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China's devaluing of currency could reverberate globally

...value in recent months."It is a small step forward to accommodating market forces," said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the California State University's Smith School of Business.China's currency move unnerved global investors...
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Proposal to raise state minimum wage debated

...that would raise Alaska's minimum wage may sound good to voters but is "an infringement upon liberty," an economics professor said in debating the merits of the proposal."All the sudden, we have government telling us we can't choose...
UA system warns staff, students of pot use

...if they're in safety-oriented positions, according to Beam. "It seems like an overreaction," said UAS economics professor Brian Vander Naald. "Are they going to begin monitoring everything else we do in our time outside the university...
In the stacks: new nonfiction

...Copeland, and others, along with their life partners.The New Geography of Jobs, by Enrico Moretti. Moretti, an economics professor at UC Berkeley, argues that jobwise, America can be divided into three parts: innovation centers, former manufacturing...
Will Ohio's economic uptick be a boon for Obama?

...out of work and look to Mitt Romney for the answers?"Each side is selling a portrait," says James Brock, an economics professor at Miami University in Ohio. "For Obama, it's, 'Look, things are getting better, stick with me.' For...
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...stimulate a world-class economics department. Smith, 76, shared the Nobel Prize with Princeton University economics professor Daniel Kahneman. Smith is credited with pioneering experimental economics in the mid-1950s. He was the first...
Cities to push income tax

...somebody else pays, then this is the best tax," Powell said. Scott Goldsmith, a University of Alaska Anchorage economics professor, told conference attendees that the state would capture about 7 to 10 percent of the total amount of a sales tax...
PFD trims Alaska's income gap

...There is less wage disparity in the government work force than in corporate America, said Lee Huskey, an economics professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. "The top guys don't make that much more than those in the middle...
Report: PFD boosts Alaska births

...could be one of thousands of Alaskans who owe their lives to the Alaska Permanent Fund. In a new study, assistant economics professor Ashley Ahrens of the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau finds that the annual permanent fund dividend checks...
Best Bets: Try throat singers, family drama and 'Spaceship Earth'

...more Friday night event I'd like to suggest: a trippy trip inside the mind of University of Alaska Southeast economics professor Ashley Ahrens with his lecture, "The Economics of Spaceship Earth: Infinite Substitution or Malthusian Entropy...
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