Business

A reader who's a contract flight attendant for a charter airline reports that since her best friend divorced the airline's chief pilot, he's had it out for her. What can she do to counter his bullying behavior? 

Lynne Curry
The mint-colored shack near Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage has reopened this summer as a snack-selling offspring of the Busy Beans coffee shop tucked in Government Hill.Tegan Hanlon
Margaret Pohjola is a shareholder in the Bethel-based Native corporation, and has worked as an accountant for Cook Inlet Tribal Council, NANA and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. has acquired API, an independent oil field service company that tests and inspects pipelines on the North Slope and in Houston, Texas.Alaska Dispatch News
My boss asked if I’d like to own my own business. I asked, “What’s the catch?” He said there wasn’t one and that if I became a franchisee, it would be a win for him and for me.Lynne Curry
After years of losses, the Alaska Board of Agriculture is taking first steps toward evaluating whether a Mat-Su slaughterhouse can be effectively privatized.Zaz Hollander
The CEO of Matanuska Telephone Association is leaving that position after 40 years with the telecommunications cooperative and about 15 years at its helm.  Zaz Hollander
As local governments wrestle with economic worries, they're looking for new sources of revenue, and the tobacco tax is increasingly becoming an attractive option that's palatable to voters as well.Jeannette Lee Falsey

The mint-colored shack near Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage has reopened this summer as a snack-selling offspring of the Busy Beans coffee shop tucked in Government Hill.

Tegan Hanlon
A 32-mile railroad line across Point MacKenzie isn't built yet and has no funding for next year, but the state has already paid more than $8 million in varying per-acre rates to nine farmers in the train's path. Zaz Hollander