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Uber accidentally charges riders 100 times more than advertised fare price | New York Daily News

Uber accidentally charges riders 100 times more than advertised fare price | New York Daily News

Talk about surge pricing! Uber passengers in several cities across the country took to Twitter to complain of a glitch that charged riders 100 times more than advertised fares, costing some thousands of dollars for trips that should have only been a few bucks. In one of the worst cases, Aaron Himelman said his wife […]

Hershey Stock Has 1 Less Bear on the Street as Candy Prices Rise | Barron’s

Hershey Stock Has 1 Less Bear on the Street as Candy Prices Rise | Barron’s

Buy Hershey candy, but not the stock. That is the overwhelming consensus of Wall Street. Less than 20% of analysts covering the iconic candy company rate the shares a Buy, far lower than the 55% average for stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Still, Hershey (ticker: HSY) stock rose about 3% on Wednesday after […]

Uber now gives passengers ride credits for buying stuff through Cargo’s in-car commerce platform | VentureBeat

Uber now gives passengers ride credits for buying stuff through Cargo’s in-car commerce platform | VentureBeat

Cargo, an in-car commerce company that helps ride-hailing drivers earn extra cash by selling stuff to passengers, is officially launching its Cargo Store mobile app today, giving riders the chance to earn cash back on a host of goods from an expanded marketplace. By way of a quick recap, Cargo has so far partnered with […]

More Than 25% of Consumers Willing to Pay More Than $10 a Month for $6.99 Disney + | Multichannel

More Than 25% of Consumers Willing to Pay More Than $10 a Month for $6.99 Disney + | Multichannel

A new consumer survey reveals that more than a quarter of U.S. internet users are willing to pay significantly more than the $6.99 a month Disney will charge for its upcoming SVOD service, Disney +. According to the GlobalWebIndex survey of 2,504 U.S. internet consumers ages 16-64, most (2,155) described themselves as “Disney Fans.” And […]

BLOG: Amazon PillPack: A solution to price gouging? | Healio

BLOG: Amazon PillPack: A solution to price gouging? | Healio

Cruising along Interstate 77, employing my Google-Fu and doing background research for a patent application (I’m a scientist! Who knew?!), I had an epiphany about how we can address at least some parts of our drug cost crisis. Admittedly this occurred while I was perusing Twitter (SQUIRREL!), but anyway there I was reading @ChrissyFarr’s latest […]

Kamala Harris Takes Aim at ‘Price-Gouging’ Drug Companies | The Fiscal Times

Kamala Harris Takes Aim at ‘Price-Gouging’ Drug Companies | The Fiscal Times

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) rolled out a proposal Tuesday to lower drug prices by cracking down on pharmaceutical firms. The plan is similar to proposals from both fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and President Trump, which would empower the federal government to set reimbursement levels for some drugs. Under Harris’s proposal, […]

Critics Say Wind Farm Rates Constitute Price Gouging | The Independent

Critics Say Wind Farm Rates Constitute Price Gouging | The Independent

There are a lot of ways to deflect the criticism, but really none to refute it: The South Fork Wind Farm will charge higher rates for the power it generates — three to five times more than its parent company, Ørsted/Deepwater, will charge in nearby markets. Despite complaints from all sides, freedom of information requests, […]

Texas now boasts the nation’s strongest laws to shield patients from surprise bills | TribTalk

Texas now boasts the nation’s strongest laws to shield patients from surprise bills | TribTalk

Sweeping legislation that will help protect thousands of Texans from the calamity of surprise bills and price-gouging associated with freestanding emergency rooms (FSERs) was a high point of the 86th Texas Legislative session. With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law some of the strongest patient protection laws in the nation […]

Congress is Trump’s best hope for drug pricing action | Roll Call

Congress is Trump’s best hope for drug pricing action | Roll Call

An upcoming Senate bill is the Trump administration’s best hope for a significant achievement before next year’s election to lower prescription drug prices, but a lot still needs to go right for anything to become law. Despite the overwhelming desire for action, there are still policy gulfs between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, and […]

Irn Bru profits nosedive 20% as drinks bosses blame sugar tax | Daily Star

Irn Bru profits nosedive 20% as drinks bosses blame sugar tax | Daily Star

Manufacturer AG Barr has this morning warned how its total sales are expected to plunge by £123million – around 10% – as profits will “collapse” this year. Irn Bru has particularly lost its appeal in its native Scotland, where the famous orange beverage is often described as its “other national drink”. AG Barr revealed how […]