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New York Considering Bill To Ban ‘Pink Tax’ Pricing Disparities | HuffPost

New York Considering Bill To Ban ‘Pink Tax’ Pricing Disparities | HuffPost

The New York state legislature is debating a bill this week that would ban the so-called “pink tax,” the designation for the additional charge that is often slapped onto products marketed for women. New York Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D), who first introduced the bill in 2017, experienced firsthand disparities in the pricing of products based […]

Bill would make women’s/men’s products same price | Times Union

Bill would make women’s/men’s products same price | Times Union

ALBANY — Legislation that is making its way through the Capitol might make it a little less expensive to be a female in New York. The measure would address the documented discrepancy between the price of men’s and women’s beauty products, like razors and shampoo, by prohibiting businesses from charging different costs based on the […]

$1.7 million settlement reached with Dollar General | Rutland Herald

$1.7 million settlement reached with Dollar General | Rutland Herald

BARRE — A $1.75 million settlement has been reached between the parent company of Dollar General stores and the attorney general’s office over price gouging of customers at stores in Vermont. News of the settlement came Thursday at a news conference at Barre’s Vermont Foodbank. The Vermont Foodbbank will receive $100,000 of the settlement to […]

Smart travel tips to save you money | The Globe and Mail

Smart travel tips to save you money | The Globe and Mail

If you’re booking travel online, both the day of the week when you make your purchase and the day you choose to fly can make a difference in what you’ll pay. For the best prices, it’s a good idea to purchase flights on a weekend, according to the 2019 Travel Pricing Outlook, compiled by Airlines […]

Cato WAN Study: Telcos Failing to Meet Customers’ Agility, Service, Pricing Needs | Channel Partners

Cato WAN Study: Telcos Failing to Meet Customers’ Agility, Service, Pricing Needs | Channel Partners

Customers aren’t happy with their telcos’ wide area networking (WAN) services, but the new wave of SD-WAN companies has room to grow as well, according to the latest study. SD-WAN provider Cato Networks‘ “Telcos and the Future of the WAN in 2019,” is chock full of results that don’t look good for the big telecommunications […]

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Lyft went public. Then Uber. Measures meant to illustrate that the rideshare companies were ready to leave the security of Silicon Valley and enter reality. Yet, the two IPOs fell flat on their respective faces. Each company’s stock price has tumbled and investors have quickly realized that an ever-growing ridership doesn’t necessarily equate to a […]

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may become the first food delivery service here to introduce dynamic pricing for orders off a menu, according to recent changes to its terms of service. The addition, in March, states that Deliveroo “may operate dynamic pricing some of the time, which means that prices of menu items and delivery may change while you […]

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Drivers for Uber and Lyft admit to manipulating the ride sharing apps so that customers will have to pay for a price surge. A group of up to 150 drivers routinely use the trick while waiting in the parking lot for passengers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The drivers artificially inflate the fare […]

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

McNeill wrote that the company is expanding the program, hoping to increase driver earnings by offering fuel-efficient cars. “Someone wanting to drive with Lyft can rent a car for as little as a week and return it, if things didn’t work out,” Lyft spokesman Eric Smith said in a statement. “We’re proud to be able […]

Global insurance prices rise at fastest pace in seven years | The Actuary

Global insurance prices rise at fastest pace in seven years | The Actuary

The Global Insurance Market Index shows that average commercial insurance prices rose by 3% between January and March, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of increases. And composite pricing grew in all regions for the second quarter running, which Marsh said was driven by rate changes in property and directors and officers (D&O) insurance. The Pacific […]