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Oil price recovers, but market is ‘on borrowed time’ | The Week UK

Oil price recovers, but market is ‘on borrowed time’ | The Week UK

Oil prices edged up today as traders recovered from anxiety about a surprise rise in US crude stockpiles. Morning trading in London saw Brent crude up 19 cents on its previous closing price at $49.03 a barrel. In New York, West Texas Intermediate was up 14 cents at $46.54. It followed yesterday’s announcement from the […]

Uber surge rates: Melbourne train shutdown prompts call for cap on Uber fares after passengers charged three times normal rate | Herald Sun

Uber surge rates: Melbourne train shutdown prompts call for cap on Uber fares after passengers charged three times normal rate | Herald Sun

According to Uber, its surge rates are an important way of ensuring that passengers can get a ride in a reasonable time frame in periods of high demand, with more drivers encouraged to get on the road. Passengers are provided with the surge rate and an estimated cost of the fare before agreeing to the […]

Uber surge pricing to be capped by Victorian Government after Metro chaos | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Uber surge pricing to be capped by Victorian Government after Metro chaos | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Uber users were left angry last Thursday when fares were much higher than usual, during Melbourne’s train network shut down during the evening rush hour. The ridesharing company uses “dynamic pricing”, which means that when demand is higher fares increase. Users are given a quoted price before they accept a fare. In one case $50 […]

Thoughts on Ryzen Threadripper 1920X & 1950X: AMD’s enthusiast monster CPUs | TechSpot

Thoughts on Ryzen Threadripper 1920X & 1950X: AMD’s enthusiast monster CPUs | TechSpot

The 12-core 1920X spat out an impressive score of 2431 pts and to beat that the 7900X needs to be overclocked to 4.7 GHz, where it consumes enough power to embarrass your wall heater. Then the big guy, the 1950X turned in an incredible score of 3062 pts. While breathtaking, this wasn’t entirely surprising given […]

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Fresh off its biggest Prime Day yet, the Whole Foods Market Inc. bid, and a slew of announcements including Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon.com Inc. was the subject of two investor calls Thursday that raised concerns that it is getting too big. In one case, hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass said government intervention could be imminent. “I am […]

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

As mentioned late yesterday, despite the enormous success of “Prime Day,” the continued expansion of product offerings and an all-time record stock price, Amazon.com Inc.  (AMZN) is likely to face its greatest existential threat from regulatory agencies and legislators in Washington, D.C., over the next year: “I am shorting Amazon today because I have learned […]

Sprint Corp Is a Deal for Customers, But S Stock Is a Dud | InvestorPlace

Sprint Corp Is a Deal for Customers, But S Stock Is a Dud | InvestorPlace

The company is offering a year of unlimited wireless service to new customers. Anyone with a competitor’s smart phone can get unlimited texting, calls, and data if they switch to Sprint. The pitch is aimed at Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) customers but it’s likely to cause fallout across the whole sector. If stock prices are any guide, […]

Uber’s £106 for 20 mile taxi trip in Northern Ireland slammed | Belfast Telegraph

Uber’s £106 for 20 mile taxi trip in Northern Ireland slammed | Belfast Telegraph

Uber’s ‘surge’ policy means some passengers have said they have been charged as much as eight times a normal taxi fare. Several passengers have said they were not aware of the cost of their journey until after they left the vehicle. Because a credit card is needed to set up an Uber account, the money […]

Silicon Valley real estate prices leap: new bidding wars | The Mercury News

Silicon Valley real estate prices leap: new bidding wars | The Mercury News

Six months ago, there was widespread talk about the flattening of the Bay Area housing market — its red-hot temperature had calmed to a simmer. That conversation appears to be ancient history. To wit, this example: Alain Pinel agent Mark Wong sent out an email blast Tuesday revealing that around 60 South Bay homes, mostly in Sunnyvale […]

Kroger’s analytics and personalized pricing keep it a step ahead of its competitors | Food Dive

Kroger’s analytics and personalized pricing keep it a step ahead of its competitors | Food Dive

Coupled with price-cutting initiatives, Kroger’s focus on personalized pricing through e-coupons and mobile app offers — Best Customer Bonuses and Free Friday Downloads among others — helps keep it price-competitive against Walmart and a host of value retailers like dollar stores as well as Aldi and Lidl. The personalized deals also strongly resonate with shoppers […]