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Entries for September, 2011

Procter & Gamble spent $765000 in 2Q lobbying

Procter & Gamble spent $ 765000 in 2Q lobbyingNews from Boston Globe: NEW YORK—Procter & Gamble Co. spent roughly $ 765,000 to lobby the federal government in the second quarter, down from the $ 1.1 million it spent in the same period a year earlier or the $ 1.74 million it spent in the first [...]

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Procter & Gamble spent $765000 in 2Q lobbying

Procter & Gamble spent $ 765000 in 2Q lobbyingNews from Boston Globe: NEW YORK—Procter & Gamble Co. spent roughly $ 765,000 to lobby the federal government in the second quarter, down from the $ 1.1 million it spent in the same period a year earlier or the $ 1.74 million it spent in the first [...]

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Soap for Hope Drive to help local homeless

Soap for Hope Drive to help local homelessNews from KOLO: People First Foundation has an annual Soap for Hope Drive, which is a drive that helps homeless, transient and low-income single parents with month’s supplies of laundry supplies such as laundry detergent, bleach and dryer sheets. Founder and Executive Director of People First Foundation Mr. [...]

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How washers and dryers became trophy appliances

How washers and dryers became trophy appliancesNews from Washington Post: How washers and dryers became trophy appliances By Jura Koncius, A McLean doctor called Washington’s M&M Appliances a few years ago and ordered a special Valentine’s Day gift for his wife: An LG high efficiency front-loading washer-dryer pair in lipstick red. “He wanted something very [...]

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Are you giving cold water detergents the cold shoulder?

Are you giving cold water detergents the cold shoulder?News from MiamiHerald.com: Back in MNN’s infancy, I tackled the topic of laundering in cold water to help curb stained garment-related greenhouse gas emissions. A whopping 86 percent of the energy needed to wash a load of laundry comes from heating the water while 1,600 pounds of [...]

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The must-do list: Home projects for October

The must-do list: Home projects for OctoberNews from Kansas City Star: When the leaves start to change colors, it is time to kick it into high gear and knock out some important indoor and outdoor tasks. Be sure to mark these Must-Do projects off your list before the trick-or-treaters arrive so you can keep your [...]

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Laundry 101—Making Sense Of Sensors

Laundry 101—Making Sense Of SensorsNews from North American Press Syndicate: (NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who feel they waste too much time on laundry day, waiting for their dryer to catch up with their washer. Innovations in sensor technology make it possible for a washer and dryer pair to work better together to deliver clean [...]

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Consumer Reports tests best laundry detergents

Consumer Reports tests best laundry detergentsNews from NewsNet5.com: Many highlight that they’re concentrated. You’ll see “2-times Concentrated,” “3-times Ultra,” and even “6-times” concentrated. Consumer Reports says while you use less of these detergents per load, they aren’t necessarily less expensive. But they do use less plastic packaging — a plus for the environment. To find [...]

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Spanish laundry detergent instructions are confusing, even if you speak Spanish

Spanish laundry detergent instructions are confusing, even if you speak SpanishNews from ConsumerReports.org: Over the years, Consumer Reports has found cases where confusing laundry detergent instructions could lead to serious overdosing. Besides wasting money, the extra suds can result in a moldy, smelly washer, and even mechanical failure. With our latest report on laundry detergents, [...]

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Best laundry detergents

Best laundry detergentsNews from ConsumerReports.org: Last reviewed: November 2011 Different types of detergents have joined the long lineup of liquids and powders on store shelves, and we included some in our latest tests. Dropps 6X Concentrated is a pod sealed in a single-dose capsule that dissolves in the laundry. Purex Complete 3-in-1 is a sheet [...]

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