Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structures’

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    Apple vs. Amazon in the Fight Over Gaga

    May 27, 11 • 308 Views • No Comments

    From a guest blogger, Frances Bird, AP econ student: Lady Gaga, America’s current pop queen sensation, is being used to boost Amazon sales, if not permanently, then temporarily. Amazon is using Lady Gaga’s recent album, Born This Way, to compete...  [read more]

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    Brand Matters

    May 11, 11 • 293 Views • No Comments

    Not so long ago, an apple was just a piece of fruit and a “google’ (actually spelled googol) was 10 raised to the 100th power. Mention apple today and most of us think of iPhones and iMacs. However, Apple is not just a technology company. As with...  [read more]

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    Coupon Economics

    Apr 16, 11 • 308 Views • No Comments

    When Starbucks raised its prices during the beginning of 2010, it lowered the price of a tall regular to $1.70. But, if you wanted a splash of foam, a shot of espresso, or a touch of flavor, the addition could be expensive. For a triple grande soy vanilla...  [read more]

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    Restaurant Economics

    Apr 10, 11 • 267 Views • No Comments

    For a new restaurant in Chicago, Next, no one is sitting at the phone taking reservations. Instead, online, you can buy a ticket for a table seating 2 or 4 (not 3 or 5). According to Chicago Magazine, the tickets are nonrefundable, include the tip and tax,...  [read more]

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    Salad Bar Economics

    Mar 22, 11 • 376 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes a salad bar is about much more than lunch. According to the NY Times Magazine, it can also be about value when you compare the salad bar to the produce aisle. If, as at the Whole Foods in Manhattan, you pay $7.99/lb. for your salad, you should avoid...  [read more]