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Walter Williams: How you can prevent price gouging during a disaster | Greensboro.com

Walter Williams: How you can prevent price gouging during a disaster | Greensboro.com

Thirteen states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia — have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price-gouging in the wake of natural disasters. Price gouging is legally defined as charging 10 to 25 percent more for something than you charged […]

How to spot price gouging in Austin after water boil notice [Video] | KVUE

How to spot price gouging in Austin after water boil notice [Video] | KVUE

If you’re planning to make a trip to the story to buy water, it’s important to remember that price gouging is illegal. If the store is charging more than it normally would, make sure you report it. Read complete article here: How to spot price gouging in Austin after water boil notice | kvue.com.

Pricing boosts Nestle in Waters, the Americas | Food Business News

Pricing boosts Nestle in Waters, the Americas | Food Business News

VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — Pricing actions paid off for Nestle S.A. in its Americas zone and its Waters business through the first nine months of the year. An increase in pricing, which reflected inflation in commodity and freight costs, had a positive effect of 0.6% as the Americas (A.M.S.) zone reported organic sales growth of 1.4%. […]

Henderson firms accused of hurricane price-gouging | Courier & Press

Henderson firms accused of hurricane price-gouging | Courier & Press

HENDERSON, Ky. – Two Henderson firms are being accused of price gouging in North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has filed two separate price gouging lawsuits involving tree removal in the Wilmington, N.C. area, according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Justice. In the first suit, […]

Price gouging after disasters is illegal | Murfreesboro Post

Price gouging after disasters is illegal | Murfreesboro Post

Tennessee law helps protect consumers against “price gouging” after disasters. Q. What exactly is “price gouging?” “Price gouging” happens when businesses sharply and unreasonably raise the prices of their goods and services after an event such as a natural disaster or an act of terrorism. Higher prices are not automatically “price gouging” and may be […]

Five-year pricing strategy offers ‘stability’ – MU Chair [Podcast] | Manx Radio

Five-year pricing strategy offers ‘stability’ – MU Chair [Podcast] | Manx Radio

Proposals to link future price increases to Manx CPI Proposed changes to the charging structure for electricity, water and sewerage in the Island will offer consumers ‘stability’, according to the chair of Manx Utilities. Dr Alex Allinson will put forward a new five-year pricing strategy at the October sitting of Tynwald. If approved, it would see annual […]

Trickle-Down Economics: Pricing H2O [Podcast] | Planet Money – NPR

Trickle-Down Economics: Pricing H2O [Podcast] | Planet Money – NPR

When demand for a commodity is high and supply is low, providers usually just raise the price. That pushes demand down. But when that commodity is water – an essential for human life – those pricing rules don’t apply. Or do they? Read complete article here: Trickle-Down Economics: Pricing H2O : Planet Money : NPR.

SBP advocate rise in water tariff to help build reservoirs, avoid water shortages | Dunya News

SBP advocate rise in water tariff to help build reservoirs, avoid water shortages | Dunya News

KARACHI (Dunya News) – The State Bank of Pakistan strongly criticized the water pricing system in the country and asked for due attention as lower tariff rates has been one of the biggest which dampened the government exchequer of not collecting the enough funds for construction of any reservoirs. The State Bank of Pakistan released […]

Plan to freeze water rates in Manx Utilities’ debt review | BBC News

Plan to freeze water rates in Manx Utilities’ debt review | BBC News

Home and business owners in the Isle of Man could see water and sewerage rates frozen for 2018-2019 following a review of Manx Utilities £538m debt. National Economic Research Associates (NERA) recommended the debt be restructured to “reduce the potential burden of charges on customers”. It said the historic debt should be reduced in exchange […]

Irma price gouging highlights sad truth: Consumer fleecing is the new normal | WTOP

Irma price gouging highlights sad truth: Consumer fleecing is the new normal | WTOP

(THE CONVERSATION) Since Hurricane Irma put Florida in its sights, there have been thousands of reports of price gouging on everything from water to gasoline. The most notable complaint was not, however, the one alleging a US$72 charge for a six-pack of water. Rather, it was the $3,200 reportedly asked by Delta for a ticket […]