12.10.2009 - Fairbanks merchants soak up Permanent Fund cash
From Newsminer.com: Compeauís was fully staffed on Saturday with salesmen ready to sell boats and snowmachines, even though there wasnít a snowflake in sight and moose hunting season is long over. Itís no accident. Saturday marked the first weekend after $1,305 Permanent Fund Dividend checks were deposited into Alaskansí bank accounts. Or, as itís known in the snowmachine business, Early Christmas.......................Full Article: Source