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Gas prices will surge this summer | Dayton Daily News

Gas prices will surge this summer | Dayton Daily News

Drivers, take heed: Gas prices are expected to head up for the warm-weather driving season. Pushed up by higher crude prices and lower inventory, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the retail price of regular-grade gasoline will average $2.74 per gallon this summer, up from an average of $2.41 a gallon last summer. The EIA […]

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Letting Airbnb set your price Here’s the thing. Airbnb takes a cut of every stay, from both the host and the guest. I’m no mathlete, but if they book two million rooms a night (that’s their norm) at $100 apiece, they make more money than if they book a million at $250 (prices are just […]

Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park entrance fees will go up by $5 | Curbed Seattle

Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park entrance fees will go up by $5 | Curbed Seattle

The National Parks Service has decided to scrap a plan that would have tripled visitor fees to 17 highly-visited national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park, instead opting for a small, flat increase, typically $5, to all fees for parks that charge admission. The new fee structure for Mount Rainier and Olympic National […]

Senate Republicans continue push for low, transparent pricing in health care | MNSRC

Senate Republicans continue push for low, transparent pricing in health care | MNSRC

Two of the proposals require health care providers and health insurance plans to provide clear cost estimates to consumers. S.F. 3480 allows consumers to request a good faith estimate for expected services, which health care providers and health insurance plans are required to provide within ten days. S.F. 3033 requires health care providers to publicly […]

AI Gains a Greater Role in Price Setting | NHK WORLD

AI Gains a Greater Role in Price Setting | NHK WORLD

Price setting is an essential part of business operations. More and more companies are relying on artificial intelligence to do the job. They use an AI-based dynamic-pricing strategy that helps them to know when to raise or lower a product’s price. The approach is being adopted by Japanese companies, after spreading in other nations. US […]

Feedback App Lets Restaurants Pick Their Off-Peak Pricing | The Spoon

Feedback App Lets Restaurants Pick Their Off-Peak Pricing | The Spoon

If you’ve ever been to a restaurant between two and five o’clock, chances are pretty good that you walked into a near-empty establishment, with servers, hosts and kitchen staff waiting around until the dinner rush. Feedback wants to make those off-peak hours more productive by giving restaurants the ability to offer dynamic pricing and discounts […]

Workshop: Successful Transformation for Strategy Optimization | Stratence Partners

Workshop: Successful Transformation for Strategy Optimization | Stratence Partners

Date: Tue, 1 May, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: PPS Spring Conference | Loews Chicago O’Hare Rosemont Hotel in Chicago, IL DESCRIPTION Successful Transformation for Strategy Optimization (Level 300 Workshop) Most organizations have objectives to improve their results for profit, volume and market share, but not all of them are really leveraging the most powerful lever […]

Senator says pharma should’ve cut prices with tax savings, but many companies went the other way | FiercePharma

Senator says pharma should’ve cut prices with tax savings, but many companies went the other way | FiercePharma

Booker’s staff researched the top 10 U.S. drug companies by 2016 pharma sales: Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences, AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Celgene and Mylan. The team reviewed fourth-quarter conference call transcripts and found that many pharma executives discussed pricing generally or acknowledged that patients struggle with costs, but that none discussed plans […]

Insurers look to pass drug price breaks straight to consumer | Chicago Tribune

Insurers look to pass drug price breaks straight to consumer | Chicago Tribune

Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates they get from drugmakers along to some customers starting next year. They could spark a trend: The idea has been championed by […]

LTFRB lowers Grab surge pricing cap amid illegal fare allegation | Rappler

LTFRB lowers Grab surge pricing cap amid illegal fare allegation | Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Lower Grab fares during peak hours. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) gave this order on Wednesday, April 11, to Grab, telling the ride-hailing service to lower its surge pricing cap during peak hours from 2.0 to only 1.5 times the normal fare. Surge pricing was capped at twice the […]