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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.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • LAS VEGAS— The Latest on a fire that damaged the roof of a shopping annex at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip:. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said Friday officials suspect an exterior electrical or lighting malfunction started the blaze late Thursday atop the Via Bellagio shops. Sean Kim of Los Angeles said Friday that he and his friends...

  • Sean Kim told The Associated Press on Friday that he realized something was wrong when plastic-smelling smoke began billowing and police rushed to evacuate shop employees. Gusty winds fanned the blaze, forcing employees out of tony stores such as Tiffany& Co. and Chanel. Pedestrian bridges to Bally's and Caesars Palace closed, and busy Las Vegas Boulevard was...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— There's no longer much of a debate about it: Internet gambling is helping to save Atlantic City's casinos. New Jersey's online gambling market had its best month ever in March, registering an increase of more than 40 percent from a year ago as it helped Atlantic City's casinos boost their gambling revenue by more than 9 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11, a new estimate from the U.S. government shows. The U.S. Department of Energy's statistics division used data from the California Independent System Operator, which manages the electricity grid across 80 percent of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- For the first time in the era of the modern automobile, the most valuable U.S. car maker is not based in Detroit. That milestone is likely to be on the minds of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and GM Chief Executive Mary Barra as they and other CEOs visit the White House on Tuesday to discuss tax reform and infrastructure with President Donald...

  • WASHINGTON/ ABUJA, April 10- President Donald Trump's administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria's air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram, sources said on Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately...

  • WASHINGTON/ ABUJA, April 10- President Donald Trump's administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria's air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram, sources said on Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately...

  • CINOVEC, Czech Republic— A surge in global use of lithium, a key component in electric batteries, is leading to the revival of a centuries-long mining tradition in the Czech Republic's Ore Mountains. Its CEO Elon Musk has plans to build a "gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion batteries somewhere in Europe, on top of the $5 billion plant it's constructing in Nevada.

  • April 6- An attorney defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges told jurors on Wednesday that prosecutors introduced testimony about star golfer Phil Mickelson to cover up the weakness of their case. In a closing argument in Manhattan federal court, lawyer Barry Berke said prosecutors brought in evidence...

  • April 5- A U.S. prosecutor on Wednesday urged jurors in Manhattan federal court to convict Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters on insider trading charges, describing a pattern of "repeated conduct that can only be described as brazen." Attorney Brooke Cucinella said Walters' trading and phone records proved that he traded in Dean Foods Co stock based...

  • April 5- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday in a broad-based rally, spurred by private-sector employment data that blew past expectations and boosted investors' confidence in the strength of the economy. "The real driver of this leg up heading into earnings season is all about economic data," said Peter Kenny, senior market strategist at Global Markets Advisory Group,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- Before Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton was nominated to be head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, he communicated with more than a half dozen of President Donald Trump's transition representatives, including one whose company has a multi-million-dollar contract with the SEC, according to documents seen by Reuters.

  • MACAU, March 29- Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in Chinas gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers for more than a decade. Now the government has hearkened calls to reposition Macau as a tourism destination, with the number of international visitors growing 8...

  • 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...

  • VANCOUVER, March 28- Goldcorp Inc will team up with larger peer Barrick Gold Corp to work on developing gold mines in northern Chile, it said on Tuesday, as the industry starts to invest in new projects again. As part of a complex series of transactions costing Goldcorp about $445 million upfront, the Vancouver- based company has agreed to buy fellow Canadian miner...

  • VANCOUVER, March 28- Barrick Gold Corp and Goldcorp Inc, the world's No. 1 and No. 3 gold miners by value, have agreed to team up to potentially develop gold projects in northern Chile, Goldcorp said on Tuesday, as the industry starts to put money into growth again. In a complex series of transactions costing Goldcorp around $445 million upfront in cash and shares, the...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project. Most of Nevada's politicians question the long-term safety of the site and the transportation of radioactive waste through the state.

  • March 23- AT&T Inc said 17,000 workers in California and Nevada resumed work on Thursday, after going on a strike on Wednesday.