May 11, 2015—Keurig Green Mountain, which makes and sells single-serve coffee makers and coffee pods, will reintroduce a feature that was removed when its Keurig 2.0 coffee makers were introduced in 2014.
May 7, 2015—Flooring that contains potentially hazardous materials continues to draw scrutiny from chain retail stores, with the stores announcing plans to eliminate the sale of flooring that contains formaldehyde or phthalates.
May 1, 2015—Tesla Motors is ready to leave your garage and enter your home. Confirming reports, Tesla introduced the Powerwall, which is a lithium-ion battery that stores electricity that can be used to power your home.
June 17, 2015—Food and Drug Administration approved an implantable deep-brain stimulation device to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, which is a movement disorder that’s one of the most common causes of tremors.
May 28, 2015—Ashworth College settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented to students that they would receive the necessary training and credentials to switch careers or get a new job and that the course credits that students earned would transfer to other schools.
Feb. 27, 2015—The company says its EXi Series lawnmower engine has improved air cleaner seals and operates at cooler temperatures than previous engines do. As a result, it never has to have its oil changed as long as consumers add oil as necessary.
Oct. 27, 2014—Toro says the TimeCutter SW Series will be available in January 2015 and the price range will be $2,999–$4,500. The ZTRs are Toro’s first that use a steering wheel rather than handlebars to turn on a dime.