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T-Mobile, Sprint merger hearing at House Energy and Commerce Committee | CNBC

T-Mobile, Sprint merger hearing at House Energy and Commerce Committee | CNBC

Executives from T-Mobile and Sprint faced tough questions from lawmakers on Wednesday about how the companies’ planned merger would affect prices and jobs, especially in rural America. The deal to combine the No. 3 and No. 4 U.S. wireless carriers, struck in April, was approved by both companies’ shareholders in October and has received national […]

Remember MoviePass? It was just delisted | The Chestnut Post

Remember MoviePass? It was just delisted | The Chestnut Post

The movie subscription service on Thursday announced a new, complicated pricing structure that is dependent on geography and the kind of movies customers want to watch. Starting in January, MoviePass will offer three plans that members can choose from. The first, called “Select,” starts at $10 a month and will allow subscribers to see three […]

Target updates app after pricing dispute | Retail Dive

Target updates app after pricing dispute | Retail Dive

Dive Insight: As much as retailers say they’re moving toward a world where the customer experience is consistent across all channels — be they stores, online or on mobile — dynamic pricing is one major tactic standing in the way. For brick-and-mortar mass merchandisers like Target and Walmart, though, competing with Amazon on price is essential to […]

Drug pricing reforms will disrupt cancer care for millions | TheHill

Drug pricing reforms will disrupt cancer care for millions | TheHill

From dinner tables to the halls of Congress, the price of prescription drugs has recently dominated conversations across the country. Last year, President Trump unveiled the American Patients First blueprint to reduce the costs of prescription drugs and limit out-of-pocket costs for American consumers. In an effort to address drug costs, President Trump and Health and Human […]

The unintended consequences of tinkering with online prices | Phys.org

The unintended consequences of tinkering with online prices | Phys.org

When your online retail platform clears billions of transactions a year, what’s the harm in testing different prices for the same products on a relative handful of your customers? You might find a way to maximize revenue by increasing sales volume on your lower-priced products, right? Or, you might lock down sales on a product […]

Cuomo’s transport deputy unveils congestion pricing details at Brooklyn Chamber’s Newsmakers event | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Cuomo’s transport deputy unveils congestion pricing details at Brooklyn Chamber’s Newsmakers event | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Owners: ‘It’s going to hurt business’ If congestion pricing is put into effect, it’s going to cost a whole lot more to get to Manhattan by car, Michael Wojnar, deputy secretary of transportation for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told a crowd at the Brooklyn Chamber’s Newsmakers event in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. Wojnar gave the attendees […]

Recent Drug Recall Prompts Possible Price Gouging Attempt | Axcess News

Recent Drug Recall Prompts Possible Price Gouging Attempt | Axcess News

Drug manufacturers Teva Pharmaceutical and Prinston Pharmaceutical were recently forced to recall the important drug valsartan after the Food and Drug Administration determined that the blood pressure medication might contain carcinogens. Drug manufacturer Alembic Pharmaceuticals was not affected by the recall, as its own version of the medication was not found to contain the same […]

Drug Maker Rolls Out a Price Transparency Policy | ThinkAdvisor

Drug Maker Rolls Out a Price Transparency Policy | ThinkAdvisor

Johnson & Johnson appears to have listened to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday. Trump, in a portion of his speech devoted to health care, called on pharmaceutical companies to reveal “real prices” – presumably a reference to an administration proposal that would require drugmakers to show the full sticker price, or […]

Petrol gouging inquiry is overdue | The Canberra Times

Petrol gouging inquiry is overdue | The Canberra Times

The ACT Liberals committed to the fuel watch scheme last month after a series of reports by the Canberra Times  on the price gouging that has been a feature of life here for decades. Those reports noted fuel prices at one and two bowser service stations within 40 and 50 minutes drive of the ACT […]

Woman: Retailer Should Honor Penny Label on Display | NBC 6 South Florida

Woman: Retailer Should Honor Penny Label on Display | NBC 6 South Florida

It was a deal so good, Robin Puppo could not believe her eyes. “I’m like, oh my God, what is this?” she said. “It’s marked as a penny.” The vacuum Robin wanted was on display at the Walmart near Sawgrass Mills Mall. She says the label under it read one cent. “It’s a $279 machine,” […]