My Turn: Ax the timber budget

...the region. The state's Southeast timber program expenditures already significantly exceed its receipts. This is what economists call a "net loss." On the federal side, immoderate Democrats and unconservative Republicans allocate tens of millions...
China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

...and China moved. ... That's not an argument against this trade agreement."Still, Jared Bernstein, who served as an economist for Vice President Joe Biden, believes the trade agreement should contain currency enforcement provisions.He said in an...
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Alaska unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent last month

...month, unchanged since January. But a state labor department economist says the downward trend in the rate since last fall may not...September implementation of new work search requirements.Economist Caroline Schultz says there could be an increase in claim...
Northrim: Oil tax credits will pay off

Times may be tough now, but Northrim Bank officials and economists say the sky is not falling - investments in oil will pay off. Northrim President and CEO Joe Beedle, Senior Vice President Mark...
My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...course, it doesn't). We've got to manage this limited resource intelligently. It's supposedly why accountants and economists help develop government budgets. "A budget is more than just a set of numbers" Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) recently said...
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Noting a slower economy, Fed no closer to a rate hike

...moderately.David Jones, an economist who has written several books...economy's recent slowdown, many economists had thought the first rate...Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said...depressing profits. .Still, economists say many people who are now...
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...Empire, "Walker administration won't revisit SB21," attributed a quote about bond ratings to Department of Revenue Chief Economist John Tichotsky, when it should have been attributed to DOR Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck. The article also said Sen. Cathy...
Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B

...drained, a University of Alaska Anchorage economist said Monday in a forum hosted by the...back to $5.5 billion, an amount the economist says the state can afford, the Anchorage...hopes to save," he said.Halcro and economist Jonathan King of Northern Economics Inc...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Funding early childhood education is like putting oil in our pipeline

...economic outcomes not just for children, but also for their families and their communities.Research from University of Chicago economist and Nobel laureate James Heckman, for example, has shown that every dollar invested in high-quality early childhood programs...
My Turn: Numbers that speak volumes

...What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if income distribution was the same as it was in 1979? Harvard economist Larry Summers in an article written for the Financial Times (Jan. 18, 2015) concludes that families in the bottom 80 percent...


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