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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...
Oil on wild ride; how will it end?

...from $32 to $108 by December."There are many more laps to come on this roller coaster," said Judith Dwarkin, chief economist at ITG Investment Research.As oil bounces up and down, so will the price of gasoline, diesel and other fuels. Almost...
Economists forecast fair outlook for state and nation

Economists predicted slow and steady growth for...Pat Burden, president and principle economist of Anchorage-based Northern Economics...Schlossberg, who is vice president and senior economist for Wells Capital Management. "We are...

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...
ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska's venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate.Goldsmith is well-known for his study of Alaska fiscal...
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...
What others say: Russia a nation in decline

...against the dollar so far this year. Economists predict that inflation may soon reach...Russian people, is another prediction by economists: Capital flight is expected to reach...him," said Sergei M. Guriev, an economist who chose exile last year."Whenever...
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...
Unretirement - is it for you

...California, and Texas combined. That's a lot of retirees, and a fortune paid out in benefits. For quite some time, though, economists and pessimists have expressed doubts that Social Security will even be around then. Others bemoan the amount of retirement...
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Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...November.On the oil price outlook, Walker said state petroleum economists believe it will take some time for prices to nudge up...near-term price estimates are conservative, she said. State economists have assigned a 60 percent confidence level to the estimates...


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