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Taking a bite out of 'chew'

...electronic cigarettes to its designations of "tobacco-related products," which are currently taxed at 45 percent of retail price.At a Feb. 2 Assembly meeting, 17-year-old Jordyn Vinje said she had noticed a significant increase in the use...
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...government's efforts to end Japan's deflation.China and emerging Asian economiesThe Chinese government adjusts retail prices in line with the global market. As a result, Beijing has cut prices repeatedly this year. On Friday, the highest...
Optimal Economic Policy for the Regulation of the Fishing Industry in Alaska

...Trends" published by Oklahoma State University states, "Since 2001, beef is the only meat to experience increased retail prices after accounting for inflation." Although most Americans still prefer beef, the increase in cost, especially in...
American oil companies call for end to export ban have a bigger effect on individual refinery profits than on consumer prices."It probably doesn't change the retail price at the pump, but it may change the incentive for refiners," says Kevin Book, managing director at ClearView Energy...
Plan would convert natural gas to electricity

...diesel fuel bought by the nonprofit cooperative last year was $4.27, triple what it was in 2002, she said. The retail price in rural villages is $6 to $10 a gallon, she said.For the poorest rural residents, home energy costs absorbed...
Juneau will pay dearly for Wal-Mart

...forbids workers to unionize. Seventy percent of Wal-Mart's inventory comes from Chinese suppliers. By slashing retail prices below cost, Wal-Mart can crush local grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, and other retailers and then...
Magazine explores Juneau

...The book will be available from Alaska Geographic and at Hearthside Books by the middle of June, Rennick said. The retail price is $24.95. Masha Herbst can be reached at .
Why are gas prices so high in town?

Oil is down 18.5 percent from its July highs, gas futures are down 34.6 percent and the national average retail price at the pump has fallen 15 percent to $2.58 a gallon. How is it even remotely possible that gas prices at Safeway...
Surge in oil supply drives down prices

...fuel. Sound off on the important issues at And on the day before Thanksgiving, a busy day for motorists, the average retail price of gasoline stood at $2.23 a gallon, three cents above last year. The Energy Department's weekly petroleum report...
Seattle man has high hopes for new sled

...If you can lay down, you can go down - it's that simple." He plans to sell the sleds starting next winter. The retail price will be $300 - about 10 times the cost of an average sled. But he believes his creation will foster a new crop of...


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