pricing

JCP Denies Tricking Customers With Phony 'Suggested' Prices

The heart of CEO Ron Johnson's makeover of J.C. Penney has been "fair and square pricing": eschewing discounts, coupons and sales in favor of everyday low prices. But now there are allegations that all is not so fair and square on those JCP price tags.

Government Recoups $4 Billion from Health Care Fraud Cases

The government recouped a staggering $4 billion in fiscal 2010 that was stolen from federal health care programs, the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced Monday -- the highest annual amount ever. More than half of the fraud money recovered came from drug companies.

Amazon Loses First Battle in E-Book War

Macmillan, one of publishing's Big Six, has become the first company to fight Amazon's pricing of e-books. Amazon lost this battle, but it's going to be a long and costly war, with the other five publishers and with Apple, which unveiled its Kindle rival iPad last week.

E-Book Publishers Haggle Apple, Amazon on Pricing

Big publishers are in talks with Apple on how to make e-books available for the forthcoming Tablet. But the real story is that they may be pushing towards a new pricing model, one which Amazon has a vested interest in combating with an attractive new royalty rate for would-be e-authors.

Price reduced? So what? Big deal

During the heady days of the real estate bubble, brokers were shy about advertising properties as "reduced". But now that the market has tanked and...

The price is right (and wrong)

As a business writer, I think this book is a wonderful addition to the corporate bookshelves. As a consumer, I'm not so happy.

Either way, Reed Holden...