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Apple Refreshes Their iPod And Apple TV Lineup

Yesterday Apple announced their new line up of iPods and their revamped Apple TV. The 4th generation Shuffle went old school and brought back the scroll wheel, clip and power switch from the 2nd generation design.  The $49 unit comes in five colors (silver, green, pink, orange and blue), one capacity (2GB), and all the features of the 3rd generation’s VoiceOver model. The new 6th generation iPod nano had a total overhaul…

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Abt Discusses Appliance Rebate Program on ABC7

Monday morning, ABC 7 News visited Abt to discuss the stimulus program for appliances, beginning Friday. Illinois received $12 million for Energy Star qualifying hot water heaters, central air conditioners, furnaces, and appliances. The rebate began for hot water heaters, central air conditioners, and furnaces on January 31st of this year. Half of the stimulus money has already been doled out. Beginning this Friday, April 16, any in-store purchase of Energy Star…

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Dollars for Dishwashers???

“Cash for Appliances” is the latest Federal stimulus program. Similar to the “Cash for Clunkers” program, the government is hoping to stimulate the economy and help consumers save money in the long run with Energy Star appliances. According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal (where Abt’s showroom was featured), each state will individually determine how much of a $50 to $200 rebate will be offered for specific energy-saving appliances. Abt’s…

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