Posts Tagged ‘prices’

Let’s Get Lower Drug Prices AND More Innovation and New Cures!

The following article is sponsored by StopSocializedMedicine.org and authored by George Landrith, president of Frontiers of Freedom.    President Trump has done a lot in his first term to strengthen the U.S. Economy, make America more competitive, and bring good paying jobs back to America. As a result, before the Chinese COVID pandemic and the almost complete economic shutdown […]

US accuses Israel’s Teva of fixing drug prices

NEW YORK — The US Justice Department on Tuesday charged Israeli generic drug giant Teva of illegally fixing drug prices between 2013 and 2015. Teva and several co-conspirators agreed to “fix prices, rig bids, and allocate customers for generic drugs” including the popular cholesterol-regulating medicine Pravastatin, the Justice Department said in a statement. Patients would […]

Despite Covid-19 crisis & falling oil prices, Russia’s gold & foreign exchange reserves reach all-time high

The value of Russia’s gold and foreign currency holdings has risen by almost $9 billion in a week. This means it’s sitting on $600 billion in forex reserves – an all-time record beating August 2008’s previous high of $598 billion. That was just before the global financial crisis, or ‘Great Recession’, which wreaked havoc worldwide […]

Trump signs executive orders to lower prices on pharmaceuticals

(Natural News) In a bid to help make FDA-approved medications more affordable for Americans, President Trump has signed a series of executive orders aimed at stopping Big Pharma from continuing to price-gouge our country. Prior to their signings, White House spokesman Judd Deere told the media that the Trump administration “continues to […]

Trump signs executive orders to lower prices on pharmaceuticals

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(Natural News) In a bid to help make FDA-approved medications more affordable for Americans, President Trump has signed a series of executive orders aimed at stopping Big Pharma from continuing to price-gouge our country. Prior to their signings, White House spokesman Judd Deere told the media that the Trump administration “continues to […]

Housing Prices Rise At Twice The Speed Of Inflation And Pay

Housing Prices Rise At Twice The Speed Of Inflation And Pay Above Photo: FILE PHOTO: A ‘House For Sale’ sign is seen outside a single family house in Uniondale, New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo After losing over a third of their value a decade ago, which led to the financial crisis […]

Brazil’s Temer agrees to lower fuel prices after week of crippling trucker protests

Truckers have been blocking roads across Brazil, impeding deliveries of vital supplies to cities, since May 21. The protest was triggered by a spike in the price of diesel, which has increased sharply in recent months amid soaring oil prices. It has affected hospitals, as well as schools and universities, many of which said […]

How U.S. sanctions on Iran could boost gold prices

Forbes– The recently announced U.S. sanctions on Iran will likely give a boost to prices for the yellow metal. At least that’s according to one analyst who has studied the bullion market for decades. The skinny is below. The news should come as some welcome relief to anyone who owns the metal as its performance […]

Iran says no need to extend OPEC, non-OPEC pact if crude oil prices rise – SHANA

Reuters– Iran’s oil minister said there would be no need to extend a pact between OPEC and non-OPEC producers aimed at bolstering oil prices if the crude price continued to rise, the ministry’s official website SHANA reported on Monday. “There will be no decision on this in OPEC’s next meeting … if oil prices continue […]

Ron Paul: Unleash the Market to Lower Drug Prices

Ron Paul: Unleash the Market to Lower Drug Prices By ns_adminhttp://www.campaignforliberty.org/ron-paul-unleash-market-lower-drug-prices Campaign for Liberty Chairman Dr. Ron Paul recently penned an article for the Foundation for Economic Education explaining why legislation like the CREATES Act, which provides competition in the pharmaceutical industry, is the best way to lower drug prices. Campaign for Liberty members should […]

The Problem with a State-Cartel Economy: Prices Rise, Wages Don’t

By Charles Hugh Smith The vise will tighten until something breaks. It could be the currency, it could be the political status quo, it could be the credit/debt system–or all three. The problem with an economy dominated by state-enforced cartels and quasi-monopolies is that prices rise (since cartels can push higher costs onto […]

How Central Banks Stoke Stock Prices

February 23, 2018 By Thorsten Polleit Reading through Security Analysis, the roadmap for investing first published in 1934 by Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd, I learned something quite interesting: The basis of stock valuation had changed quite drastically in the period between 1927 and 1929. The stock buying public “departed more […]

Will Congress Create Lower Drug Prices?

Will Congress Create Lower Drug Prices? By ns_adminhttp://www.campaignforliberty.org/will-congress-create-lower-drug-prices President Trump has spoken of the need to lower prescription drug prices. One way to do that is to make it easier for manufacturers to bring generic drugs to market. Right now, the process to obtain government approval to bring a generic drug to market is long […]

Bitcoin prices artificially pumped up by Bitfinix "Tether" fraud?

