Alaska

The 5 States With No Sales Tax

This article was updated on Oct. 17, 2014. All 50 states make different choices about where they get the tax revenue they need in...

Identity Thief Accidentally Sends Victims His Loot

A tip for identity thieves: When you buy a bunch of pricey merchandise with a stolen card number, make sure you don't ship the loot to your victims. That's evidently what happened to one Alaska couple. First their debit card was hacked to the tune of $5,000. Then, the packages began arriving.

Travelers Tired of the Unfriendly Skies Should Skip These Airlines

Air travelers will encounter all the usual struggles this holiday season: confusing ticket prices and hidden fees; crying babies and misbehaving children; lost bags and delayed flights. But there's one thing they can avoid, if they pick the right airlines: rude employees.

The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

When deciding where to live in retirement, people usually consider climate, cost of living, and proximity to friends, family, and their favorite activities. Well, state and local taxes should play a role in the choice to, because they'll surely have an impact on your finances.

Are Swing States Doing Better at Retirement Savings Than the Rest?

When it comes to the economy, we tend to focus on our personal financial health -- things like how well our retirement savings are doing. Investment advisory firm FutureAdvisor's state-by-state breakdown sheds some interesting light on where people are getting ahead, and where they're falling behind.

The 5 Richest and 5 Poorest States in America

Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year in 2011, the Census Bureau reports -- falling more than 8% below its 2007 pre-recession peak. But some states are faring far better than the average -- and, of course, some are faring far worse.

Alaskans to Get $878 in Yearly Oil Wealth Payout

Buy an iPhone 5 or replace the leaky rain gutters? Splurge or save? Ah, the tough choices that befall Alaskans every year, when they get their dividend checks from the state's oil savings account just for living here.

BP May Face $21 Billion in Fines Over 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The Justice Department is charging BP with gross negligence for its reckless actions related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. If the charges stick, BP could face fines up to $21 billion. Can the company survive such a financial and PR nightmare?

The Global 500: No Borders, No Boundaries

Despite financial turmoil in Europe and disasters in Japan, the world's largest corporations had record profits and revenue in 2011. Where on Earth will the growth come from next?

Super Tuesday: What It Could Mean for Your Wallet

There are more than 400 delegates up for grabs across 10 states in the Super Tuesday GOP presidential primaries. While the votes are being tallied, we offer this outline of the business and money policy positions of frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum:

Report: Alaska Pipeline to Reopen

Oil prices rose modestly, after spiking by almost $2 a barrel earlier Monday, on reports that an Alaskan pipeline that was shut down Saturday because of an oil leak will reopen within days.

In the New Gold Rush, Equipment Suppliers May Strike It Rich

The uncertain economy, high unemployment, and near record high prices for gold are luring droves of dreamers to the gold fields. But while some prospectors may find their fortunes, the biggest beneficiaries of the new gold rush will probably be the suppliers who support the intrepid ore-hunters.

For Recession Victims, Gold Mining Pans Out

It's not hard to see why Gold Rush: Alaska, the Discovery Channel's new series on present-day gold prospectors has hit pay dirt. More than just a part of American history, panning for gold in the field can be a reasonable option for some unemployed.

Former U.S. Senator Dies in Alaska Plane Crash

Former Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (pictured) and Sean O'Keefe, a former NASA Administrator, are among the missing following a plane crash in Alaska last night. Details are sketchy, but reports say five of the nine passengers perished.

Discovery Says Sarah Palin's TV Show Is 'Not Political'

Despite the Discovery Communications chief's defense, Palin's weak environmental record fits unnaturally with the company's pro-nature programming. Money seems to be the only thing green about the pairing, and the decision has angered many.