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April 17, 2017 - 10:38 am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That's down three points from 71 in March,...
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April 17, 2017 - 10:00 am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That's down three points from 71 in March,...
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April 17, 2017 - 5:38 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a halt to work on a major steel plant, citing environmental and other concerns. The Vietnam-based Hoa Sen Group last year announced plans to build a $10.6 billion complex with an annual capacity of 16 million tons of steel. But a...
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April 17, 2017 - 5:31 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a halt to work on a major steel plant, citing environmental and other concerns. The Vietnam-based Hoa Sen Group last year announced plans to build a $10.6 billion complex with an annual capacity of 16 million tons of steel. But a...
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April 17, 2017 - 5:23 am
PARIS (AP) — The International Chamber of Commerce is holding an arbitration hearing over Russian magnate Sergei Pugachev's claims for $12 billion from Russia, part of a long-running battle with President Vladimir Putin's government. Russia accuses Pugachev of embezzlement, while Pugachev alleges...
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A man stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 17, 2017. Asian shares were mixed Monday amid continuing worries about tensions on the Korean Peninsula, while Hong Kong and Australian markets were closed for the Easter holidays. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 17, 2017 - 4:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a visit to South Korea, warned that U.S. patience with Pyongyang has run out. Many global markets were closed for Easter holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Markets were closed in France, Germany and Britain. U.S. shares...
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Graphic shows amount of taxes sent to federal government by state in 2016,; 2c x 7 inches; 96.3 mm x 177 mm;
April 17, 2017 - 3:21 am
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 2. Delaware: $16.322 3. Minnesota: $14.624 4. Massachusetts: $...
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In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2013, from Air Force One, with then-President Barack Obama aboard, shows the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, downtown Washington and Ronald Reagan National Airport during the president's return from a day trip to Minneapolis before landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2017 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a lot. Last year, the District of Columbia paid...
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In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2013, from Air Force One, with then-President Barack Obama aboard, shows the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, downtown Washington and Ronald Reagan National Airport during the president's return from a day trip to Minneapolis before landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2017 - 3:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are preparing to meet the Tuesday deadline for filing their federal income tax returns. Data from the IRS and the Census Bureau show that three states — Delaware, Minnesota and Massachusetts — on average paid the most per person in federal income, payroll and estate...
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In this Sunday, April 16, 2017 photo, workers prepare to load cables at a building construction site as a propaganda banner reads "The Party Secretary General Xi Jinping" on display at the Central Business District in Beijing. China's economic growth ticked higher to 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. The official data released Monday, April 17, 2017, show that the world's second-biggest economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the January-March period compared with the previous quarter's 6.8 percent expansion (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 17, 2017 - 2:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economic recovery is gaining traction, with growth rising to its fastest pace in over a year in January-March. The 6.9 percent annual pace of expansion for the world's second-largest economy, reported Monday, surpassed economists' forecasts and was an improvement from a 6.8...
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