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just making light of the situation. I just think if you are that worried about hurricanes, then you should not move to florida at any time. It is like any where else, if you are going to buy in the middle of the country should you wait till after tornado season? makes no sense , if you buy in march 3 months later is hurricane season. if you buy in august 3 months later is perfect weather, get my point? The inflated enrot prices will fall to fundamentals demographics and costs. Costs to build a new 3-4 bedroom home with materials lot and labor is apprx 69,000, cost to build a condo runs 18,000 to 39,000. Those are the actuals ...
(to sell)) exists when a specific individual or an enterprise has sufficient control over a particular product or service to determine significantly the terms on which other individuals shall have access to it. (This is in contrast to a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control over a market to purchase a good or service. And contrasted with oligopoly where a few entities have ) Monopolies are thus characterised by a lack of economic competition for the good or service that they provide and a lack of viable substitute goods . The verb "monopolise" refers to the process by which a firm gains persistently ...
GM Does Not Expect Dealer Price Gouging on Early Chevy Volts
Of the many fascinating topics surrounding the Chevy Volt, probably none evokes as much passion as the car’s price. The car is likely to MSRP anywhere from low to high 30s but buyers will be eligible for a $7500 tax credit, bringing the effective price likely below $30,000. There are always concerns, however, about possible dealer price gouging. When highly desirable new technology products are available in limited supply and at limited locations, economic forces often dictate price escalations. It the simple supply and demand equation. GM has said they will roll the Volt out gradually in waves, and reports suggest as ... market research, surveys and trends
The Economy: Whose Fault is It?
Throughout American history it has always been easy to blame our presidents for everything that could possibly go wrong in America and for that matter around the world. The reason we blame our presidents is because we believe one man has total control of the nation. We somehow think our presidents have the ability to look into the future and make new laws that will prevent new catastrophes from ever occurring. We forget unless the president has total control of everything our Congress does, he cannot make any new laws. The one area the President has the most power in is conducting foreign policy and even here when it comes to ... market research, surveys and trends


The price-gouging premiums of Time Warner Cable's data caps
(in tests, these have ranged form 5GB/month to 40GB/month) and ludicrous pricing schemes, has taken to the 'Net to defend its sullied honor. But it's hard to defend a scheme with fees so high they might well meet the legal definition of "obscene." First, the response: Time Warner Cable COO Landel Hobbs wrote earlier this week of the need for people to pay for the bandwidth they consume. "When you go to lunch with a friend, do you split the bill in half if he gets the steak and you have a salad?" he asked. Fair enough. Bandwidth costs (a little bit of) money, and there's certainly no reason for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Feds: No collusion or price gouging / Blame it on Katrina ...
Gas prices soared across the country after Hurricane Katrina in late summer, but federal investigators reported Monday they could find no evidence that oil companies manipulated prices or colluded to take advantage of the situation to increase profits. The Federal Trade Commission also determined in a longer-range finding that during the past 20 years refiners didn't seek to manipulate prices by cutting the number of operating refineries or limiting increases in capacity. The report, which supports the long-held position of the oil industry that higher gas prices are purely a function of supply and demand in an increasingly ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Adjusting to the Price of Things in South Africa
Andy McCaslin is an avid US National Team fan and has followed the team all over the world. He’s been coaching soccer for 14 years at levels from U-6 to college. Originally from Indiana, he moved to Winona to take over as assistant men’s and women’s coach at Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. Finding internet in South Africa has proved to be more than difficult. You can find it, but it comes with a massive price tag. The same is true for a lot of things here. The prices are higher because this country has the attention, and a stranglehold, on the tourists. The locals are after every Rand they ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The Week That Was
Now that things are back to normal around the college football universe, we can finally get back to pouring over the type of news that is only really news during the offseason. *** *** Seantrel Henderson, son of famous father Sean Henderson, and soon-to-be USC freshman apparently isn't happy that USC is going to be banned from playing in a bowl game for the next two seasons. He's so unhappy, in fact, that he failed to show up for freshman orientation, and the USC coaching staff flew to Henderson's home in Minnesota to make sure he was still coming to Los Angeles. “It's beginning to look like Henderson, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


“Price-Gouging” is a Myth - On “Price-Gouging” and other
Here's a primer on elementary economics for these five Ivy League ... bottom line: the politicians supply us with no gas except the kind that comes out of their mouths. ********************. For more on the myth of price-gouging, see: ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Cantwell Calls for Gas Price-Gouging Ban, Greater - Maria Cantwell ...
Summer gas slated to soar 25 cents per gallon above 2005 prices Study shows recent price increases not the result of supply and demand disruptions; oil company excuses don’t add up TUKWILA, WA – Sunday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined oil industry experts at an independently-owned gas station in Tukwila to demand transparency in the oil and gas industry and push for a national ban on gas price-gouging. At the event, Cantwell highlighted a study showing that recent gas price increases in Western states were not, as oil companies claim, the result of ethanol mandates, restrictions on environmentally harmful additives, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Fiddling With the Free Market
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina a year ago, we heard many complaints of “price gouging”--by oil companies in their gasoline pricing, by greedy innkeepers in cities like Memphis--all taking advantage of temporary shortages and human desperation to make a quick buck. Price gouging by big oil was very much on the mind of the U.S. House of Representatives this May when it passed by an overwhelming margin H.R. 5253: The Federal Energy Price Protection Act of 2006. This law ...
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Is price fixing and price gouging illegal in u.s. if so why is big ...
You would have to prove it first, which would be extremely difficult in a capitalist country with a supposedly free market. However, if congress ever gets off its butt, maybe something will be done, but I'm not saving my breath. I think we all should buy bicycles and give them the big middle finger. There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . There is no gouging or fixing. The US has been behind the price curve for years and is finally catching up. Prices are moving fast because this is the first time in years where the value of the ...
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