Groundfish harvest boosts seafood employment

ANCHORAGE - State labor economists have reported that plentiful groundfish harvests last year contributed...has been the best year for groundfish employment since 2000," economist Joshua Warren told KTUU-TV. Warren is the author of the report...
Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

...ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist said the damage could have been worse.Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economist Neal Fried told the Alaska Dispatch News Wednesday that he would...
Princeton economist wins Nobel

...inequality and economic growth.The Princeton University economist's research has raised doubts about sweeping increase in the sales tax on food."He's an economist's economist," said Dani Rodrik, a Harvard colleague. Deaton...
Nation and World
Young women live with M & D like it's 1940

...different world for women now, though, despite the "return to the past, statistically speaking," says Richard Fry, a senior economist at Pew.Fry says young women are staying home now because they are half as likely to be married as they were in 1940 and...
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Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit

...rural areas with high costs of living and limited job opportunities, the dividend can be an important part of their income, economists say.In 2013, when the dividend was $900, it accounted for as much as 3.6 percent of the per-capita income in western...
Job creator or job killer? A look at Pacific trade deal Asia-Pacific markets would likely be offset by jobs lost to increased competition.Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist for IHS Global Insight, says Vietnam would be a big winner as tariffs on garment exports to the United States would disappear...
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Ohio vote leaves pot's future in question its defeat, and a leading voice in the mainstream legalization movement said that sent an important national message. Economists more likely would have considered the growing site setup an oligopoly, a not-so-voter-friendly word."The silver...
Nation and World
Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

...Index for September. Inflation has been so low this year that economists say there is little chance the September numbers will produce...It's a very high probability that it will be zero," said economist Polina Vlasenko, a research fellow at the American Institute...
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Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

...40 percent of the fishery's value."The first wholesale prices are a better indicator," said Andy Wink, a fisheries economist with the Juneau-based McDowell Group. "That is typically defined as the value of the product when it leaves Alaska...
Miners gather seeking bright spots

...convention itself, Crockett said the Tuesday luncheon talk on the state's fiscal gap, by Northrim Bank president Joe Beedle and economist Mark Edwards, will be important. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott will speak at noon Wednesday on Alaska-Canada transboundary...


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