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Few jobs and little hope, but rural Russia sticks with Putin

...Galich goes to Moscow," Shatunov said.But with the economic downturn, aggravated by Western sanctions and flagging energy prices, jobs are more difficult to come by, even in Moscow. Shatunov spent April to October last year outside Moscow...
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Power plant rules spark climate fight

...said the rules "run over state governments, will throw countless people out of work and increases everyone's energy prices."Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz questioned whether climate change is really occurring."I'm saying the data...
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Fed is moving toward rate hike, but just when still unclear

...But in its statement, the Fed seemed to suggest that inflation might soon move back up to its target rate: It said energy prices, which have tumbled in the past year and have held down overall inflation, "appear to have stabilized."The Fed...
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Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town clean, and to keep it nice." ENERGY COSTSOther people have left town because their bills were so high. When energy prices increased to 54 cents a kilowatt, a lot of people left, Demmert said. Food and diesel for furnaces is expensive...
Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

...GVEA vice president of transmission and distribution. "But it just came out too high because of the logistics."Energy prices in Fairbanks are some of the highest on the Railbelt at 20 cents a kilowatt-hour. In comparison, the cost to produce...
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

...Moreover, it doesn't protect Alaska from swings in energy prices.The trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline will provide...cities and nations are turning to natural gas for energy. Prices will rise, and Alaska should not subject itself to...
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects a shorter commute to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley a more pressing need than, say, doing something about high energy prices in the Interior and rural communities? Natural gas line projects could provide a big payoff both in revenue, jobs...
Noting a slower economy, Fed no closer to a rate hike

...fallen even farther from the 2 percent target as tumbling energy prices and a surging dollar have reduced prices.The statement...described as rising strongly, in part reflecting lower energy prices. It also mentioned that the housing recovery remained...
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Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

...reserves exist that could stabilize energy prices and help the economy overall...sources of energy that can stabilize energy prices, that's a win-win for business...helps the economy by lowering energy prices."Scott Ross, associate director...
My Turn: SB21 is risky business the companies to produce North Slope oil.SB21 is not robust enough to effectively handle large variations in energy prices without exposing Alaska to tremendous risk. It is fiscal conservatives that should be objecting to SB21. No business...


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