Archive of: Finance

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Alaska Air continues run with $149M record quarter May Issue 1 2015

Alaska Air continues run with $149M record quarter

Growth, efficient operations and lower fuel prices helped Alaska Air Group Inc. turn a record profit of $149 million in the first quarter, the company announced April 23.

April Issue 4 2015

Finance Committee defends cuts amid bleak budget

The budget crisis the state of Alaska is facing is not understood by the public, state Senate leaders said April 21. The state is facing budget deficits approaching $4 billion a year with the prospect that Alaska’s main cash reserves will be drained in two years.

April Issue 4 2015

EYE ON WALL STREET: International equity markets rally

April Issue 2 2015

Banks seek to expand portfolios in stable fishing industry

The rationalization of federal fisheries has created a healthier environment for Alaska banks to underwrite commercial fishing industry loans.

March Issue 4 2015

Northrim leads 11% growth for state banks

Alaska’s banks had a healthy 2014 in spite of the nervousness over falling oil prices, spurred by increased consumer market confidence and commercial construction.

Budget battle on as deficit defies cuts March Issue 4 2015

Budget battle on as deficit defies cuts

Does Alaska have a revenue problem or a spending problem?

March Issue 4 2015

EYE ON WALL STREET: Stocks rally, bonds sell off in February