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Crank Up the A/C, Crank Up the Cost: States Consider ‘Surge Pricing’ for Power | The Pew Charitable Trusts

Crank Up the A/C, Crank Up the Cost: States Consider ‘Surge Pricing’ for Power | The Pew Charitable Trusts

Crews from Southern California Edison work on damaged power lines. The utility and several others in the state are required to switch to time-of-use pricing, which charges more when electricity is costlier to produce. Just as more people fly during the holidays and drive during rush hour, the demand for electricity peaks at predictable times. […]

Does your website comply with price transparency rules? | Legal Futures

Does your website comply with price transparency rules? | Legal Futures

For many law firms, new rules on price transparency came into force on December 6th, 2018. With a widespread public shift in behaviour over recent years towards comparing providers online, the new rules make it even easier for consumers to make the best decision. Your firm should now be asking itself if your your website […]

U.S. Sanctions Spark Venezuela Oil Surge Half the World Away | Bloomberg

U.S. Sanctions Spark Venezuela Oil Surge Half the World Away | Bloomberg

The U.S. measures have sparked speculation over whether Venezuela will be able to sustain exports of its dense and sulfurous “heavy-sour” crudes. Meanwhile, American refiners are scouting for alternatives, squeezing supplies of similar oil varieties across the globe. Booming demand for infrastructure in China has made such grades prized in the Asian nation because they […]

Canon announces EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera at aggressive $1,299 price | The Verge

Canon announces EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera at aggressive $1,299 price | The Verge

Canon has officially announced the EOS RP, its second full-frame mirrorless camera that joins the EOS R launched last year. This time, Canon is getting extremely aggressive on price and going after mainstream consumers: the EOS RP costs only $1,299 for the camera body alone or $2,399 for a kit with the 24-105mm RF-mount lens. […]

The Natural Gas Price Plunge Isn’t Over Yet | OilPrice.com

The Natural Gas Price Plunge Isn’t Over Yet | OilPrice.com

Natural gas prices started the winter season with a bang, but could end it with a whimper. Henry Hub natural gas prices spiked last November to multi-year highs, nearing $5/MMBtu. The extraordinary drawdown in inventories left the U.S. with the smallest cushion of gas supplies in over 15 years. A cold snap threatened to push […]

The illusion and cost of drug rebates | Washington Times

The illusion and cost of drug rebates | Washington Times

President Trump and every declared candidate for the presidency want to lower drug costs. And, surprise, it’s the president who has made a bold move toward a workable free market solution. His new proposal cracks down on the price-gouging practices of middlemen in the drug supply chain — Prescription Benefit Managers (PBMs), the mega-corporations that […]

Price publication rules ‘will drive down costs and quality’ | Law Society Gazette

Price publication rules ‘will drive down costs and quality’ | Law Society Gazette

Solicitors are worried that publishing fees will encourage potential clients to obsess about price, which will affect their ability to uphold the integrity of the law, a regular bellwether suggests. LexisNexis’s latest report, The changing face of law, says the profession is facing an ‘unprecedented level’ of price pressure. Since December, firms have been required […]

Why Hulu Changed Its Pricing Strategy | Market Realist

Why Hulu Changed Its Pricing Strategy | Market Realist

Currently, Comcast (CMCSA) has a 30% stake in Hulu, while AT&T’s (T) WarnerMedia holds a 10% stake in the OTT (over-the-top) service. The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) hold a 30% stake each in Hulu. However, Disney’s share in Hulu will come to 60% after the completion of its acquisition of 21st […]

Netflix Still Has a Lot of Pricing Power Left | The Motley Fool

Netflix Still Has a Lot of Pricing Power Left | The Motley Fool

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) raised its subscription prices earlier this month, but it might not be done. The latest price hike makes the streaming service’s most popular plan $5 more expensive per month than it was in 2014. But Netflix is arguably still one of the best values in video entertainment. More consumers consider its original series […]

Apple is rethinking international iPhone pricing as revenues slip | TechCrunch

Apple is rethinking international iPhone pricing as revenues slip | TechCrunch

When Apple lowered guidance on earnings earlier this month, it cited markets like China as a major factor in its disappointing numbers. Sure enough, when earnings hit today, things didn’t look great, as iPhone revenues dipped 15 percent year over year for the quarter. In an interview with Reuters earlier today, Tim Cook noted that […]