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?


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.


Video Spotlight: Toyota’s Shocking Scandal Shakes up the Whole […]

McDonald’s Plans Small But Mighty Burger Changes

McDonald’s is revamping the Big Mac along with other core burgers to improve appearance and taste.

Though some of the changes may seem small, the makeover project actually represents a significant shift in product design and strategy.


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This post is based on the Yahoo article, The behind-the-scenes changes coming to McDonald’s burgers, by Dennis Lee, December 4, 2023; […]

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