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Rising Prescription Pricing Has Dire Consequences

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):

Not an April Fool's Joke: It's Costing More to Laugh

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 03.30.2016 | Comedy
Malcolm Kushner

Whoopee cushions were a major culprit in the 2016 Cost of Laughing Index increase. The wholesale price rose 9.52% to $5.75 a dozen. In other words, whoopee cushions were hit with inflation. Upsetting? Sure. But just take a deep breath and don't blow it into a big problem.

Why Did CenturyLink Backpedal on a Price Quote?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

George Antoun is quoted a monthly rate of $59 for his Internet and phone service. So why is CenturyLink billing him $76? And can he get a price adjust...

The Real, Actual Best Time To Buy An Airplane Ticket

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.11.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Paul Brady and Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler David Noton Photography / Alamy It's not necessarily Tuesday! A 2016 study by Expe...

Is Sears Playing Markdown Games With Me?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.03.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

The washing machine Laurie Beane just bought from Sears is suddenly on sale. Why does the company want to return it in order to honor the new price?

Is it Wrong to Outfox an Airline at its Own Game?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.22.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Andrea Eldridge, who runs a computer repair business in Redding, Calif., says the hack shouldn't give either side an unfair advantage. So for her, doing something like clearing her Web browser's cookies -- a strategy that some travelers believe can result in lower airfares -- is on the up-and-up.

Don't Play These Gas Price Games on Your Next Road Trip

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.27.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Rick Hudnett recently pulled into a Chevron station near his home in Orlando. He wishes he hadn't. The $2.41 price per gallon was a few cents lower t...

Lawsuit Against T.J. Maxx Reminds Us 'Compare At' Prices May Not Be What You Think

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Style

One of the most exhilarating aspects of bargain hunting is figuring out just how big of a deal you've scored. So a new lawsuit against T.J. Maxx, accu...

There's More to the Oil Crash Than Meets the Eye

J. L. Morin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
J. L. Morin

As New York shakes off another dose of the climate change reality dealt by winter storm Juno, many are beginning to re-appreciate the forces of Nature and the power of public policy.

Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.

Rent Prices Inch Up in Second Quarter Nationwide

Courtney Craig | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

This post originally appeared on the Apartment Guide Blog on July 9, 2014. The median entry-level rent prices for the nation went up by 1.44 percen...

What Motivates Customers to Focus on Price

Ian Altman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

The most common opponent to which business sellers lose deals is status quo. Getting a seller to consider alternatives requires research, strategy, and hard work. In contrast, selling on price is easy.

Will 'Transparent' Airfares Hurt Travelers?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Remarkably, the proposed legislation enjoys bipartisan support, even from Democrats with distinguished records of supporting consumer rights. Critics have watched in amazement as this deceptively named bill has taxied toward the runway, apparently unstoppable.

Innovation: How to Price it, Deliver it, and Transform Business

Ian Altman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

I recently discovered an innovative new product that demonstrates brilliant pricing and marketing. I just had to share it with you and how to apply such innovative success to your business.

What It Means When A Client Says 'Your Price Is Too High'

Ian Altman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Demonstrate that you are always looking out for the client's best interest. Make it clear that finding the right fit is more important that making the sale. If you do these things right, you just might become the vendor they all are hoping will win.

Is Your Client Rooting for You to Fail?

Ian Altman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Do you smile and personally engage with your customers? Do you take interest in their personal lives? Do you make an effort to engage? If not, they might be rooting for you to fail.

Love and Logic Equals Great Marketing

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

The greatest marketers of all are those who love marketing, use logic to track and read results and who understand the value of testing and live it everyday.

Selling on Price Is for Wimps

Ian Altman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Let's say you convince your prospect that they should switch from their existing vendor to you because you can offer them a lower price. Congratulations. However, did it ever occur to you that they'll leave you for another vendor for the same reason?

Do Cruise Lines Lie About Tipping?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you thought tipping was out of control in the United States, try heading out to sea. That's where Jane Greene discovered the tipping economy isn't just alive and well, it apparently sustains the crew of major cruise ships.

The Crude Oil Guessing Game: What's Really Driving Gasoline Prices Up?

Drew Hendricks | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Drew Hendricks

Many cite the U.S. economy and the decreasing value of the dollar as being reasons for the recent rise in gas prices. While this can influence the amount charged for gas in the long-term, this factor does little to explain the constant peaks and troughs.

When Airfares Are Too Good To Be True

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.06.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"If that isn't stealing," she said, "then I don't know what is."

Bullishness, Bearishness & Other Delusions

James Berman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money
James Berman

Not every cheap stock is a buy. Some are too risky to take a gander at; others are too difficult to value. Finally, not every cheap stock is a good business. As Buffett always says, the idea is to buy a good business at a decent price, not a mediocre business at a very cheap price.

The Scientific Key To Negotiating Like An Expert

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The different ways of looking at the same goal (e.g., to pay the lowest price, to get the biggest raise) have profound effects on the way we approach negotiation.

Bang For Your Buck Coffee Orders

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.27.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I selected a range of options, and compared and contrasted each café based on the quality, price, range and customizability. It is then up to you to decide which criteria you value most. Ready? Go.

iPad Killer: Truly, Really, I mean It

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

CES 2011: I'm the first to admit that I fall victim to shiny objects at trade shows, and I regularly call every new tablet an iPad Killer. But now, really, I've found it.