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Borough economy has pros; cons

...economy, with regards to job growth, wages and housing, has both positive and negative aspects, according to the state economist Alyssa Rodrigues.Speaking at the Industry Outlook Forum at the Old Carrs Mall, Rodrigues said that the borough has fared...
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Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices fall

...mid-1988. The trans-Alaska pipeline system was just 10 years old in 1987.Caroline Schultz, a state labor department economist, doesn't expect a repeat with the current price drop. The economy is more mature today and diversified, with residents...

NEW YORK - When it comes to pregnancy and childrearing, behavioral economist Isabel V. Sawhill sees a cultural divide between the planners and the drifters.The senior fellow at the Brookings Institution...
Rich Lowry: Thank you, Jonathan Gruber

...The epic search of the Greek philosopher Diogenes for an honest man is finally over. His name is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist once known as an intellectual architect of Obamacare, although his status is being rapidly downgraded by the law's supporters...
Cal Thomas: Who are you calling stupid?

...Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you.Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft Obamacare. In a rare moment of unvarnished candor, Gruber told an audience last year at the University...
What others say: Russia a nation in decline something for which he is to blame, however."It is a completely new reality for him," said Sergei M. Guriev, an economist who chose exile last year."Whenever Russia wanted the oil price to go up, it has gone up," Guriev said. "He has always...
Cal Thomas: Iran nuclear talks like bargaining with the devil

...itself at a disadvantage.The latest, but by no means the only example of this denial, is found in the current issue of The Economist. In a special report titled "The Revolution is Over," the article says, "Iran has changed" and its "revolutionary...
Walker faced with widening deficit scenario

...spending plans. A revenue projection prepared by oil and gas consultant Brad Keithley and University of Alaska Anchorage economist Scott Goldsmith predicts that at lower oil prices the current year budget deficit could double to $3 billion if oil prices...
Kenai Peninsula economic outlook slowed, but steady

While job growth has risen steadily that past few years, a state economist predicts a slight decrease in job growth for the Kenai Peninsula in 2014.Alyssa Shanks, economist for the Alaska Department of Labor presented her projections at a...


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