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Alaska Air Group starts 2014 with another record profit

...Journal of Commerce.Tilden said to investors that Standard and Poor's, which recently increased the company's credit rating to BB+, also recently commented that Alaska Airlines, which drives Air Group financials, has the "strongest financial...
Senate committee moves amendment for student loans

...proposed amendment would allow a cost-effective way for financing state education loans by leveraging Alaska's AAA credit rating.Diane Barrans, executive director of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, said if the amendment is...
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Why you should care about latest govt budget fight

...Even the threat of a default had big ramifications in the summer of 2011, when the stock market dropped, the U.S. credit rating was downgraded (making future borrowing potentially more expensive), consumer confidence slipped and businesses...
Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner, heads to AHFC

...under Butcher's "outstanding leadership," the tax cut became reality, the state achieved and maintained a high credit rating and the Revenue department implemented a "more reasoned and accurate long-term oil production forecast.""I look...
House passes in-state gas pipeline bill

...Dubler, AGDC vice president and chief financial officer, had told the House Finance Committee that the state's credit rating could suffer if the state failed to recapitalize a proposed reserve fund to help AGDC meet its debt obligations. It's...
Effort to overturn oil tax reform is bad for Alaska overturn SB21 oil tax reform. They are telling Alaskans that oil tax reform will cause a downgrade of Alaska's credit rating; they are telling Alaskans that oil tax reform will threaten the very existence of the Permanent Fund; they are telling...
Strategies to prepare Alaska for the economic marathon

...Alaska will be impacted. At present, according to Moody's (, the state of Alaska has AAA, stable credit rating but with a relatively high liability ranking based on income and population as a result of the state's petroleum...
Hundreds of millions in bonds on Nov.6 ballot

...R-Anchorage, said he's heard some talk radio rumbles that it's not a good idea to go into more debt."But I think our credit rating is still very good," Meyer said. "I'd like to see it pass."UAA economics professor Steve Colt said interest...
OK - Let's work together now earn those precious pieces of parchment. That school debt can follow them the rest of their lives, ruin their credit rating, and hang over their heads. We should be doing everything we can to make it easier, not harder, to pursue higher...
Murkowski signs prison law, vetoes money for it

...recognition that issuing bonds now could jeopardize our credit rating is something we need to take very seriously," Murkowski...Murkowski that a bond issue would affect the state's credit rating. "It will not drop. There's no reason for it to...


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