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Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Athens-founded Beat wants to dominate the ride-hail market in every major Latin American city within three years. That might be doable if it maintains its current growth and so-far successful strategy of launching suddenly, without advanced fanfare, in one major foreign city at a time. It’s a kind of spasmodic hostile takeover before others can […]

Trump Signs Law To Lower Drug Prices, Ends Gag Orders Against Pharmacists | The Western Journal

Trump Signs Law To Lower Drug Prices, Ends Gag Orders Against Pharmacists | The Western Journal

President Donald Trump signed a law that ends insurance companies’ pharmacist gag clauses in an effort to lower drug prices Wednesday. “If there’s anything bipartisan it’s lowering drug prices,” Trump said while signing the Patients’ Right To Know Drug Prices Act according to CBS News. Currently, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers use the gag clauses to “forbid […]

Volkswagen plans modest EV price premium over internal-combustion cars | Autoblog

Volkswagen plans modest EV price premium over internal-combustion cars | Autoblog

Last month, Thomas Ulbrich, the Volkswagen brand’s board member for E-mobility, spoke to an audience in Dresden, Germany, about VW’s plans for pure electric vehicles. One of the nuggets we noted was Ulbrich saying that the first EV, the I.D. hatchback that could be called Neo, will undercut the Tesla Model 3 by roughly $8,000. […]

Bitcoin Price Predictions: From Zero to a Million – What do the Experts Think? | Blockonomi

Bitcoin Price Predictions: From Zero to a Million – What do the Experts Think? | Blockonomi

It’s been a wild year for cryptocurrency prices thus far, exemplified by the meteoric rise and subsequent crash of granddaddy Bitcoin. After cresting a high of more than $19,000 in December, Bitcoin’s price tumbled down to less than $6,300 in early February. Since then, it’s vibrated at a relatively low range while the market as […]

Trump signs bills aimed at increasing drug price transparency | CNNPolitics

Trump signs bills aimed at increasing drug price transparency | CNNPolitics

Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump signed two pieces of legislation into law on Wednesday that aim to inform consumers about drug prices. Both measures, the Know the Lowest Price Act and the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, aim to end the drug industry’s so-called gag orders of pharmacists, which prevent them from […]

Experts say Florence’s flooding will trigger used-car price hike, warn consumers to avoid buying waterlogged vehicles | AccuWeather

Experts say Florence’s flooding will trigger used-car price hike, warn consumers to avoid buying waterlogged vehicles | AccuWeather

During 2017’s Harvey, more than half a million cars were estimated to have been flooded. “Using Katrina as an example, 200,000 units were totaled, and used-vehicle prices increased by as much as 3 percent, or $309, over the four-month period following the storm’s landfall,” Paris said. “Prices initially rise but then fall to parity,” he […]

The most expensive car to rent in America is $20,000 a day | CNBC

The most expensive car to rent in America is $20,000 a day | CNBC

A Bugatti – the French luxury car — isn’t cheap to own. There are only three models — Veyron, Chiron and Divo — and the prices range from $1.7 million to $3 million. In September, the new Divo hypercar sold out in one day, with the hefty price tag of $5.8 million. If you buy […]

Raising Prices While Retaining Customers | Business News Daily

Raising Prices While Retaining Customers | Business News Daily

Every company wants loyal customers, but it’s not always easy to retain them, especially when making necessary yet major changes to your brand. For instance, when you’ve decided that to make a profit you need to raise your prices, you probably know your buyers won’t be pleased. You might face backlash from consumers, but you […]

Fare game: Is deregulating taxi fares fair? | The London Free Press

Fare game: Is deregulating taxi fares fair? | The London Free Press

Full council needs to sign off on the bylaw headed to the community and protective services committee today before it can take effect, but the move would effectively end city hall telling the industry how much it can charge for fares. Instead, as long as customers the rate up front, and city hall knows how […]

Event Pricing Strategy: The 2019 Guide | Event Manager Blog

Event Pricing Strategy: The 2019 Guide | Event Manager Blog

Event pricing strategy is a tricky business. Setting the right ticket price can ensure a sell out event. Conversely, if you price tickets too high or too low this can directly impact on final attendance numbers. Event pricing is a tricky balancing act that many event planners struggle with, whether it is finding the optimum […]