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Uber Drivers Earn About the Same, Fare Hikes or Fare Cuts

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Uber raises fares so drivers can earn more money per trip. Sometimes Uber cuts fares to attract more riders. Uber offers bonuses to drivers for being active throughout the week. But: It turns out that no matter what Uber does to make things better for drivers, they tend to earn about the same other than bonuses. That’s the conclusion of a recent study conducted by Uber and a New York University professor. Regardless of the ...

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Trump vows premiums will fall, but these Obamacare insurers want big hikes for 2018

House passes bill to replace Obamacare President Trump may promise that health insurance will get cheaper, but that’s not stopping insurers from asking for big premium hikes for next year. Insurers are starting to file their 2018 rate requests with state regulators, and the initial results aren’t pretty. Maryland and Virginia just released what carriers want to charge consumers on the states’ Obamacare exchanges. It’s still early in the process, and regulators likely won’t approve increases as large as the companies are requesting. But the filings show that some carriers ...

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Black Friday sales surge ahead of new year price hikes

Black Friday sales this year are likely to top £2bn, say analysts, as shoppers hunt for bargains ahead of an expected rise in prices in 2017. The fall in the value of the pound is forecast to push up the prices of imported goods next year. Initial reports suggest that spending was up on last year, despite some sales starting days ago. But advice services say many discounts are also available at other times, when consumer finances are less stretched. Black Friday live updates Black Friday: Top tips to spot ...

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East Coast faces gas shortages, price hikes after pipeline leak

How to lock in gas prices A leak has caused the closure of a crucial pipeline that carries gasoline to the eastern United States, a disruption that threatens to drive up prices and leave service stations without fuel to sell. A section of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, has been closed since Sept. 9 after a spill of roughly 6,000 barrels of gasoline was discovered in rural Shelby County, Ala. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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App makes it easier for businesses to fight minimum wage hikes

Trump’s changing stance on minimum wage One pro-business group is hoping technology can help thwart the “Fight for $ 15” campaign. Looking to “make it easier for small businesses to add their voices to the minimum wage debate,” the Employment Policies Institute recently launched an iPhone app called Wage Engage. It seeks to alert business owners when minimum wage legislation is introduced in their area — and then lobby against a wage hike measure “at the push of a button” by sending a generic message to lawmakers. “Please consider the ...

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United Airlines and union agree to 30% wage hikes over five years

What is a low-cost carrier? About 30,000 ground workers at United Airlines would get raises of 30% over the next five years under tentative labor deals reached by their union Monday. The contracts cover a variety of workers including gate agents and ticket counter workers, passenger service employees and reservation clerks as well as food service and security workers. The workers are covered by the Machinists union. “Members at United can now share appropriately in the value they created at one of the world’s biggest and most successful airlines,” said ...

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California deal hikes minimum wage to $15

California could become the first state to approve a $ 15 minimum wage. Lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown and labor unions struck a deal over the weekend to raise the statewide minimum wage from $ 10 per hour to $ 15 in 2022, according to a source familiar with the talks. The governor’s office couldn’t confirm the deal, and legislators who had pushed the measure were not available for comment. Under the terms of the deal, incremental increases would start on Jan. 1, 2017 with a 50 cent boost to $ ...

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Pfizer hikes U.S. prices for over 100 drugs on January 1

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc , which plans a $ 160 billion merger with Ireland-based Allergan Plc to slash its U.S. tax bill, on Jan. 1 raised U.S. prices for more than 100 of its drugs, some by as much as 20 percent, according to statistics compiled by global information services company Wolters Kluwer. Reuters: Health News

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Pfizer hikes U.S. prices for over 100 drugs on January 1

The Pfizer World Headquarters is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 24, 2015. Reuters/Carlo Allegri Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), which plans a $ 160-billion merger with Ireland-based Allergan Plc (AGN.N) to slash its U.S. tax bill, on Jan. 1 raised U.S. prices for more than 100 of its drugs, some by as much as 20 percent, according to statistics compiled by global information services company Wolters Kluwer. Pfizer confirmed a 9.4 percent increase for heavily advertised pain drug Lyrica, which generated $ 2.3 billion in 2014 U.S. sales; ...

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