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What are the origins of rebates? 

Oct 6, 2023
The term goes back centuries, and became a major source of controversy in the late 19th century.

Biden looks to curb the big business powers behind shipping and rail

Jul 9, 2021
An executive order could spur government regulators to address patterns of consolidation and high pricing.
A fully loaded cargo ship heads out to sea from New York Harbor on August 22, 2016 in New York City.
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Why do books have prices printed on them?

Jan 21, 2021
A centuries-old practice dating back to the Industrial Revolution has created complications for modern-day booksellers.
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StubHub gets snubbed after publishing full prices

Sep 1, 2015
The ticket reseller built fees into the prices, and buyers went elsewhere

Raising water rates isn't just a California problem

Apr 22, 2015
Efforts to raise water rates across the country are being met with resistance.