US hiring surges as unemployment dips

...Growth is picking up even as major economies in Europe and Asia continue to struggle. On Thursday, the European Central Bank...S. job gains should help fuel more purchases of goods from Asia and Europe and strengthen their economies at least slightly...
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China leader snubs North Korea in visit to Seoul

...Beijing, entangled in hostile territorial disputes across Asia, may see an opportunity to boost its influence with the rare...second-largest economy, and South Korea, the fourth-biggest economy in Asia.The countries are in talks on a bilateral free trade agreement...
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My Turn: The next chapter of Alaska's energy legacy

...aspiration, thwarted multiple times by exorbitant development costs and a dearth of gas buyers. Recent and rising demand for LNG in Asia and around the world has together created the market to render that dream a reality. But first, Alaska will face a very important...
Colorful beetle find earns Fairbanks boy special title of 'collector'

...the beetle, which is a Beringian species. Commonly found in Asia, this species of beetle made it into North America when the...they made it into Alaska. They remain widely distributed in Asia and in Russia and a little bit into eastern Canada."They are...
From a glacial river to a salmon stream?

...arrival in Southeast Alaska. "There are growing indications we have more and more mercury in Alaska, probably mostly from Asia, as it's in coal," Nagorski said. Buma spoke about the fluctuating health of different trees' populations. Especially...
World Cup: 7 teams vying for 3 spots in 2nd round

...luck on the pitch.Venue: Brasilia. Kickoff 1 p.m. local time (noon in New York, 5 p.m. London, 1 a.m. Tokyo)ASIA'S LAST CHANCESouth Korea is the only Asian team that still has a chance to reach the second round, but to call it slim would...
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U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...threads of connections between America and Asia cross and re-cross on the loom of life...the nineteenth century, immigration from Asia (especially China) transformed America...previsioned America's relationship with Asia as clearly as Cassandra previsioned the...
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska's maritime industry

...Pacific makes Alaska the strategic linchpin for logistical, security and economic activity between North America, Europe and Asia. And our only designated National Highway System connector is the Alaska Marine Highway System.The sectors that drive our...
If Spain tinkers, Costa ready for World Cup chance

...key target for global brands," she said. "They will work hard to capture the attention of soccer fans in Latin America, Asia, Africa. The challenges (include the fact) that all the games are taking place in one place and the customers and marketers...
Africa's female business entrepreneurs take the lead

...N. agency's most recent survey, released last year, noted that this is unlike other regions, including South and East Asia, where informal employment for women tends to be concentrated in home-based, domestic work.Some of the food vendors in...
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