Economy

From malls in Hawaii to a luxe office tower in Manhattan, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has amassed a surprising collection of real estate. Its latest new market? Europe.

Jeannette Lee Falsey

From malls in Hawaii to a luxe office tower in Manhattan, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has amassed a surprising collection of real estate. Its latest new market? Europe.

Alaska Dispatch News
If the recent past is any guide, the most common surnames among Permanent Fund dividend applicants will be Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones. About 20,000 applicants gave one of those five last names a year ago.Dermot Cole
Alaskans have left behind an estimated $5.7 million in unclaimed refunds, according to the IRS. About half of the refunds are believed to be worth more than $795.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A financial tracking website said Alaska's high crime rate, expensive housing and bad weather are all contributing factors in the city's third-worst U.S. ranking for places in which to retire.Sean Doogan
With the state missing its steady revenue of recent years, Alaska legislators are searching for unspent pots of money in other programs as they seek to keep their favorite ones alive.Pat Forgey
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to permanently protect 675,000 acres from possible mining within the Fortymile Mining District in Alaska's eastern Interior.Sean Doogan
Created by voters in 1976, the Alaska Permanent Fund, which has grown to more than $50 billion, will play a major role in the future finances of the state. But just what form it will take remains to be seen. One thing is clear: the collapse in oil prices stands to intensify the debate. Part 3 in a series. Dermot Cole
Attorneys for the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine want to force an Internet services provider to preserve emails from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics.Associated Press
A nearly $2.3 million loan from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority will provide long-term financing of a new building along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway that already houses a Petco store.Zaz Hollander