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Texas ruling on $11,000 ER bill may have long-lasting effects, experts say | Dallas News

Texas ruling on $11,000 ER bill may have long-lasting effects, experts say | Dallas News

“We don’t want courts determining what is usual and customary. We prefer they stay out of pricing, as a general rule,” she said. Six of the nine justices signed the opinion. The final three issued a dissenting opinion, siding with the hospital. The dissent argued that neither the court nor the plaintiff could state how […]

 

Petrol prices competitive but inherently crazy | Stuff.co.nz

Petrol prices competitive but inherently crazy | Stuff.co.nz

In common with airlines, petrol retailers must clear their inventory. They know that competing retailers face the same pressure. The competition becomes ruinous because each wants to get in first so there is a downward price spiral. Rather than wait for another retailer to cut prices, you cut them first to snap up what car […]

 

The Only Prescription Is More Transparency – Planet Money | NPR

The Only Prescription Is More Transparency – Planet Money | NPR

Healthcare is a giant part of the economy, and a huge drain on the public purse. More than a quarter of federal government spending goes to healthcare, which makes it a very political issue. President Trump has stated his intention to create a more consumer friendly healthcare system… more market-based. Part of that is increasing […]

 

Buzz Points disrupts the rewards industry with innovative contracts and pricing | CUInsight

Buzz Points disrupts the rewards industry with innovative contracts and pricing | CUInsight

Buzz Points enables community financial institutions to offer a free rewards program for consumers where they earn rewards everywhere they shop and for completing account activities, such as enrolling in estatements or applying for auto loans. Industry standard contracts for these types of programs usually last 3-5 years and frequently include exclusions and other terms […]

 

Students want to know textbook prices earlier to help with registration | The Daily Texan

Students want to know textbook prices earlier to help with registration | The Daily Texan

With the school year coming to an end, many students are already looking to next year and next year’s textbooks prices. However, Texas law prevents students from seeing their textbook prices until a month before school begins. State House Bill 33 allows students to see class material and the price of textbooks 30 days before […]

 

Your McDonald’s Experience Is About to Change | The Motley Fool

Your McDonald’s Experience Is About to Change | The Motley Fool

What else is McDonald’s doing? The company has also made some changes to its menu. This includes cooked-to-order Quarter Pounder hamburgers made with fresh beef. It has also revamped its menu, which CFO Kevin Ozan credited for part of the chain’s 2.9% increase in U.S. comparable-store sales in the quarter. “Sales were fueled by higher […]

 

SEC Steers Pilot on Equity Trading Fees and Rebates Amid Headwinds | Traders News

SEC Steers Pilot on Equity Trading Fees and Rebates Amid Headwinds | Traders News

The transaction-fee pilot was announced in March to address criticism over the maker-taker system of rebates, which reward brokers that route client orders to the exchanges with the highest rebates. The practice has been controversial as some say it distorts the order routing behavior of brokers. Buy-side firms and other critics maintain that the rebates […]

 

White House drug-price initiative to include negotiation tools, list prices, Azar says | Modern Healthcare

White House drug-price initiative to include negotiation tools, list prices, Azar says | Modern Healthcare

HHS Secretary Alex Azar revealed Wednesday that the White House’s impending drug-pricing strategy will include strengthening the federal government’s ability to negotiate with drugmakers and address high list prices. Speaking to the World Health Care Congress in Washington, Azar said HHS is focused on finding solutions for the “lack of negotiating tools” that lead to […]

 

Tiffany & Co.Manager, Pricing & Analytics | Tiffany & Co.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Apparel & Fashion, Luxury Goods & Jewelry, Retail

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Strategy/Planning, Product Management

Job description

The Manager of Category Pricing & Analytics will partner with Sr. Director and Director to drive direct margin improvement through global price optimization in collaboration with central and regional Finance teams. S/he manages […]

 

 

Pricing Manager | Carrier Enterprise

Pricing Manager | Carrier Enterprise

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Building Materials Consumer Goods Retail

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Sales Management Analyst

Job description

Carrier Enterprise is looking for talented individuals to join our team. We currently have exciting opportunities for a Pricing Manager in Charlotte, NC and Orlando, FL. The Pricing Manager role is the dedicated revenue management leader for their […]

 

Pricing Manager | Xylem Inc.

Pricing Manager | Xylem Inc.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing Utilities

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Finance Marketing Product Management

Job description

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential […]

 

 

 

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