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Maine regulators want to raise price of ‘nips’ and other lower-cost liquor | Portland Press Herald

Maine regulators want to raise price of ‘nips’ and other lower-cost liquor | Portland Press Herald

AUGUSTA — Maine regulators are looking to raise the price of several less expensive categories of alcohol, including a 50 percent increase in the price of nips, the tiny 50-milliliter bottles that recently were the subject of a conflict between Gov. Paul LePage and the Legislature. The state wants to achieve a minimum markup of […]

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 […]

Supreme Court restricts patent holder’s bounds | Albuquerque Journal

Supreme Court restricts patent holder’s bounds | Albuquerque Journal

A century ago, the corporate predecessor to Columbia Records sold its patented, cylinder-spinning Graphophones to a dealer with the condition that the dealer would retail them at a fixed price. When the dealer offered the machines at a discount, the corporation sued. But it didn’t sue for the broken contract (which was then illegal under […]

At BMW India, 50% of the car’s price is just taxes, says Vikram Pawah | Business Standard News

At BMW India, 50% of the car’s price is just taxes, says Vikram Pawah | Business Standard News

Q) Should entry prices for luxury cars come down to expand the market? A) The component of pricing in India includes manufacturing cost and taxes. We have been constantly localising. Of our 16 models, eight volume products are locally produced and have an average 50 per cent localisation, including engine. Tax is a big component. […]

Volume-based charges suggested in council’s freshwater strategy | Stuff.co.nz

Volume-based charges suggested in council’s freshwater strategy | Stuff.co.nz

Pricing is high on Waikato Regional Council’s wish list for managing the region’s freshwater resources. It comes as tensions rise over water-bottling companies that look to export billions of litres at no cost for the raw product. Six political parties in Parliament want a pricing regime and the National Government is open to the idea. … “If we […]

Could Welsh minimum pricing plans wipe out supermarket booze deals? | Daily Post

Could Welsh minimum pricing plans wipe out supermarket booze deals? | Daily Post

A potential 50p a unit minimum price would hit a number of cheap wines and spirits and also halt many discount deals, even for more high-value brands like Stella Artois and a Trivento Reserve Malbec wine. The First Minister revealed they were proposing legislation to make it illegal for alcohol to be sold below a […]

Seattle Surprise: When You Raise Prices by Gov’t Diktat, People Usually Buy Less | Reason.com

Seattle Surprise: When You Raise Prices by Gov’t Diktat, People Usually Buy Less | Reason.com

All told, that’s the equivalent of 6,317 full-time jobs eliminated because of the latest hike. Over the past few years, a lot of people—including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—have argued that labor costs are different than other costs and that elasticity of demand isn’t that great when it comes to low-wage workers. But many of the […]

European duty free ‘poised for big gains post Brexit’ | Travel Retail Business

European duty free ‘poised for big gains post Brexit’ | Travel Retail Business

WILL THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESTORE REAL VALUE BE TAKEN UP? He said: “This type of analysis is imperative to both suppliers and retailers as their pricing strategy at some airports in particular will need to be adjusted. The restitution of duty free sales on these UK-Europe routes may well present an unprecedented opportunity to all […]

Energy Prices Forecast | Kiplinger

Energy Prices Forecast | Kiplinger

Cheaper crude oil is starting to benefit drivers at the gas station. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline slipped four cents from a week ago, to $2.29 per gallon. And a price rebound seems unlikely for now. We look for the national average price to hover around $2.30 per gallon. Diesel, now averaging […]