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Pink tax event to be held on March 28 for Women’s History Month | The Daily Nebraskan

Pink tax event to be held on March 28 for Women’s History Month | The Daily Nebraskan

An event covering gender inequity in retail pricing will close out the celebration of Women’s History Month at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. University Housing’s Multicultural Awareness and Diversity Education committee will host “The Pink Tax” event in the Harper Dining Center conference room on Thursday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Matt Papa, MADE’s […]

Lyft hikes IPO target to $70-$72 a share | KX NET

Lyft hikes IPO target to $70-$72 a share | KX NET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Lyft is lifting the price target for its initial public offering in a sign of the excitement surrounding the stock market debut of a ride-hailing service that’s gaining ground on its rival Uber. With the revision disclosed Wednesday, Lyft is now seeking $70 to $72 per share, up from its previous […]

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 […]

Lyft Drivers Protest Falling Wages as Execs Drum Up Investor Money for $25 Billion IPO | Gizmodo

Lyft Drivers Protest Falling Wages as Execs Drum Up Investor Money for $25 Billion IPO | Gizmodo

Inside the luxury Omni Hotel in downtown San Francisco on Monday morning, Lyft executives and investors wheeled and dealed about the company’s upcoming IPO as the firm’s valuation hit a whopping an estimated $25 billion and climbing. Outside the Lyft investor meeting, 75 drivers and labor organizers protested falling wages, a lack of pricing transparency, […]

Kater, Vancouver’s first-ever ride-hailing app, will launch next week | Hilltop Monitor

Kater, Vancouver’s first-ever ride-hailing app, will launch next week | Hilltop Monitor

Unlike Uber, Kater says it won’t use “surge pricing”, the practice of hiking prices when demand for rides is high. Instead, she said that burden would fall on the cabinet-appointed provincial regulator, the Passenger Transportation Board, to approve any applications for ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft. “In order to be fully operational we had […]

Why do airfares from El Paso to other Texas cities cost more? | KFOX

Why do airfares from El Paso to other Texas cities cost more? | KFOX

El Paso, Texas — A KFOX14 viewer asked me this question: “Why does Southwest Airlines charge less to some out of state destinations that are farther away than to destinations within the state of Texas?” On Southwest Airlines’ website, I found plane tickets to San Diego for as little as $49, and to Los Angeles […]

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from […]

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber is out $20 million. The ride-hailing company has agreed to settle a six-year-old lawsuit with drivers who argued they should be classified as employees—not contractors—and therefore deserve benefits and wage protections. Although Uber will hand a decent payout to the 13,600 drivers named in the suit, the company will not change their employment status. […]

Dual pricing frustration breeds opportunistic fraud – experts | Insurance Times

Dual pricing frustration breeds opportunistic fraud – experts | Insurance Times

Dual pricing Dual pricing has long been in the forefront of insurers’ minds for the past 12 months, after a super-complaint was submitted, which led to an investigation into pricing practices. The Claims Awards are still open for entry! Click here to enter for free! “A survey by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) found that […]

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

I read the news item regarding the new cancellation policy of Grab where there is a S$4 penalty for passengers cancelling the ride five minutes after booking. This penalty fee goes to the driver. I just have one question for Grab: What happens if the driver cancels the ride? It has happened to me a […]