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Eye on Wall Street: Global multi-speed expansion to continue

Hoffbeck took roundabout path to Revenue commissioner

AEDC: Retail growth signals a strong economy

Improving economy boosts consumer confidence in Dec.

EYE ON WALL STREET: Stocks and bonds rallied as oil prices sank in November

Business outlook positive amid oil price drop

“Slow and steady” was the motto for most of Alaska’s banks and credit unions in the third quarter. Total assets grew 3 percent combined at five of the major state banks for the quarter. Similar asset growth was 5.9 percent year-over-year.
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Anchorage office market hesitant, retail future bright

Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

It’s a seeming paradox: Oil prices are still sliding as North Slope crude closed at about $55 per barrel Jan. 6, but this year’s winter construction season is shaping up to be one of the strongest ever. Industry employment, the most reliable indicator of activity, set new records in October and November, according to data from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Uncertain year for mega-projects as Walker halts spending

Oil price collapse overshadowed 2014 politics

The collapse of oil prices sent shock waves through state government and Alaska’s business community late in the year. Prices dropped from $110 per barrel in July to about $56 per barrel in mid-December. State revenues, about 90 percent dependent on oil taxes and royalties, are now estimated to be about half of what was predicted earlier, about $2.5 billion in unrestricted general fund revenue, down from about $5 billion.

Knik bridge study indicates minimal population impact

Other than changing the view to the north, the Knik Arm Crossing would not impact the look of Anchorage much at all, even in the long term, according to the latest study of the proposed bridge released Dec. 8.
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Archive » Real Estate

Anchorage office market hesitant, retail future bright

Anchorage commercial real estate market going strong

United Way launches effort to address housing shortage

United Way launches effort to address housing shortage

United Way Anchorage is spearheading a collaborative effort to attack Anchorage’s housing woes.
Building sector maintains gains from 2013

Building sector maintains gains from 2013

Crews are busy across Alaska as the summer building season is in full swing.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Healthy small businesses can solve state housing crisis

Ravens’ Roost offers new way of living

Ravens’ Roost offers new way of living

Want new neighbors? A small group of Anchorage residents does and they are developing a neighborhood new to Alaska: cohousing.
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