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Six suspects announced, one detained over Rotterdam+ coal pricing scheme | KyivPost

Six suspects announced, one detained over Rotterdam+ coal pricing scheme | KyivPost

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has issued notices of suspicion to six individuals involved in Rotterdam+, an infamous coal pricing schemes that many believe fuels corruption. Of the six people issued notices on Aug. 8, one has already been detained. According to NABU detectives, in three years, the scheme resulted in Hr 18.8 billion […]

Utility prices vary across Britain as regional pricing reveals discrimination | Mirror Online

Utility prices vary across Britain as regional pricing reveals discrimination | Mirror Online

Families in Liverpool typically pay £81 a year more than those in Leeds for energy because of a postcode lottery, it has emerged. A litte-known system of regional pricing means some households are stung with higher bills than others, even though they are with the same supplier and use the same amount of gas and […]

Why sale prices may not mean you’re getting good deals | WPXI

Why sale prices may not mean you’re getting good deals | WPXI

Everybody loves a sale. But the problem is, retailers know it and a sale may not always be what it seems. That’s why Channel 11 Morning News anchor Katherine Amenta examined a new study, then hit the stores to show you how to protect your wallet. “Unfortunately I don’t really pay attention to prices when […]

Marriott CEO rejects ‘drip pricing’ allegation, defends its resort fees [Video] | Yahoo Finance

Marriott CEO rejects ‘drip pricing’ allegation, defends its resort fees [Video] | Yahoo Finance

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, who is accusing the hotel giant of “drip pricing,” or charging consumers hidden fees, shouldn’t expect a quick settlement in his lawsuit against Marriott (MAR). Instead, the attorney general should expect an extended backyard brawl — done via the courts, naturally. “It’s frustrating of course because we have had […]

How is MAP Pricing enforcement easy for business? | CustomerThink

How is MAP Pricing enforcement easy for business? | CustomerThink

Every business used to safeguard their brands because they need the protection of all sizes. To avoid this issue, implementing map enforcement is the best techniques to carry out everywhere. It is nothing, but it carries out advertising price policy and set by minimum range. Based on the plans, it would establish to declare minimum […]

Hotels Face Growing Backlash Against Resort Fees | Consumer Reports

Hotels Face Growing Backlash Against Resort Fees | Consumer Reports

Hotels that levy resort fees—daily charges for using the hotel’s facilities—are under growing pressure to disclose them more clearly or include them in their advertised room price. Karl A. Racine, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that his office had filed suit against hotel giant Marriott International, accusing it of “price deception” in the […]

DC sues Marriott over resort fees, alleging ‘price deception’ | ABC News

DC sues Marriott over resort fees, alleging ‘price deception’ | ABC News

Washington D.C. is suing Marriott for alleged “price deception” in its practice of charging “resort fees” that aren’t disclosed to customers upfront when they are booking their rooms. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against the world’s largest hotel chain on Tuesday for allegedly reaping “hundreds of millions of dollars” using an unlawful […]

Marriott facing lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ resort fees that allegedly harm consumers | MarketWatch

Marriott facing lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ resort fees that allegedly harm consumers | MarketWatch

The District of Columbia has sued Marriott International, alleging that the hotel company violated consumer protection laws for at least a decade by charging resort fees that it doesn’t disclose upfront to its customers. The lawsuit, filed by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, claims that Marriott […]

Whistleblower in Cargill swaps case gets $2.5M award | StarTribune

Whistleblower in Cargill swaps case gets $2.5M award | StarTribune

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday awarded $2.5 million to a whistleblower who exposed misleading pricing at Cargill related to swap trades. In 2017, the agency fined Cargill $10 million after an investigation found the company provided misleading information to customers on thousands of complex swaps. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said […]

AT&T Class Action Alleges Bait-and-Switch Pricing Scheme | Top Class Actions

AT&T Class Action Alleges Bait-and-Switch Pricing Scheme | Top Class Actions

A class action lawsuit says that AT&T charges customers an “administrative fee” on post-payment wireless plans, and does not notify customers of the fee in an attempt to boost their profits. Plaintiffs Ian Vianu and Irina Bukchin claim that when they signed up for an AT&T wireless plan, they were not notified that they would […]