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A sign is posted in front of a Wendy's restaurant on Aug. 10, 2022, in Petaluma, Calif. The company said Tuesday that it's planning to experiment with dynamic pricing. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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No, Wendy's says it isn't planning to introduce surge pricing

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Bob Bob Ricard, the high-end London restaurant where every table has a Champagne call button, hasn't seen much change in the checks since it has been offering discounts during off-peak hours. Nikki Tysoe/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Consumer advocates took to the streets of Phoenix recently to protest against an Arizona utility's efforts to bill customers using a so-called "demand charge." If approved, Arizona Public Service would be the first utility in the country to place most of its residential customers on that kind of rate plan. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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Uber But For Energy: Utility Surge Pricing Threatens Summer Cool

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Keith Chen is head of economic research at Uber, and he says the way we interact with the app reveals a lot about human behavior. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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This Is Your Brain On Uber

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Jesse Vega checks out a vehicle at an Uber "Work On Demand" recruitment event March 10 in South Los Angeles. The company is researching ways to get rid of its surge pricing, a feature that drivers like but that can make costs unpredictable for consumers. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It

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