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Energy prices to fall for millions as Ofgem lowers cap | BBC News

Energy prices to fall for millions as Ofgem lowers cap | BBC News

The price of energy is set to fall for millions of British households this October after the regulator, Ofgem, lowered price caps. Ofgem sets maximum prices that can be charged for gas and electricity to those who have not switched suppliers and are on default tariffs. The new cap could see these households typically pay […]

Price Transparency – Again: Eating the Elephant In Little Bites | Forbes

Price Transparency – Again: Eating the Elephant In Little Bites | Forbes

The Trump administration appears bent on helping consumers gain better insight into their healthcare purchases, though painstakingly doing so one small bite at a time. As contemplated in an earlier article, “Why Healthcare Price ‘Transparency’ Is A Myth, And What Consumers Can Do About It”  (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffgorke/2019/01/23/why-healthcare-price-transparency-is-a-myth-and-what-consumers-can-do-about-it/#301c2bb97c3f), I offered that in 2018 the Centers for Medicare […]

Conservatives buck Trump over worries of ‘socialist’ drug pricing | TheHill

Conservatives buck Trump over worries of ‘socialist’ drug pricing | TheHill

Conservatives are growing increasingly uneasy with the Trump administration’s new drug pricing policy. President Trump is desperately seeking an elusive political win in his efforts to lower prescription drug costs, but he faces a hard sell to conservative groups and GOP lawmakers as he touts ideas traditionally favored by Democrats and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie […]

Thai Tourism minister addresses dual pricing for foreigners, says it should be the same as Thai pricing | The Pattaya News

Thai Tourism minister addresses dual pricing for foreigners, says it should be the same as Thai pricing | The Pattaya News

Thailand may be seeing the beginning of the end to a subject that angers many visitors and residents in the kingdom, dual pricing for foreigners and tourists. Thailand’s new Minister for Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn was speaking to Thai reporters this morning, August 6th, 2019, about what needs to be done to stimulate the […]

Tyson posts mixed 3Q gains; price-fixing inquiry disclosed | Arkansas Online

Tyson posts mixed 3Q gains; price-fixing inquiry disclosed | Arkansas Online

Tyson Foods Inc. posted third quarter earnings Monday that rose from last year’s results, but not as high as executives wanted. Tyson’s beef and prepared foods businesses bolstered earnings, while chicken and pork lagged behind for the quarter. The nation’s largest meatpacker reported a net income of $676 million, or $1.84 per share, in the […]

Tourism: An end to dual pricing? Tourism minister talks of stimulus measures | Thailand Visa Forum

Tourism: An end to dual pricing? Tourism minister talks of stimulus measures | Thailand Visa Forum

Thailand could be seeing the beginning of the end to a subject that angers many visitors and residents in the kingdom. Dual pricing for foreigners and tourists. Thailand’s new Minister for Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn was speaking to Thai reporters about what needs to be done to stimulate the tourism sector. He said that […]

Tyson Foods hits record high after beating estimates, prepares for China profit boost | Reuters

Tyson Foods hits record high after beating estimates, prepares for China profit boost | Reuters

The Justice Department said in June it launched a criminal probe related to price-fixing allegations against Tyson and other poultry processors, which the companies have denied. Slideshow (3 Images) Tyson subsequently received a grand jury subpoena from the Justice Department “seeking additional documents and information related to the chicken industry,” the company said in a […]

Dual pricing and why it is possible to treat customers fairly | Insurance Business

Dual pricing and why it is possible to treat customers fairly | Insurance Business

How do insurers build loyalty when consumers are told that sticking with the same insurance company or phone contract year after year costs them more money? The dual pricing model used by many insurers exploits customer loyalty rather than rewards it. Enticing new customers with cheap introductory offers while existing customers see their premiums increase […]

China trade war won’t affect Apple pricing | AppleMagazine

China trade war won’t affect Apple pricing | AppleMagazine

Tariffs implemented by the United States won’t impact the pricing of Apple products, according to a report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Thanks to supply chain changes implemented by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple won’t pass on the potential tariffs to customers, with careful pre-planning helping Apple overcome the risks. According to Kuo, Apple […]

Trump price transparency proposals take long bet on curbing costs | Modern Healthcare

Trump price transparency proposals take long bet on curbing costs | Modern Healthcare

Requiring hospitals to display their insurer-negotiated prices online likely won’t lower healthcare spending in the near term. But economists and other experts say it’s a worthwhile experiment in bringing transparency to one of the few industries in which patients often don’t know the cost of a service before they buy it. The Trump administration earlier […]