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Apple Is Losing Its Luster, by Malcolm Berko | Creators Syndicate

Apple Is Losing Its Luster, by Malcolm Berko | Creators Syndicate

I don’t think Apple (AAPL-$150) will be selling many iWatches this year. AAPL’s iPad sales are down 19 percent year over year, and iPhone sales have begun retreating. AAPL’s premium pricing strategy helps the company maintain strong margins but it limits sales growth. While first quarter revenues are up 4 percent from the same quarter […]

Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 Second Quarter | PR NewsWire

Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 Second Quarter | PR NewsWire

United States Sales for the U.S. segment were up 1 percent versus the 2016 second quarter. The increase was driven by a 5 percentage point increase from volume and 1 percentage point from intercompany sales, partially offset by a 4 percentage point decline in price and a 1 percentage point decline from the timing of […]

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 […]

Herbalife: A Viable Short  | Seeking Alpha

Herbalife: A Viable Short | Seeking Alpha

If you go to Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) (US domestic), many of Herbalife’s (HLF) products are available. Two big factors that drive sales for supplemental food products are pricing and brand value. For one thing, Herbalife’s brand has been under scrutiny for sometime, which has had some impact on the company’s sales, particular since regulatory authorities around […]

Let’s Talk: Would you shop at midnight if groceries were cheaper? | Starts at 60

Let’s Talk: Would you shop at midnight if groceries were cheaper? | Starts at 60

Fixed pricing could be a thing of the past. The thought of shopping in the dead of night may sound unappealing but if it meant you could save hundreds on your monthly grocery bill, you may change your tune. It seems retail experts are predicting fixed prices will be virtually non-existent within five years. A […]

Premium train tickets dearer thanks to GST | The Asia Age

Premium train tickets dearer thanks to GST | The Asia Age

Mumbai: Thanks to the addition of 18 per cent GST, fare for three premium long-distance trains — Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duranto — will get costlier. Already, the railways has introduced surge-pricing model or dynamic fare, which works on the principle that a ticket would get costlier if the number of available seats decrease. This had […]

IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe | TechCrunch

IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe | TechCrunch

Peter Rutten, an analyst with IDC says all-encompassing encryption is clearly the key to this release. “It’s like a security blanket across the entire system — database, applications, data at rest, data in flight, APIs, etc. — that can just be turned on, rather than manually picking and choosing what to encrypt, which typically has […]

Beyond TOU: Is more dynamic pricing the future of rate design? | Utility Dive

Beyond TOU: Is more dynamic pricing the future of rate design? | Utility Dive

“California needs dynamic pricing,” he said. Unlike TOU rates, which include a modest price differential on each day, dynamic pricing involves alerting customers to steeper increases in per-kWh rates in advance of specific peak demand events. Instead of a small differential every day, the larger gap between peak and off-peak pricing is meant to drive […]

Film industry executives deplore ‘race to the bottom’ on ticket pricing | IF Magazine

Film industry executives deplore ‘race to the bottom’ on ticket pricing | IF Magazine

While discounting has been happening for years, particularly in cinemas in rural and regional areas, one veteran industry executive told IF: “It’s the worst it has been for a very long time.” Distributors, who have no say in prices set by exhibitors, have privately voiced concern about the level of discounting, which eats into their […]

Amazon Faces a Potential Existential Threat That Could Hammer Its Shares, Doug Kass Reveals | TheStreet

Amazon Faces a Potential Existential Threat That Could Hammer Its Shares, Doug Kass Reveals | TheStreet

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 […]