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Ugly ‘truth’ of cosmetic industry | millenniumpost

Ugly ‘truth’ of cosmetic industry | millenniumpost

The cosmetic industry is thriving like never before, and reason is the need to look presentable and photo-ready all the time. This increase in demand for make-up products leads to surge pricing, as a result of which beauty addicts look for ‘discounts’ and ‘sales’… and that’s where counterfeit products come into play. A threat to […]

6 Orange County funeral homes lack price transparency online, violating state law, coalition says | Orange County Register

6 Orange County funeral homes lack price transparency online, violating state law, coalition says | Orange County Register

Progress is being made When the consumer groups began their compliance checks earlier this year, 23 funeral homes appeared to be violating the law. But knowledge of the survey has apparently encouraged most of them to begin listing prices. The coalition started its compliance surveys in Orange County but plans to expand throughout the Golden […]

Watchdog rules Rentalcars ad misleading | Travel Weekly

Watchdog rules Rentalcars ad misleading | Travel Weekly

A car rental firm has been ordered to ensure total prices are made clear in future advertising. The advertising watchdog issued the demand while upholding a complaint against TravelJigsaw-owned Rentalcars.com. The Advertising Standards Authority stepped in after a consumer queried an advert for a £93.86 five-day car rental with further text revealing an additional €84.13 […]

U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law | Reuters

U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Maryland’s bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, dealing a setback to the power of states to rein in prescription drug costs. The justices declined to take up Maryland’s appeal of a 2018 federal appeals court ruling that struck […]

Funeral companies told to make fees transparent | The Times

Funeral companies told to make fees transparent | The Times

Funeral directors have been ordered to publish their full fees online after concerns about the soaring cost of services. An investigation into the prices of cremations and burials has led the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) to change its code of practice to force all members to be more transparent about charges. The pledge […]

Boss of price comparison site goes to war with UK’s biggest undertaker | Daily Mail Online

Boss of price comparison site goes to war with UK’s biggest undertaker | Daily Mail Online

A war of words between Britain’s biggest chain of undertakers and a specialist price comparison site has shattered the peace of the sombre world of funeral directors. The website beyond.life – whose slogan is Don’t Get R.I.P.’D Off’ – and its colourful boss Ian Strang have accused undertakers Dignity of ‘profiteering’ from grief and failing […]

Super Bowl hotel room rate jumps from $523 to $4,800 – after reservation | 11 Alive

Super Bowl hotel room rate jumps from $523 to $4,800 – after reservation | 11 Alive

ATLANTA — Concerns are building that hotels may be trying to take advantage of guests coming to Atlanta for the Super Bowl – to make more than a few extra bucks. Two viewers contacted 11Alive in the last 24 hours with one claiming his hotel was trying to jack up the price after he made […]

Rockford’s lawsuit against drug company moves forward | RR Star

Rockford’s lawsuit against drug company moves forward | RR Star

ROCKFORD — A federal lawsuit alleging a pharmaceutical company gouged the city of Rockford for a drug used to treat babies has cleared a legal hurdle. U.S. District Judge Frederick Kapala on Friday denied Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s motion to dismiss the city’s claims that the company conspired to raise the price of the specialty drug […]

Florida has settled with Dollar/Thrifty over misleading rental car fees. Here’s how to file a claim. | Tampa Bay Times

Florida has settled with Dollar/Thrifty over misleading rental car fees. Here’s how to file a claim. | Tampa Bay Times

The allegations against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, the companies’ parent group, revolved around how they charged their rental car customers who passed through cashless tolls. The companies charged a $15 fee each time, up to a maximum $105. And an optional service, known as PlatePass, cost $10.49 for each day of the rental period, regardless […]

Happy Tax Files False Advertising Lanham Act Lawsuit Against H&R Block | AP News

Happy Tax Files False Advertising Lanham Act Lawsuit Against H&R Block | AP News

Since 2015, Happy Tax has utilized and advertised upfront and transparent pricing for its assisted CPA prepared tax preparation services. Happy Tax was the first notable national company to introduce this innovative pricing strategy to an industry that historically provided prices to clients after their tax returns were completed. The alleged false and misleading commercial […]