Economy

The latest jobless numbers show that Alaska’s economy is essentially stable despite low oil prices and looming cuts to state spending.

Jeannette Lee Falsey
Construction season has begun in Anchorage, with little sign that the dramatic year-long slide in oil prices has discouraged the building of new homes or the renovation of older ones.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A company that once operated a Sitka bottled-water plant but switched its focus to bulk exports says it has confirmed water buyers in drought-stricken California. Yereth Rosen
HB 179 would allow schools, senior centers, hospitals, child care centers and other facilities to accept and serve fish, game, plants and eggs that are donated by subsistence and sport users.Laine Welch
The Alaska Railroad says supplying oilfield activity on Alaska's North Slope helped offset revenue losses in 2014 from the closure of the North Pole refinery.Associated Press
There's not much good news for Alaska in the state's newly released spring revenue forecast, but things should get substantially better in 2020. Alex DeMarban
The plunge in oil prices that has forced the state into spending billions in savings is temporary, according to Mark Edwards, Northrim economist, in a presentation on ThursdayJeannette Lee Falsey
The old Swanson’s grocery store in Bethel will become the new-old Swanson’s, or at least that’s what people are calling it for now.Lisa Demer
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
Addressing concerns over his gas line proposal, Gov. Bill Walker says a project serving as a backup to AKLNG is needed in part to ensure the state isn't locked into a bad long-term deal with the oil industry. Alex DeMarban