By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From 2018’s Kitchen trends to raising prices on imported washing machines, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

11 Enduring Kitchen Ideas From the Industry’s Biggest Event | Yanic Simard: If you weren’t able to make it to KBIS this year, that’s okay. This article has got you covered. From transitional style to undermounted sinks, these are the trends that are expected to be big this year.

Tesla solar panels and batteries are coming to Home Depot | Barbara Eldredge: Home Depot is teaming up with Tesla in a big way. No, you won’t suddenly find Model Xs for sale, but there will be Tesla solar panels and battery hubs for homes available across the country.

Goldman Sachs in Talks With Apple to Finance iPhone Sales | Peter Rudegeair and Liz Hoffman: What’s one surefire way to help increase sales? Apple is betting on helping consumers finance purchases with a little help from Wall Street. The manufacturer is in talks with Goldman Sachs to help potential consumers finance Apple product purchases.

LG Raising Washer Prices 4-8%: Report | Alan Wolf: Last month, President Trump signed a law raising a tariff and quota restrictions on the import of washing machines. Now we’re seeing the first increases in prices in response to that. LG is working with distributors to increase the prices on its washing machines, though it’s currently unclear when those prices will come into effect.

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