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High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom | The New York Times

High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom | The New York Times

Musicals about the aftermaths of a teenage suicide and a terror attack proved unlikely sensations. Star turns by Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal and Glenn Close added sizzle. And, led by “Hamilton” and “Hello, Dolly!,” the hottest shows started charging once unthinkably high prices for the best seats. The Broadway season that ended on […]

Global Crude Prices Slip on Reports Trump Considering Sales from Strategic Petroleum Reserve | TheStreet

Global Crude Prices Slip on Reports Trump Considering Sales from Strategic Petroleum Reserve | TheStreet

WTI futures for July delivery, the new U.S. pricing benchmark, were marked 0.1% lower from their Monday close at $50.60 while Brent crude contracts for the same month were seen 0.05% lower at $53.38 per barrel. Any decision to sell SPR stocks can be made by the President under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, […]

Law Professor: Online Shopping Growth Has Upped Price-Fixing Threat | Tennessee Today

Law Professor: Online Shopping Growth Has Upped Price-Fixing Threat | Tennessee Today

Online retailers have long employed a dynamic pricing model that’s now making its way to traditional retail stores. Through the use of artificial intelligence software, retailers gauge when to raise or lower prices based on shoppers’ spending habits and when they are more likely to buy. This shift to implement pricing algorithms should raise concerns […]

Netflix increases prices in new test | The Independent

Netflix increases prices in new test | The Independent

Initial reports from The Australian and News.au claimed that the prices rise only applied to users looking to sign up to the service on weekends, but Netflix has denied this in a statement sent to the The Independent. “We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time,” said the company. […]

The Power BI Premium Pricing Model – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | The White Pages

The Power BI Premium Pricing Model – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | The White Pages

On May 3, Microsoft announced sweeping changes to the pricing of Power BI by introducing a new “Power BI Premium” SKU. The announcement itself can be found here, and there a number of other related resources worth that I am listing here for convenience: Power BI Premium is intended to address deficiencies in the current […]

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Public outcry over high prices for drugs and health care services has caught the attention of the people who decide those prices. But that doesn’t mean there will be any immediate action. A new survey from investment bank Lazard found that more than half (57%) of 300 U.S. and European health care executives and investors […]

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva boss Mark Wilson says the insurer is working on a product to solve the insurance problem of dual pricing, a pricing strategy adopted by all insurers which is tearing apart the reputation of the insurance industry. Dual pricing is when new customers are offered cut rate insurance deals, only for the premium to be […]

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Brussels — Aspen Pharmacare faces a EU antitrust investigation for ramping up the price of cancer drugs as the EU joins a global crackdown on the soaring cost of life-saving generic medicines. “When the price of a drug suddenly goes up by several hundred percent, this is something the commission may look at,” EU competition […]

Congress to Trump: Let’s Tackle Drug Pricing in User Fee Reauthorizations | RAPS

Congress to Trump: Let’s Tackle Drug Pricing in User Fee Reauthorizations | RAPS

As part of a bid to bring down the price of pharmaceuticals in the US, Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and 33 other House members sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday seeking a way forward to meet the promises he’s made on the campaign trail and since […]

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

The Ways of Drug Pricing “The simple answer is because there’s nothing stopping them,” says Leigh Purvis, director of health services research for the AARP Public Policy Institute. AARP Membership: Join or Renew for Just $16 a Year Other countries drive a much harder bargain with drug companies. In contrast, the U.S. allows drug companies to pretty […]