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'Prius of Dryers' Worth Checking Out

New heat-pump technology can cut costs in half, says reviewer

(Newser) - No more vents for clothes dryers? That seems to be the promise of a new class of high-efficiency dryers hitting the market. Whirlpool, for example, is out with a new model that has Matthew Zahnzinger jazzed at Reviewed.com : "It's no understatement to say the Whirlpool Duet WED99HEDW... More »

Maine's Freak Waves Have Experts Stumped

Specialists guess at what caused 'mini-tsunami'

(Newser) - Researchers are perplexed about Maine’s “waves of biblical proportion” that had residents fearing the apocalypse last week, the Boston Globe reports. Just before low tide, New England harbors were flooded with 12 feet of water, which then receded in massive whirlpools, repeating three times in 15 minutes. The... More »

Closet Smokers Might Get Canned

Factory workers who lied on insurance forms may lose jobs

(Newser) - A group of factory workers who lied about their smoking habits could be fired. The Whirlpool company charges lower premiums for health insurance to nonsmoking workers—and relies on the honor code when employees sign up. Now 39 workers at an Indiana factory have been suspended and face losing their... More »

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