Top News & Analysis Alaska

  • Sept 26- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue and boosted its earnings forecast for the year as its benefits from strong demand for its cruises in North America and Europe. Carnival said it now expects full-year adjusted earnings of $3.33- $3.37 per share, compared with its previous...

  • Sept 23- Alaska Air Group Inc agreed this week to give the U.S. Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America Inc, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said Friday. Alaska Airlines reached an understanding with the U.S. regulator earlier this year not to close the merger...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 418 rigs sought oil and 92 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas and Oklahoma each gained two rigs and Alaska, California, North Dakota and Pennsylvania each was up one. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Sept 23- Alaska Air Group Inc agreed this week to give the U.S. Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America Inc, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said Friday.

  • CORRECTED- ALASKA AIRLINES SPOKESWOMAN SAYS MERGER IS STILL ON TRACK TO CLOSE IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 4 TH QTR OF 2016.

  • ALASKA AIRLINES SPOKESMAN SAYS MERGER IS STILL ON TRACK TO CLOSE IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 4 TH QTR OF 2016.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Most every Alaskan will be just over a thousand dollars richer next month. Bill Walker's office on Friday announced the amount of this year's annual oil wealth check at $1,022. Bill Wielechowski and two former state senators sued the state, claiming Walker illegally vetoed Alaska Permanent Fund earnings required to be transferred to...

  • *Arbitrage to Asia emerges with Brent-WTI spread over $3/ bl. *Argus launches new indexes for U.S. crude delivered to Asia. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Asia's oil refiners can choose from a sprawling buffet of over 300 crudes from every continent except Antarctica as a combination of cheap freight and rising supplies leaves buyers overwhelmed by the variety of oil grades...

  • Research published this year found that Dungeness crab eggs and larvae collected from Puget Sound and exposed to higher levels of carbon dioxide— which increases ocean acidity— grew more slowly and larvae were more likely to die than those in less corrosive seawater. "They're so economically and ecologically important here on the West Coast," said Paul...

  • Starting Thursday, a new partnership with an Anchorage hospital will virtually beam critical care doctors 800 miles away to the emergency room on Unalaska Island, home to Dutch Harbor, the operations base for the Bering Sea crabbing fleet made famous by the Discovery Channel show "Deadliest Catch." "We are kind of mix-mashing everything together to try to make...

  • The railroad Tuesday will send two loaded 40- foot LNG containers from Anchorage to Fairbanks as part of a demonstration. It will also depend on whether Fairbanks Natural Gas LLC, a company providing Cook Inlet natural gas to about 1,000 customers in Fairbanks, will want to use the railroad as a shipper. Expansion of natural gas use is a longtime hope of Fairbanks...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. But they were up in some hotly contested states, such as Pennsylvania, where the rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. *United Russia party seen gaining larger majority. MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party won 44.5 percent in a parliamentary election on Sunday, an exit poll showed, slightly down on the last election but still enough to preserve the dominance of President Vladimir Putin's allies in...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's parliament in an election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. By 1700 GMT on Sunday, most polling...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • She joins Standing Rock Sioux members who have been here since April, people from other tribes and non-tribal members from as far away as Asia and Europe who've vowed to stay as long as it takes to block the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline's construction. But given North Dakota's brutally cold winters, people will need more than the campfires warming them...