News tagged with pricing

Cheap petrol fuels road deaths

Fuel subsidies in countries such as Venezuela and Indonesia are fuelling high road death rates, and around 35,000 road deaths could be avoided each year by the removal of global fuel subsidies, a new study ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Economics & Business
shares0 comments 1

The complexities of oil prices

With holiday shopping right around the corner, U.S. consumers could have a little extra money in their pockets, thanks to lower gas prices. Saudi Arabia, the planet's top producer and exporter of crude oil, lowered its prices ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
shares0 comments 0

Stock split could cost Google over $500 million

An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.

dateApr 02, 2015 in Business
shares61 comments 0

Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8B

Facebook has completed its acquisition of the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for almost $22 billion, up from the original $19 billion when the cash-and-stock deal was struck early this year thanks in part ...

dateOct 06, 2014 in Business
shares0 comments 0

Grain market mystery solved

Something extraordinary happened in the futures grain market beginning in 2005. The cash price and futures price, which normally converge by the time a grain contract matures, weren't coming together. Instead, they were moving ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Economics & Business
shares7 comments 0

Rdio ramps up streaming music effort

Music-streaming service Rdio on Thursday ramped its offerings with a subscription that allows people to keep a selection of songs for off-line listening.

dateMay 14, 2015 in Internet
shares26 comments 0