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My Turn: Competing religions at Christmas

...of Alaskans this Christmas are the state's economic problems. It's also a national story. Irwin Kellner, the chief economist at MarketWatch, wrote an opinion piece titled, "Are falling oil prices naughty or nice?" He offered an invisible...
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...fuel costs more here."Oil and oil products are not the same products or the same market," said John Tichotsky, chief economist at the Alaska Department of Revenue."Sometimes we get too focused on crude oil products," added petroleum economist...
Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014

...the North Slope for the fiscal year is calculated at 0.13 percent, or essentially zero, said John Tichotsky, chief economist in the Department of Revenue. The 2013 fiscal year had a decline of 8.2 percent.The 0.13 percent decline estimate...
US hiring surges as unemployment dips

...into the second half of the year, it helps the world economy because we're big consumers," said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services.The U.S. job gains in June were widespread. Factories added 16,000 workers, retailers...
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Improving US economy leads Fed to ease stimulus

...the Fed has been talking about," Scott Anderson, chief economist of Bank of the West. "It really seems like that's...economy is improving consistently, said John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo. And the Fed is "now recognizing...
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't

...percent more to reach 2.6 million, their 2002 level - "the last time the market was normal," says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders.For now, the industry is building faster than it's hiring. In...
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My Turn: Energy policy 2013: Alaskans should look 'north the the future'

...a true leader, prompting other states to look "North to the Future."? Thorning is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization advocating tax...
Decision not to rely on Alaska crude pays off for refiner

...A couple of years ago this would have been significant for us; it could have been real bad," Lynn Westfall, chief economist for Tesoro. "Now, the situation is more of a timing and logistics issue in getting the crude." Analysts don't...
Expert questions ANWR job claim

...knows more about job creation: the trade (unions) and the Teamsters or the Sierra Club?" he asked. John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, is standing by the 1990 study, which predicted ANWR oil production would lower...
Farm products languish on docks and ships at the University of California, Davis. Wholesale prices are already dropping for beef, said Chuck Lambert, chief economist for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. "Several of the cattle processors are reducing their purchases...


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