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Preventing Further Train Derailments

The aftermath of the train derailment is still being felt in East Palestine.

The life of the entire community has been disrupted, and the image of the railroad industry has been tarnished. Yet, there has not been real pressure from Washington to prevent further catastrophes. To its credit, the major railroad companies, especially Norfolk Southern responsible for the accident, have taken some measures to improve safety, but accidents have continued to increase along with business volume. What else can be done?


Craft Breweries Choose Simplicity in a Changing Market

After an impressive run, the craft beer industry is shifting gears.

Before the pandemic, the industry grew at a fast pace. To keep up with a market thirsty for new tastes and flavors, breweries continuously innovated and released a dizzying selection of beers. When the pandemic hit, tap rooms had to close down. After the pandemic, demand had changed, and breweries had to rethink their strategy. A renewed focus on simplicity rather than variety now seems to be a wiser and […]

Caught Selling Fake Kona Beans

From designer bags to your cup of coffee, counterfeit goods are everywhere.

Just like Champagne, you may not call it Kona unless the beans are grown and processed in the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii. Unfortunately, labels are deceptive. A Kona blend sold by well-known retailers may contain very little Kona coffee, if at all. Fortunately, better testing methods (see another post for similar improvements) that identify relative mineral concentrations in the samples help distinguish […]

A False Sense of Safety for Toyota Drivers

Toyota’s commitment to excellence is legendary. This image is now tarnished.

Daihatsu, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, has been involved in a series of scandals involving the falsification of safety compliance tests. The news has damaged Toyota’s reputation for reliability and safety. Over the years, the company has survived multiple recalls and lawsuits. This post explores what the company can do to regain customers’ trust.


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