(Natural News) Cryptocurrency woes seem to be on the rise as more and more online exchanges come under fire for what some say are questionable business practices. The latest one to land in the regulatory crosshairs is Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange that’s being accused of artificially propping up the price of Bitcoin […]

Bitcoin Cash Hits Coinbase, Causing a Dip in BTC Prices While BCH Prices Soar

Editor’s note: Bitcoin Cash (BCH) corrected itself: going from around $8,000 per coin back to $3,000 within the span of a few minutes. Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) seems to be slowly rising in value once again. After months of rumors, it’s official: Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is coming to Coinbase. A blog post on Tuesday has officially […]

Cars prices skyrocket in Iran despite watchdog’s promise to act

Azer News– As car prices in Iran have skyrocketed, an Iranian watchdog has expressed great concern over the situation, saying it disregards the wellbeing of people. Over the past month, prices for imported cars went up by around 150 million rials (USD at 42,000 rials), also influencing the home-made cars market. “Between 4,000 and 5,000 […]

WikiLeaks: Clintons Schemed With Big Pharma To Keep AIDS Drugs Prices High

WikiLeaks emails reveal that the Clinton Foundation schemed with Big Pharma to keep the price of AIDS drugs high and to ban the sale of cheaper generic alternatives. In the various email exchanges (below) it was agreed that the Clinton Foundation would mislead the public into believing that Hillary Clinton wanted to make AIDS drugs […]

Venezuela ditches the US dollar and prices its oil in Chinese yuan

President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has made good on his promise to forsake the US dollar and publish their oil prices in yuan, which is the currency of China. This highly controversial move is likened to Venezuela giving the US “the middle finger”. Former Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez has threatened this […]

Former UBS Trader Arrested, Charged With Rigging Gold Prices

Three years after we first identified the former head of UBS’s gold desk in Zurich as someone directly implicated in the rigging of precious metals prices, Bloomberg reports that Andre Flotron, a Swiss resident, was arrested while visiting the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. Having been “on leave” since 2014, it appears Andre’s hope […]

LAWSUIT: CVS Pharmacies accused of hiking up drug prices for those with insurance

(Natural News) Leading retail pharmacy chain, CVS, is being implicated in an overcharging scheme which used “clawbacks” to jack up prices for supposedly inexpensive generic drugs. According to the plaintiff, Megan Schultz, some of the “affected” prescriptions include lithium, naproxen, and zolpidem. Lawyers of Schultz have said that the public remains unaware of this […]

Coincidence? Military Industrial Complex Hit Highest Stock Prices Ever as Govt Hypes North Korea War

By Claire Bernish Feckless boasts of military might and icy vows to annihilate one another might not necessarily prove war between the U.S., North Korea, and their allies is nigh, but the monumental increase in stocks of weapons and defense manufacturers — the economic fingerprints a preparation for a colossal military endeavor — […]

Coincidence? Military industrial complex hit highest stock prices ever as US hypes N. Korea war

     Feckless boasts of military might and icy vows to annihilate one another might not necessarily prove war between the U.S., North Korea, and their allies is nigh, but the monumental increase in stocks of weapons and defense manufacturers – the economic fingerprints a preparation for a colossal military endeavor – just might. “North Korea […]

Keystone XL: Low Oil Prices, Tar Sands Pullout Could Kill Pipeline Plan

Above Photo: Nebraska landowners have been pushing back against TransCanada’s construction plan and any use of eminent domain to secure land for the route. Credit: Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images Nebraska regulators also have yet to approve the pipeline. Opponents plan to testify at a hearing Aug. 7, but they won’t be allowed to discuss safety concerns. This […]

Renters Struggle As California Home Prices Climb Faster Than Official Inflation Rate

By Jeff Paul The US government likes to pretend that the rising cost of living is under control. People in Southern California know better. According to a new report in the Los Angeles Times, median house prices in Southern California have nearly doubled in the last five years. LA Times reports: In many […]

Commodity Cycle Upturn to Lift Precious Metals Prices

By Stefan Gleason Safe-haven demand for physical precious metals came in soft through the first half of the year as a rising stock market reinforced investor optimism toward the economy. U.S. stocks are expensive by just about every valuation measure you can think of – price/earnings, price/sales, dividend yield, total market capitalization as […]

Here’s Why Cheap Gas Prices May Actually Be a Very BAD Sign for the Economy

June 27, 2017 By Daisy Luther If you’ve been to the gas station lately, you probably just about turned cartwheels. I know that my last fill-up was almost $15 less than it was a few months ago, which goes along with a recent report that prices are the lowest they’ve been all […]

Gold Prices To Spike On Middle East Turmoil

We are officially in the first innings of a 2017 gold rush, as gold demand threatens to outstrip supply for the first time in decades—but it’s not going to be costly underground mining that brings in the profits … And many will be turning to Canada… where the government is now welcoming open […]

Trump Has Taken Control Of World Oil Market, Prices Set To Plunge

President Trump has taken control of the world oil market, wresting power away from Saudi Arabia and OPEC, to make America the “swing producer” that controls the market for the first time in history. For decades, OPEC’s sway on oil prices was unparalleled. But the Saudi-led cartel’s immense influence has been dealt a huge blow […]

Sugary drink producers drop prices around the world to keep people addicted to their deadly drinks

(Natural News) It’s a basic tenet of business that with the passage of time a product’s price will have to increase to keep pace with inflation, right? Consistently dropping your prices would be business suicide for most people, but not so for the multi-billion dollar soda industry. A study published in the journal Preventing Chronic […]

Pharma Company Threatens Shortages to Hike Up Cancer Drug Prices by 4000%

Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times  There is not lack of controversy in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly when it comes to drug prices. Unethical, profit-generating tactics used by Big Pharma have never been clearer than the recent actions taken by South African Aspen Pharmacare. This company tried to drive up the price of five […]

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