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On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

Lowering drug prices is a top priority for House Democrats and President Donald Trump. Leaders of both parties identified this issue last week as a possible area for bipartisanship. But Democrats’ more ambitious plans, like allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, aren’t expected to advance in the Republican Senate. Instead, issues like increasing transparency or […]

When To Buy And Sell Football Tickets | Forbes

When To Buy And Sell Football Tickets | Forbes

The secondary market is the primary market for tickets. Ten years ago we Googled (or Yahoo’d) for “cheap tickets.” Now we are more likely to Google the name of a ticket distributor or just use one of their apps instead. Pro teams, NCAA Power 5 schools, and entertainment venues partner with intermediaries to reach a […]

A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says | The Chronicle of Higher Education

In general, the report says, small private colleges are discounting more than their larger peers are, partly because smaller colleges offer mostly undergraduate programming. The median discount rate will most likely continue to rise, the report predicts, to 39 percent in 2019, a five-percentage-point bump from 2014. Rising discount rates will continue to stifle private […]

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Four levels, each with different perks The points will go toward placing you in one of four tiers – Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond – that will determine what perks you are eligible for. Blue is the standard level, with every 500 points netting you $5 in Uber Cash, the company’s virtual currency that can be used […]

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Food delivery company Deliveroo has ditched its flat $5 delivery fee in favour of dynamic pricing based on the restaurant’s distance to the customer. As a result of the variable fees introduced last month, which range from as low as $2.95 to a maximum of $6.95, Deliveroo says “more than 50 per cent” of customers […]

Argus Adds New Marine Fuel Price Assessments | AOG Digital

Argus Adds New Marine Fuel Price Assessments | AOG Digital

Oil price reporting agency Argus has launched five new price assessments for low-sulphur marine fuels, ahead of new global rules capping the amount of sulphur in marine fuels, also known as bunkers. International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations will cut the limit for sulphur in bunker fuels globally from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent from the […]

European Consumers Should Expect Higher Prices for Everything From Flights to Paint | Bloomberg

European Consumers Should Expect Higher Prices for Everything From Flights to Paint | Bloomberg

European companies are still finding ways to raise prices even as confidence weakens and the economy cools. Businesses from airlines to manufacturers say they’ll probably need to act to protect profits as costs including wages rise. For the European Central Bank, a trend of stronger pay growth and inflation is just what it needs to […]

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

About 43 percent are also unsure how they will publish their pricing information to comply with the CMS hospital price transparency rule by Jan. 1, 2019. November 12, 2018 – Ninety-two percent of healthcare providers are concerned about the new hospital price transparency requirement recently finalized by CMS, a new poll shows. CMS finalized the hospital […]

Macy’s (M) Q3 Earnings: Omnichannel Efforts to Play Key Role | Nasdaq

Macy’s (M) Q3 Earnings: Omnichannel Efforts to Play Key Role | Nasdaq

Macy’s sustained focus on price optimization, inventory management, merchandise planning and private label offering are the primary catalysts aiding the company’s performance. In an attempt to increase sales, profitability and cash flows, the company has been taking steps such as integration of operations, developing omni-channel capabilities and online order fulfillment centers. Management has undertaken initiatives […]

Want to make some extra cash? Rent your car out, Airbnb-style | KSAT

Want to make some extra cash? Rent your car out, Airbnb-style | KSAT

Ever wished someone else would help contribute to your car payment? In true 21st century form, you can now rent out your car by the day to make a little (or a lot of) extra dough. The Airbnb-like car company Turo helps you to do just that. It also allows people to bypass dealing with car rental agencies […]