Tag Archives: Specials

Honda motor breakthrough

It’s not called the Honda Motor Company for nothing. The Japanese automaker has freed its hybrids of the need for heavy rare earth elements. Working with Daido Steel, the automaker has developed the first magnet suitable for automotive drive applications that doesn’t require materials like dysprosium or terbium to improve its heat resistance. Instead, the neodymium-iron magnets are manufactured using ...

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Bread actually bad for you?

Befuddled by bread? We’re here to decode and demystify those package labels. (iStock) Although we’re suckers for a good bakery or homemade loaf, the pre-sliced, squishy bread that comes in plastic bags is convenient and cheap. It also makes excellent grilled cheese sandwiches. But some bread is good for you (nutrients!), while some breads wear a false health halo. Did you ...

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Big changes for MillerCoors

MillerCoors, the makers of Blue Moon and dozens of other beer brands, has agreed to adding nutritional information to its product labels. (AP) Confused about what’s really in your beer? You’re not alone. The alcoholic beverage industry has been pushing back on consumer requests to include more nutritional information on product labels for years. But now big brewers are changing their ...

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Not so super?

The 570S is a super car. But it’s not a supercar, technically speaking. Nope, the new mid-engine coupe is part of McLaren’s new Sports series, slotting into the British automaker’s lineup under the Super series, which sits below the Ultimate series and, well, Formula One. It’s aimed at folks with $187,400 lying around who prefer driving their thoroughbreds often, rather ...

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America’s best fries

French fries can be found on restaurant menus all across America, from the smallest takeout shack to the grand bastions of fine dining. But like all universal foods, quality can vary from mealy and soggy to super-crisp and perfectly golden. As a service to our fellow Americans, we took it upon ourselves to track down the best french fries in America for ...

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Headlights not bright enough?

FILE – This photo provided by Hyundai Motor America shows the 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Small SUVs did poorly in new headlight tests performed by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says none of the 21 small SUVs tested earned its highest ranking. The Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-3 performed best, but more than ...

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Chick-fil-A’s best deal ever?

Dress like a cow to get free chicken? Works for us. (Chick-fil-A) Some food holidays are pretty silly, but today isn’t really about food—it’s about the animal. Tuesday, July 12 is Cow Appreciation Day. To honor the sacred bovine, America’s most beloved chicken chain wants you to forgo the usual lunchtime burger and grab some free chicken instead. Chick-fil-A restaurants across ...

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Ford's powerful new engine

The 2017 Ford F-150 is shaping up to be a 10. The updated pickup will be the first Ford to feature a new 10-speed automatic transmission that was jointly developed with GM, and it has now been confirmed that it’s a new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 will be rated at 375 hp — 10 hp more than the current motor ...

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