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Sunday, June 09, 2019 1:00 am


Ikea fixes design flaw in dressers that fall

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Scandinavian retailer Ikea has introduced a line of tip-resistant dressers to address a design issue that has killed eight children and injured dozens of others in the past two decades.

The Glesvär collection unveiled recently in Sweden comes with a range of “stability features” aimed at getting customers to secure the furniture to their walls. Some dressers have drawers that won't open unless they are properly anchored, while others come with just two front legs, meaning they cannot stand upright unless they are attached to a wall.

Guide rates Ruoff among top lenders

Residential mortgage lender Ruoff Home Mortgage was named a Top Mortgage Lender by The Scotsman Guide for 2018.

“This is the industry's most comprehensive, verified list of the nation's top-producing mortgage lending companies,” Ruoff said in a news release last week.

Fort Wayne-based Ruoff appears No. 49 on the list, based on total volume, which last year exceeded $1.895 billion.

Founded in 1984, Ruoff is a full-service residential mortgage company with more than 45 branches throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Florida.

The Scotsman Guide provides information, resources and tools for professionals in the mortgage industry.

Ford to close engine plant in Wales

A Ford engine plant in Wales that employs 1,700 people is “economically unsustainable” and will close next year. The company last week attributed the announcement to declining sales of gasoline engines and the end of a contract with Jaguar Land Rover for the closure, due in September 2020.

Google reveals game service details

Google will kick off its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November – but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and a pass for a friend.

Google announced the game service in March with few details. On Thursday, Google said it will start advance sales for the limited “Founder's Edition” bundles right away, though it isn't saying how many are available. Google won't offer stand-alone subscriptions, for $10 a month, until next year.

Stadia is Google's attempt to make traditional video game consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation obsolete.

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