12.10.2009 - Fairbanks merchants soak up Permanent Fund cash
From Newsminer.com: Compeau’s was fully staffed on Saturday with salesmen ready to sell boats and snowmachines, even though there wasn’t a snowflake in sight and moose hunting season is long over. It’s no accident. Saturday marked the first weekend after $1,305 Permanent Fund Dividend checks were deposited into Alaskans’ bank accounts. Or, as it’s known in the snowmachine business, Early Christmas.......................Full Article: Source