Alaskans faced with the first recession in decades

Jul 13, 2016
The state has lost more than 2,000 jobs in the energy industry in the last year.
Since she was laid off from her job as a botanist at an oil and gas contractor, Rachel Mills has been working at restaurants in downtown Anchorage. 
Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk.

Depressing durable goods don't spell doom

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Jan 28, 2016
While manufacturing is slowing, the services side of the U.S. economy is vibrant.
A shopper looks around at Ikea.  
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How low oil prices are a drag on the economy

Jan 25, 2016
The damage to employers like Halliburton is greater than the benefit to consumers.

Lackluster profits create an earnings recession

Jan 21, 2016
That's when profits dip for two quarters in a row. What does that mean for us--and you?

OPEC will keep pumping it out

Dec 4, 2015
With a global oil glut and prices slipping, oil producers are in trouble.

So the trade deficit decreased. Is that good?

Nov 4, 2015
Not necessarily. Here's how the deficit reflects the full U.S. economy.

Canadians head to the polls with oil economy in mind

Oct 19, 2015
Some 36,000 people have lost jobs in Alberta’s energy sector this year.

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Oil industry cutbacks are a drag on U.S. economy

Jul 16, 2015
Companies are spending less on production and laying off thousands of workers.

The volatility of gasoline prices

Mar 4, 2015
Gas prices seem to decline more slowly than they recover