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Pricing News Daily > 10/1/18

pricingnews-DailyPricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors.

 

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Headlines

Seattle mayor continues to explore congestion pricing in proposed budget | Curbed Seattle

Seattle mayor continues to explore congestion pricing in proposed budget | Curbed Seattle

Mayor Jenny Durkan released her proposed 2019-2020 budget on Monday, and there are a lot of headlines there on homelessness spending (more permanent funding, but not a huge increase in overall funding), policing (an additional 40 officers), and job cuts (150 fewer jobs across departments). But Durkan also signaled a continued commitment to an idea […]

 

More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes | StarTribune

More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes | StarTribune

DETROIT — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices. Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, the second-largest U.S.-based automaker, said Wednesday that Trump’s taxes on imported steel and aluminum will cost Ford […]

 

On-Demand Health Insurance Shows Promise, But Can It Deliver? | HealthLeaders Media

On-Demand Health Insurance Shows Promise, But Can It Deliver? | HealthLeaders Media

Bind, a health plan startup based in Minneapolis, offers a ‘promising concept’ aiming to revolutionize health insurance with financial backing from UnitedHealthcare. As insurers introduce their plans for the 2019 enrollment period, one health technology company is entering the space with a disruptive strategy in mind. Bind is a healthcare startup aimed at providing “on-demand […]

 

Car deals: How to get a discount on a new car or truck | USA Today

Car deals: How to get a discount on a new car or truck | USA Today

With new-vehicle prices near all-time highs, it might feel like there aren’t any good deals to be had. Prices averaged nearly $36,000 in August – slightly below their all-time high, according to Cox Automotive – but blame expensive SUVs and pickups for that pricey trend. There are other types cars and many exceptions to the rule. […]

 

Here’s the Secret Behind Apple’s iPhone Release Strategy | The Motley Fool

Here’s the Secret Behind Apple’s iPhone Release Strategy | The Motley Fool

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is just as much a marketing company as it is a tech company. Sure, the latest iPhones, iMacs, and Apple Watches all need to be technically sound, even advanced. Still, Apple has never needed to be a first mover on most technological innovations. Rather, the company has often taken the latest technology and […]

 

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Nancy Guinto, Executive Director of the Washington Health Alliance (WHA), testified before the US Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee last week about how price transparency initiatives can increase value in health care. The hearing was fourth in a series of five HELP committee hearings to examine health care cost reduction industry wide. […]

 

CLC Price Transparency Guidance Announced | Today’s Conveyancer

CLC Price Transparency Guidance Announced | Today’s Conveyancer

If you are a member from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), then the deadline for price transparency has been officially set for December 6th. Yesterday, the CLC released their official guidance and pricing templates that will meet the minimum standard requirements in relation to quality, price and service transparency. In addition to the guidance, […]

 

Yes, MoviePass Will Leave A Legacy. Just Not The One They’ll Claim | Forbes

Yes, MoviePass Will Leave A Legacy. Just Not The One They’ll Claim | Forbes

In case you’ve been living in the Marshall Islands for the last 12 months, you’re aware that MoviePass began the movie subscription wars by planting a flag in a $9.99/month, all-you-can-watch moviegoing service, which immediately caused a furor in the film business. MoviePass’ subscription base subsequently balloon to 3 million subscribers. Industry and financial experts […]

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Events and Resources

Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 23-26, 2018

Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Addison, TX

Please make plans to join us and well over 450 of your peers for the best event anywhere. We will be in Dallas, TX,October 23-26, 2018.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (When 2 people from the same firm register at the same time (item of equal or lesser value), the 3rd registrant can attend FREE of charge). Offer expires September 14th!

 

14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops | PPS

Date: November 28-30, 2018

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Professional Pricing Society team and I are very proud to announce that we will be returning to Amsterdam for our next great event – The 14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops held 28-30 November.

Conference keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities highlight the conference day on 30 November; While 28-29 November will be used for workshop days to help you enhance your pricing knowledge.

 

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“The value of money comes from the private sector in the form of price for product, services rendered, what people are willing to pay for something they want or need. That’s where value happens.”

    – Rush Limbaugh

 

 

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