Stand up for nonprofit news & help us reach our $100,000 goal! GIVE NOW

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. 
J.C. Penney

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."
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

GE stuck with appliances, but still transcends them

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

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.

Sears to close dozens of stores in U.S.

Dec 27, 2011
A good holiday shopping season for most retailers wasn't enough to help ailing Sears, which will close around 100 stores in the coming months.

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Appliances rebate program a hit

Apr 19, 2010
U.S. consumers are quickly snatching up government rebates for energy-efficient appliances....