric fails to rid itself of appliance products.

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A low-energy solution for drying clothes faster

Jul 29, 2015
Scientists and industry are using sonic vibes to improve the humble appliance.

Tech IRL: A smart way to stay cool

Aug 29, 2014
This week, a new app promises to control the air conditioning remotely.

To convert to gas or electric?

Jul 20, 2012
A faster-cooking kitchen range is the incentive for one family to switch to natural gas. But if you hope to save money, that's just the start.