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Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:51 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 1.3 million 2015-2017 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America.
In a Wednesday news release, the company said a water shield needs to be added to door latches. Without the shield, the latches could freeze and cause the door to not close or open correctly.
“Should a customer be able to open and close the door with these conditions, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage the door striker with the potential that the door could open while driving, increasing the risk of injury,” Ford said.
Reuters reported that Ford spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said those who have the affected vehicles should get a notice next month. She did not have a time frame for when parts would be available, according to Reuters.
“We take the safety of our customers very seriously. Our decisions are driven by the data available,” Weigandt said in an email to Forbes. “When the data indicates a safety recall is needed, we move quickly on behalf of our customers.”
Dealers will inspect door latch actuation cables, which could be bent or kinked without the shields, and repair them at no cost if needed. Dealers will also install water shields over the door latches at no cost to the customer.
The company said it is not aware of injuries or accidents tied to the issue.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:23 PM
— Winn-Dixie owner Bi-Lo is preparing for bankruptcy, according to a Bloomberg report.
Up to 200 stores could close as part of a bankruptcy filing, Bloomberg reported. According to Winn-Dixie's website, the retailer has locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The bankruptcy filing could come as early as next month, Bloomberg reported.
Bi-Lo has not publicly confirmed any bankruptcy plans.
Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 3:57 PM
— The Remington Outdoor Company, one of America’s largest firearm and ammunition manufacturers, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after reaching a deal Monday with its creditors, according to multiple reports.
Company officials said in a news release that a prepackaged reorganization plan will be filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The deal will give control of the company to its lenders, Bloomberg News reported.
Remington seeks to lower its $950 million debt load, Reuters reported. The company’s executive chairman, Jim Geisler, said in a statement that “difficult industry conditions make today’s agreement prudent.”
“I am confident this regrouping ensures that Remington will continue as both a strong company and an indelible part of our national heritage,” he said.
Officials with Remington, the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle used in the Connecticut shooting that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in 2012, said the agreement with lenders will reduce its debt by about $700 million and add about $145 million in new capital.
The company was cleared of any wrongdoing in the 2012 shooting, but investors repulsed by the massacres distanced themselves from the company's owner, investment firm Cerberus Capital Management.
The company’s debtors include JPMorgan Asset Management and Franklin Templeton Investments, Reuters reported. They will trade their debt holdings for equity in Remington as part of the deal unveiled Monday.
A bankruptcy filing under Chapter 11 allows a company to reorganize and stay in business as the company works to repay debtors. Officials with Remington said in a news release Monday that the company will continue to operate as normal as the restructuring process gets underway.
“Importantly, the fundamentals of our core business remain strong,” Reminton CEO Anthony Acitelli said in a statement. “We have an outstanding collection of brands and products, the unqualified support of a vibrant community across the industry and a deep and powerful culture. We will emerge from this process with a deleveraged balance sheet and ample liquidity, positioning Remington to compete more aggressively and to seize future growth opportunities.”
Published: Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California supermarket is facing backlash after a shopper captured a disturbing image.
Loretto Seto took the photo Thursday outside of 99 Ranch Market in San Jose. She was shocked to find slabs of uncovered raw meat being wheeled into the store in Costco shopping carts.
She posted the photo on Facebook to warn shoppers about the meat at 99 Ranch Market and the potentially contaminated Costco shopping carts. The image caught the attention of local health officials, who are now investigating the incident, The Modesto Bee reported.
Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 8:09 AM
NEW YORK — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced they will create a health care company for their U.S. employees that is "free from profit-making incentives."
The companies say they are partnering on health care to increase employee satisfaction and reduce costs.
The trio of companies will work with an independent company that is free from the constraints of profit-making incentives.
The initial focus of the new company will be on technology that will provide their employees with high-quality, reasonably priced health care.
“The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we share the belief that putting our collective resources behind the country’s best talent can, in time, check the rise in health costs while concurrently enhancing patient satisfaction and outcomes,” said Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett.
“The health care system is complex, and we enter into this challenge open-eyed about the degree of difficulty,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Hard as it might be, reducing health care’s burden on the economy while improving outcomes for employees and their families would be worth the effort. Success is going to require talented experts, a beginner’s mind, and a long-term orientation.”
The company is in the initial planning stages.