Economy

A senior manager made a pass at a new employee, then apparently realized his mistake and is giving her the cold shoulder instead. Should she be worried about retaliation?Lynne Curry
When you live in Alaska, where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge. And some are hoping to change that.Melissa Griffiths
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
Pressure to reduce bycatch has come from environmental groups, fishermen and politicians. In Southwest Alaska, where revenues depend almost entirely on fishing, even municipalities have begun to push the issue. John Messick | Bristol Bay Times
State and federal managers are turning to village residents to help plan what promises to be another summer of frustration, with restricted fishing in a region that depends on salmon as a main food source.Lisa Demer
The battle over an unexpected Cook Inlet gas discovery that could be worth $30 million in sales has led to a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to consider whether Southcentral ratepayers should benefit. Alex DeMarban
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.Nathaniel Herz
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
Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Oleg Kozhemyako as the acting governor of the petroleum-rich Sakhalin island region in Russia’s Far East after dismissing Alexander Khoroshavin, who was arrested earlier this month and accused of taking $5.6 million suspicion of bribery.Alaska Dispatch News
Shell’s Arctic oil spill response system -- damaged during a deployment test in 2012 -- is undergoing drills in waters near Bellingham, Washington, with federal officials observing the exercises.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers
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