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  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday. Workers from the Alaska Department of Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday night were able to connect hoses to valves that allow pressure in the well...

  • *U.S. firms complain of "structural impediments" in China. Business executives are also worried that President Donald Trump's focus on curtailing North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes could undercut U.S. commercial interests in China. The U.S. business community should not be used as a "bargaining chip", said James Zimmerman, a Beijing- based lawyer and the...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, a Reuters analysis of federal data showed on Tuesday, even as United Continental Holdings has kicked up a storm over the practice. Passengers bumped off Alaska Airlines flights got the highest average compensation of $1,605, followed by those of JetBlue, who...

  • NEW YORK/ PARIS, April 11- Altice USA, the cable operator that Netherlands- based Altice NV put together by acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering that seeks to raise $1 billon to $2 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter. Last week John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it would...

  • *Flat $8/ mmBtu could be expensive in 2023- Diamond Gas Int'l. *Australia's Woodside also considering flat price offers- CEO. LNG exports ex- Alaska as head of Cheniere Energy- stirred things up at the Gastech conference in Japan from the start, offering cargoes delivered to Japan at a flat $8 per million British thermal units.

  • April 4- In the most notable legislative work so far of the Trump administration, Republicans in Congress since Feb. 1 have approved measures to eliminate 13 regulations that were finalized in the waning months of Democratic President Barack Obama's eight years in office. Broadband privacy- A Federal Communications Commission rule barring Internet service...

  • April 4- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Tuesday, weighed down by financial and technology shares, and as investors braced for a potentially tense meeting between President Donald Trump his and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Trump, known to have a protectionist stance on trade, has held out the possibility of using trade as a lever to secure China's...

  • Investment prospects in the Arctic

    John Springsteen, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, talks about encouraging development in Alaska.

  • SABETTA, Russia, March 30- An ice-breaking tanker docked for the first time at Russia's Arctic port of Sabetta to test a new route that could open the ice-bound Arctic Ocean to ships carrying oil and liquefied gas. The route is eagerly anticipated by energy firms that want to develop resources in the Arctic but face obstacles in getting oil and gas from remote and...

  • VANCOUVER, March 28- More partnership deals are likely in the gold industry as miners start investing in new projects again but are keen to lower the risk, analysts said after Goldcorp Inc and Barrick Gold Corp's announced a 50-50 joint venture in Chile. As part of a complex series of transactions costing Goldcorp about $445 million up front, the Vancouver- based...

  • Increase in cruise travel is expected to continue this year, with an estimated 25.3 million passengers expected to sail in 2017, compared to 15.8 million a decade ago, according to Cruise Lines International Association, an industry trade body. Carnival, which operates the Costa and Princess cruise lines, hiked ticket prices last year in response to growing...

  • Carnival, which operates the Costa and Princess Cruise lines, hiked ticket prices last year in response to growing demand for cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. The company's net income rose to $352 million or 48 cents per share in the first quarter, from $142 million or 18 cents per share a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, Carnival earned 38 cents per...

  • SEOUL, March 20- North Korea has likely mastered the technology to power the different stages of an intercontinental ballistic missile and may show it off soon, analysts say, but is likely still a long way from being able to hit the mainland United States. North Korean state media announced its latest rocket-engine test on Sunday, saying it would help North Korea...

  • Conservatives have plenty to like in the White House plan, with its 10 percent increase in military spending next year and beefed-up funding to help deport more illegal immigrants and build a wall on the border with Mexico. But the gaze into Trump's priorities for the next four years proved too savage for many Republicans' taste, foreshadowing an intense battle...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc supplier has recalled frozen pizzas available in 11 U.S. states due to concerns about possible listeria contamination, according to the retailer and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. RBR Meat Company recalled about 21,220 pounds of Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza that were shipped to retail distribution...

  • Trump's plan, submitted to Congress on Thursday and showcasing his administration's economic priorities, is just the first volley in what will likely be an intense battle over spending in coming months. Although Trump's fellow Republicans control both the Senate and House of Representatives, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves...

  • Although both the Senate and House of Representatives are controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves presidents' budget plans. Trump's plan took a big swipe at some federal institutions, envisaging a more than 31 percent cut, or $2.6 billion, for the Environmental Protection Agency and a 28 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. It is the first volley in what is expected to be an intense battle over spending in coming months in Congress,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. It is the first volley in what is expected to be an intense battle over spending in coming months in Congress,...