British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered the immediate examination of a Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) - Get Report -made Hotpoint model fridge that was found to have started the fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower apartment complex in London, killing nearly 80 people.
The Hotpoint model has not been the subject of any recalls.
"We have just been informed that the fire may have originated in a Hotpoint fridge freezer model number FF175BP," a Hotpoint spokesman said according to The Sun. "We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations."
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Well OK then, Jeff Immelt: General Electric's (GE) - Get Report outgoing CEO Jeff Immelt had some choice things to say at an event in NYC on Thursday night, TheStreet's Kinsey Grant reports. First, Immelt revealed a possibly fatal management mistake Kroger's (KR) - Get Report CEO might have made about Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report who as we all know, just inked a $13.7 billion deal for organic grocer Whole Foods (WFM) . Immelt then took a jab at Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for not visiting factories in their push to lift manufacturing wages. Talk about a well-paid boss going down swinging.
Why Sears Canada is dying: Sears Canada (SRSC) has one foot in the grave just like its ailing U.S. friend Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) . Unfortunately for Sears Canada, it's that friend across the boarder that has played a large role in its demise, TheStreet's Michelle Lodge reports. Sears has sucked badly needed cash away from Sears Canada through the years, leaving it unable to upgrade stores and do other things to compete effectively in the always challenging Canadian retail market.
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