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Canadian Dealers Export Thousands of Pickup Trucks to U.S. in Currency Arbitrage | Trucks.com

Canadian Dealers Export Thousands of Pickup Trucks to U.S. in Currency Arbitrage | Trucks.com

While the rest of the auto industry frets over potentially disruptive U.S. tariffs, a group of Canadian dealers is mining cross-border pricing differences to make a profit off of pickup trucks. Their enterprise — dubbed Canadian Super Sellers — makes a 4 to 5 percent margin by taking trucks purchased at lower prices north of […]

Ola, Uber strike: Surge pricing returns, passengers pay extra for app-based cab rides | Hindustan Times

Ola, Uber strike: Surge pricing returns, passengers pay extra for app-based cab rides | Hindustan Times

Ola and Uber drivers have pulled their cabs off the roads in Delhi-NCR demanding that their companies reinstate bonuses that they had doled out in the initial days, reduce their hiked commission rates, limit the number of cabs registered on the app and shorten working hours, among other issues. With the agitators having threatened to […]

The Inequities of Water Pricing | PPIC Blog

The Inequities of Water Pricing | PPIC Blog

California’s residential water pricing is highly variable, with some of the state’s poorest communities paying many times more for water than neighboring towns and cities. We talked to JR DeShazo—director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network—about his work to document the inequities […]

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce | European Commission

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce | European Commission

The three investigations opened today by the Commission aim to tackle the specific issues of retail price restrictions, discrimination on the basis of location and geo-blocking. The preliminary results of the Commission’s competition sector inquiry on e-commerce show that the use of these restrictions is widespread throughout the EU. Under certain circumstances, these practices may […]

Valve is being investigated by the European Commission over ‘suspected anti-competitive practices’ | PC Gamer

Valve is being investigated by the European Commission over ‘suspected anti-competitive practices’ | PC Gamer

The European Commission has today opened three investigations into practices where it believes companies are trying to prevent customers from benefiting from cross-border purchases. Alongside consumer electronics and hotel accommodation, videogames are being looked into—the commission is specifically investigating whether or not companies are “breaking EU competition rules by unfairly restricting retail prices or by […]

Massive Price Hike for Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Antidote | Scientific American

Massive Price Hike for Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Antidote | Scientific American

Federal and state governments have spent millions of dollars equipping police officers and other first responders with naloxone. In communities particularly hard-hit by drug overdoses, places such as schools, libraries and coffee shops are keeping the antidote on hand. Physicians are prescribing it to patients who are taking prescription painkillers in an effort to make […]

Price optimization: Big data boon or unfair practice? You decide | PropertyCasualty360

Price optimization: Big data boon or unfair practice? You decide | PropertyCasualty360

Price optimization is a hot topic in the insurance world right now. Insurers, customers, state insurance commissioners, big data experts, consumer advocacy groups and industry thought leaders are all weighing in on how the practice will affect insurance. In fact, nearly one in five insurance practitioners predicted price optimization would be the most impactful industry […]

The internet turned on Uber after it deactivated surge pricing during protests of Trump’s Muslim ban | Fast Company

The internet turned on Uber after it deactivated surge pricing during protests of Trump’s Muslim ban | Fast Company

After the New York Taxi Workers Alliance called on taxi drivers to protest Trump’s Muslim ban by avoiding John F. Kennedy International Airport for one hour, Uber turned off surge pricing. That didn’t go down well, reports the Guardian. Read complete article here: The internet turned on Uber after it deactivated surge pricing during protests […]

Uber Apologizes After Surge Pricing During Trump Protests | The Daily Caller

Uber Apologizes After Surge Pricing During Trump Protests | The Daily Caller

Critics across the Twittersphere voiced their disapproval of Uber’s surge pricing during the demonstrations by using the hashtag “#deleteuber.” The protesters were publicly objecting President Donald Trump’s executive orders that temporarily bans immigration from several countries. Read complete article here: Uber Apologizes After Surge Pricing During Trump Protests | The Daily Caller.

Tesco cuts price of women’s razors so they cost the same as men’s | The Guardian

Tesco cuts price of women’s razors so they cost the same as men’s | The Guardian

Tesco has reduced the price of women’s standard razors to match that of men’s in the latest victory in the battle to eliminate gender discrimination in high street products. A newspaper investigation at the start of last year showed that women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items, ranging from toys to […]