Tag: Pricing Backlash

Gas prices will surge this summer | Dayton Daily News

Gas prices will surge this summer | Dayton Daily News

Drivers, take heed: Gas prices are expected to head up for the warm-weather driving season. Pushed up by higher crude prices and lower inventory, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the retail price of regular-grade gasoline will average $2.74 per gallon this summer, up from an average of $2.41 a gallon last summer. The EIA […]

Can Apple Win Customers With $700 iPhone In 2018? | Dazeinfo

Can Apple Win Customers With $700 iPhone In 2018? | Dazeinfo

The Wall Street is abuzz with rumours of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) facing the worst quarter in the history as neither the price of iPhone X nor the specification of iPhone X could pull customers to the Apple Stores. It is estimated that Apple could manage to sell only 8 million iPhone X during Q1 2018, […]

‘The Bulls Are Back’ As Bitcoin Prices Surge | Forbes

‘The Bulls Are Back’ As Bitcoin Prices Surge | Forbes

Bitcoin prices rose sharply today, showing that bullish sentiment has returned to the digital currency markets. “The bulls are back in charge,” said analyst Charles Hayter, who pointed to Bitcoin’s robust intraday gain and a short squeeze taking place on Bitfinex. The world’s largest cryptocurrency reached $8,055.20, climbing almost 20% in less than six hours, CoinDesk Bitcoin Price […]

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Letting Airbnb set your price Here’s the thing. Airbnb takes a cut of every stay, from both the host and the guest. I’m no mathlete, but if they book two million rooms a night (that’s their norm) at $100 apiece, they make more money than if they book a million at $250 (prices are just […]

Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park entrance fees will go up by $5 | Curbed Seattle

Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park entrance fees will go up by $5 | Curbed Seattle

The National Parks Service has decided to scrap a plan that would have tripled visitor fees to 17 highly-visited national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park, instead opting for a small, flat increase, typically $5, to all fees for parks that charge admission. The new fee structure for Mount Rainier and Olympic National […]

Senate Republicans continue push for low, transparent pricing in health care | MNSRC

Senate Republicans continue push for low, transparent pricing in health care | MNSRC

Two of the proposals require health care providers and health insurance plans to provide clear cost estimates to consumers. S.F. 3480 allows consumers to request a good faith estimate for expected services, which health care providers and health insurance plans are required to provide within ten days. S.F. 3033 requires health care providers to publicly […]

AI Gains a Greater Role in Price Setting | NHK WORLD

AI Gains a Greater Role in Price Setting | NHK WORLD

Price setting is an essential part of business operations. More and more companies are relying on artificial intelligence to do the job. They use an AI-based dynamic-pricing strategy that helps them to know when to raise or lower a product’s price. The approach is being adopted by Japanese companies, after spreading in other nations. US […]

This Medical Bill Can’t Be Right, Can It? | Medscape

This Medical Bill Can’t Be Right, Can It? | Medscape

Cutting the Cost of Care A recent study in JAMA[1] revealed that the high cost of healthcare in the United States is largely related to the price of labor (higher physician and nurse salaries) and goods (including pharmaceuticals and medical devices), more utilization of expensive CT and MRI scans, and higher administrative costs. The healthcare […]

Tackling unfair trading practices in the food supply chain | European Commission

Tackling unfair trading practices in the food supply chain | European Commission

Will the price of food products increase for consumers? No. There is no reason why this EU legislation should lead to price increases for consumers: in the public con­sultation carried out by the Commission, there was no evidence presented to suggest that the unfair trading practices targeted lead to lower consumer prices or that prohibiting […]

Senator says pharma should’ve cut prices with tax savings, but many companies went the other way | FiercePharma

Senator says pharma should’ve cut prices with tax savings, but many companies went the other way | FiercePharma

Booker’s staff researched the top 10 U.S. drug companies by 2016 pharma sales: Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences, AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Celgene and Mylan. The team reviewed fourth-quarter conference call transcripts and found that many pharma executives discussed pricing generally or acknowledged that patients struggle with costs, but that none discussed plans […]