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Predatory Pricing

The Invisible Hand Is in Your Pocket Now

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Llewellyn King

We are witnessing a vast change in the way we pay for things with tipping subsidizing companies, fees fattening airlines, banks and hotels against the interest - and often the foreknowledge - of the customer.

The Justice Department Jumps Into Amazon's Pocket

William Petrocelli | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
William Petrocelli

Sometimes the DOJ goes after companies that have done nothing wrong, but more often it lets big-time antitrust violators get away with murder. In a recent case -- one that has roiled the publishing industry -- the DOJ has managed to do both.

eBooks Poised To Take Off In Africa

allafrica.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can Africa take the lead in taking advantage of e-books, as it has with the rapid expansion of mobile phones and innovations such as mobile banking ap...

Predators in the Book Biz

Bruce Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bruce Harris

The pre-printed price, establishing the value of a book, is the temptress that has seduced the biggest merchants in the country to go for each other's jugular.

Not a Simple Price War -- It's a Fight Over What You Get to Read

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

What looks like a simple price war between Amazon, Target, and Walmart over a handful of bestsellers is symptomatic of a much deeper problem in the book business.