Economy

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is investigating the thorny question of whether there would be benefit in transferring the management of the transmission grid to an independent operator.

Alan Bailey | Petroleum News
Former state lawmaker and current president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska John Binkley said the industry expects a 3 percent increase in cruise passengers in Alaska this year, for about 1 million total.Associated Press
Each year more than one-third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery.Laine Welch
The Pebble Partnership is auctioning off surplus equipment ahead of another season of little to no work at its site north of Iliamna. Hannah Colton | Bristol Bay Times
The federal crystal ball presents some stark outcomes for Alaska. In one forecast, Alaska oil and gas production breaks its decades-long decline. In another, each dries up entirely.Eric Lidji | Petroleum News
Scott Goldsmith said his plan could help Alaska weather a fiscal crisis brought on by the collapse in oil prices without the need for new taxes.  Alex DeMarban
The head of the nonprofit that promotes Anchorage through its "Live. Work. Play." and "Big Wild Life" campaigns has renewed his contract for an additional three years.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Formerly the Kodiak Launch Complex, the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska is looking to broaden its customer base and put a failed rocket launch in August of last year behind it.Roni Toldanes | Kodiak Daily Mirror
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
 A ruling by the city of Seattle may throw a wrench into Shell's Arctic drilling plans but won't keep the company from boring two new wells in the Chukchi Sea this summer, a top executive vowed Tuesday.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Houston Chronicle