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Budget officials grilled on 10-year plan

...with the billions of dollars in increased costs the Legislature is anticipating or discussing.John Boucher, a senior economist with the Office of Management and Budget, said it's challenging to look out five years and project what Medicaid...
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Alaska economic forecast: partly cloudy/sunny

...the second highest year on record."Can't break records every year," said Marcus Hartley vice president and senior economist for Northern Economics. Hartley spoke in Juneau Thursday with Executive Director of the World Trade Center Alaska...
Retailers report best sales growth since March

...conditions and the overall economy."This is bit of a head scratcher," said Mark Vitner, a Wells Fargo Securities senior economist. "This runs counter to most of the other data related to the consumer."But Roxane Battle Morrison, 50, said...
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Student debt affect 1 in 5 households By HOPE YEN

...the lowest-income fifth of households are the ones experiencing the greatest stresses," said Richard Fry, a senior economist at Pew who analyzed the numbers.Noting that college enrollment has continued to climb since 2010, Fry added...
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Alaskans receive among highest federal paybacks

...New Jersey gets the lowest return on its federal taxes, at 62 cents per dollar. Scott Moody, the foundation's senior economist, said Alaska ranks near the list's top because of a proportionately large number of federal employees and an unusually...
Juneau Empire Story Archive rise to inflation. ``Higher productivity is an unmitigated good for the economy,'' said Stan Shipley, senior economist at Merrill Lynch, noting that the rise in productivity came along with a drop in labor costs. ``Inflation just...
'Sliding scale' to be introduced to bill that revamps state oil taxes

...they support the 20 percent rate because it leaves producers enough leeway to explore on their leases. Econ One Senior Economist Barry Pulliam said a 25 percent tax rate coupled with high prices would not deter investment. "If every one of...
Economist predicts Juneau to avoid major unemployment

During a recent visit to Juneau, Ameriprise Senior Economist Russell Price sat down for an interview with the...Prior to joining Ameriprise Financial, Price was the senior economist for H&R Block Financial Advisors for seven years...
Alaska economic outlook good for 2012

...communities and jobs," according to an Alaska World Trade Center announcement. Jonathan King, the principal and senior economist from Northern Economics reported on the Alaska's major industries and industry contribution to the state's economy...
Parnell asks for new gas tax suspension

...contribution to savings, which would be diminished somewhat by suspending the tax, according to John Boucher, senior economist with the Office of Management and Budget. The plan won some quick praise from Alaska legislators. "Anything we...


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