Business

A poll commissioned by the Rasmuson Foundation finds that Alaskans are rattled by the state's fiscal crisis and believe its time to introduce new revenues, including a statewide sales tax or limiting the annual Permanent Fund dividend checks. Alex DeMarban
The U.S. Coast Guard says it is fining five Greenpeace protesters $5,000 each for dangling from a bridge over the Willamette River and blocking a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling operation.Associated Press
A report by a pro-business think tank explains why Alaska LNG is the project the state needs to exclusively support. Alex DeMarban
A key emergency response vessel arrived at Royal Dutch Shell’s drill site in the Arctic Ocean Tuesday night, inching forward the oil giant’s plans for digging an exploratory well this summer.Asaf Shalev
The iconic Spenard bar is changing ownership, and with it, getting rid of memorabilia dating back years. Like all yard sales, there are some interesting finds -- and some junk.Suzanna Caldwell
A small fish processor is trying to reboot a salad shrimp fishery in the Southeast Alaska town of Petersburg by exporting the small shellfish to Scandinavia. Sean Doogan
Should Alaskans be the only ones allowed to invest in marijuana businesses? What distance should be mandated between a school and a marijuana establishment? The Marijuana Control Board tackled these questions and more during the second day of its August meeting.Laurel Andrews
Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.88, or 4 percent, to settle at $43.08 a barrel in New York on Tuesday, its lowest close since March of 2009.Associated Press
A $27 million tax credit payment from the state is needed to help keep Miller Energy Resources, an Alaska oil and gas producer, out of bankruptcy. Alex DeMarban
In the most comprehensive set of regulations yet, Alaska's Marijuana Control Board unveiled proposals for types of cannabis cultivation licenses, testing and packaging requirements, and a proposal to ban social clubs.Laurel Andrews