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US Consumer Price Index November 2018 | CNBC

US Consumer Price Index November 2018 | CNBC

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, held back by a sharp decline in the price of gasoline, but underlying inflation pressures remained firm amid rising rents and healthcare costs. The Labor Department said on Wednesday that last month’s flat reading in its Consumer Price Index followed a 0.3 percent increase in October. It was […]

Pricer’s Points: Pricing Talk on LinkedIn

Pricer’s Points: Pricing Talk on LinkedIn

Keep up with the latest pricing news, events, and other resources via LinkedIn here. Find upcoming pricing training events here. The following are a few of our favorite recent pricing shares and discussions on LinkedIn.                

It doesn’t have to be this way: Australia’s energy crisis, America’s energy surplus | United States Studies Centre

It doesn’t have to be this way: Australia’s energy crisis, America’s energy surplus | United States Studies Centre

Why is US energy so inexpensive? Why is its electricity more reliable and pricing more transparent than Australia’s? Why are its carbon emissions declining faster relative to Australia? In this report we answer those questions, clarifying what’s at stake if Australian policymakers do not change course. Economic modelling in this report indicates what’s at stake. […]

Services lift US producer prices in November | CNBC

Services lift US producer prices in November | CNBC

U.S. producer prices unexpectedly rose in November as increases in the costs for services offset a sharp decline for energy products, but the overall momentum in wholesale inflation appears to be slowing. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand edged up 0.1 percent last month after jumping 0.6 percent […]

Trucking rates continue to climb as carriers retain pricing power | FreightWaves

Trucking rates continue to climb as carriers retain pricing power | FreightWaves

Data on producer prices shows that overall inflation pressure calmed in November, weighed down by declines in gasoline prices. Industry detail showed that trucking rates continues to surge, however, driven by another large gain in long-distance trucking rates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the producer price index (PPI) advanced 0.1%. This exceeds consensus […]

The Biggest Rises and Falls of Bitcoin, Explained | Cointelegraph

The Biggest Rises and Falls of Bitcoin, Explained | Cointelegraph

1. November 2011 A sharp fall in the early days of Bitcoin. June 2011 had seen Bitcoin’s price hit about $32, falling precipitously to $2 over the course of five months — that’s a 94 percent drop. Many investors, unsure about what to expect in the crypto world, decided to cut their losses and get […]

What Marketers Can Learn From Burger King’s Geo-Conquesting Strategy Against McDonald’s | Adweek

What Marketers Can Learn From Burger King’s Geo-Conquesting Strategy Against McDonald’s | Adweek

History has given us many storied accounts of competition: Coca-Cola versus Pepsi; Apple versus Microsoft; Marvel versus DC; Starbucks versus Dunkin. The ferocity of rivalry competition has propelled entire industries and the economy forward as the underdog is forced to innovate to get ahead. There’s only one number one, while the remaining 99.9 percent of […]

Rapid price changes make retailers more vulnerable to shocks | Supply Chain Dive

Rapid price changes make retailers more vulnerable to shocks | Supply Chain Dive

Now controlling nearly half of all e-commerce in the U.S., Amazon is influencing the retail industry in profound ways. With competition on the rise, fading lines between digital and physical retail, and more transparent pricing, many retailers are following the lead of the e-commerce giant by changing prices more frequently. Both online and brick-and-mortar retailers […]

On-Demand Value-based Pricing Research with PriceBeam

On-Demand Value-based Pricing Research with PriceBeam

B2B & B2C Pricing, Marketing, and Finance teams struggle to capture fresh, reliable, and actionable willingness to pay data. PriceBeam provides self-service market research to companies of all sizes that quickly, accurately, and affordably discovers customers’ willingness to pay for any product or service so you can optimize prices for all market segments GLOBALLY. Are you […]

Freestanding ERs in Texas May Be Misleading Patients, AARP Survey Finds | Houston Public Media

Freestanding ERs in Texas May Be Misleading Patients, AARP Survey Finds | Houston Public Media

Independent emergency care centers in Texas, commonly called freestanding emergency rooms, often provide unclear or confusing information on pricing and insurance coverage to consumers, advocates say. A recent AARP “secret shopper” survey of 213 freestanding ER facilities in Texas found less than half were able to answer a simple “yes” or “no” question about health […]