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Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Drivers for Uber and Lyft admit to manipulating the ride sharing apps so that customers will have to pay for a price surge. A group of up to 150 drivers routinely use the trick while waiting in the parking lot for passengers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The drivers artificially inflate the fare […]

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

McNeill wrote that the company is expanding the program, hoping to increase driver earnings by offering fuel-efficient cars. “Someone wanting to drive with Lyft can rent a car for as little as a week and return it, if things didn’t work out,” Lyft spokesman Eric Smith said in a statement. “We’re proud to be able […]

April Showcases Weak Pricing Growth | Commercial Property Executive

April Showcases Weak Pricing Growth | Commercial Property Executive

The first look at how commercial real estate prices have started off the second quarter shows continued lethargy. The Ten-X Commercial All-Property Nowcast declined 0.1 percent in April from the previous month, leaving the index of CRE pricing up just 0.8 percent from a year ago. Pricing remained soft across all the property segments in […]

GOQii Sends Legal Notice To Flipkart Over Predatory Pricing | Inc42

GOQii Sends Legal Notice To Flipkart Over Predatory Pricing | Inc42

California and Mumbai-based fitness and wearable startup  GOQii is taking legal action against ecommerce giant Flipkart due to deep discounting of its products which allegedly violate the sales agreement between the companies. GOQii founder Vishal Gondal told ET that the company had an agreement with Flipkart for the sale of its fitness bands. However, the […]

Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

Why The Fed Needs To Pay Attention To The ‘Amazon Effect’ On Online Pricing | Forbes

It’s no secret that fierce competition from Amazon puts downward pressure on prices charged by Walmart and other big multichannel retailers for the same items. However, the bigger “Amazon effect” relates not to the prices themselves but to the pricing behaviors of these more traditional retailers, according to Alberto Cavallo, the Edgerley Family Associate Professor […]

AB InBev Beer Pricing Fine Exposes Problem With EU Market | Bloomberg

AB InBev Beer Pricing Fine Exposes Problem With EU Market | Bloomberg

If you’ve ever wondered why beer prices diverge so widely across Europe — from as little as 60 euro cents ($0.67) for a half-liter bottle of a local brew in the Czech Republic to 2.1 euros and more in Ireland — the European Commission’s decision this week to fine Anheuser-Busch InBev NV provides an important answer. […]

Bitcoin Price Boom Signals Massive Dystopian Panic Over 2019 Recession | CCN

Bitcoin Price Boom Signals Massive Dystopian Panic Over 2019 Recession | CCN

Interestingly enough, Hartnett says global investors are investing in bitcoin not because they see it as a safe haven asset in times of instability but because they are seeking high-risk, high-reward investments. He argues the effect of low-interest rates since 2008 on bond yields has left investors starved of profits, sending them into a global […]

Hyundai ventures into car-leasing to take on Zap, Revv car subscription | The Mobile Indian

Hyundai ventures into car-leasing to take on Zap, Revv car subscription | The Mobile Indian

Hyundai Motor India has today announced that it’s partnering with ALD Automotive India to venture into car-leasing in India. Hyundai plans to provide an attractive alternative to owning a car to salaried individuals, working professionals, small and medium enterprises, corporates and public sector through Hyundai Leasing. The service will first be available across Delhi NCR, […]

Margin Pressure Continues at Dillard’s | The Motley Fool

Margin Pressure Continues at Dillard’s | The Motley Fool

Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) has taken shareholders on a roller-coaster ride in recent years, with huge volatility around its quarterly earnings reports. The regional department store chain doesn’t hold quarterly earnings calls, present at industry conferences, or provide sales and earnings guidance, so investors never quite know what to expect. That said, margin compression has been a […]

No more gas price gouging says Windsor MP | Blackburn News

No more gas price gouging says Windsor MP | Blackburn News

The MP for Windsor West is demanding more protection for consumers who are being gouged at the gas pump. Brian Masse wants the federal government to restore the Gas Price Monitoring Agency and brought up the issue during Question Period in Ottawa Thursday afternoon. “Mr. Speaker, with gas prices soaring once again nothing protects Canadians from […]