|From ADN: Will the sinking U.S. economy scuttle Alaskans' Permanent Fund dividend checks too? The dollar signs sure look grim. The fund has lost $9 billion over the past four months.
Right now, the fund's market value is more than $1 billion under the total amount deposited in the Permanent Fund over the past 32 years. This year is one of only two in the fund's history -- the same thing also happened in 2003 -- that the fund's value has dipped below the sum of its deposits..... Full Article: Source