Collusion in Health Care Pricing? Regulators Are Asked to Investigate

A data analytics firm has helped big health insurers cut payments to doctors, raising concerns about possible price fixing.


That Giant College ‘Sticker’ Price Isn’t What Most Students Pay

The share of those paying the full advertised cost has declined over the last couple of decades, a new report…


Inflation Comes for the Housing Market

Prices and mortgage rates are climbing as Wall Street bets that interest rates will remain higher for longer.


E.C.B. Holds Rates Steady as Markets Look for Hints on First Cut

It was the fifth consecutive decision by the eurozone’s central bank to leave rates untouched, as inflation closes in on…


Inflation Was Hotter Than Expected in March, Unwelcome News for the Fed

The surprisingly stubborn reading raised doubts about when — and even whether — the Federal Reserve will be able to…


Eclipse’s Path Is Also Leaving a Trail of High Hotel Prices

One Super 8 in Illinois advertised $949 a night. Its normal rate is $95.

Real Estate

The Hottest Luxury Second-Home Markets

Sales of luxury second homes increased in many U.S. markets last year. If you want see some of the priciest,…


I’m an Economist. Don’t Worry. Be Happy.

I, too, know that flash of resentment when grocery store prices feel like they don’t make sense. I hate the…

Real Estate

How Much Higher Are Your Post-Pandemic Property Taxes?

Real estate taxes on single-family homes increased about 24 percent from 2019 to 2023.


At Stock Market Bar Night, Buy Low and Drink Up

In London, “competitive socializing” transforms pubs into stock exchanges, golf courses and cricket fields for those looking for more elaborate…

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