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Friday, October 14 2011

Hawaii foreclosure notices are down sharply. But is it a new Hawaii law or a change in bank thinking? Howard Dicus of Hawaii News Now has that story and more in today's statewide business news.

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Shoulder season is sturdy in the west, shrugging in the east.

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Hawaii new jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

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Monday, May 2 2011

Hawaii lawmakers stayed up late Friday night making decisions on which taxes to raise. From Hawaii News Now Howard Dicus reports.

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Southwest Airlines begins a new era this week that could include flights to Hawaii. From Hawaii News Now Howard Dicus reports.

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Hawaii first quarter car sales were up 4% from last year - less than dealers expected. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Friday, April 29 2011

The newest report on Hawaii visitor spending shows big increases. From Hawaii News Now Howard Dicus reports.

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Hawaii is getting a merger... of museums. From Hawaii News Now Howard Dicus reports.

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American Airlines said it was trimming its route network - now it says it will trim its service to Hawaii. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Thursday, April 28 2011

The Hawaii Tourism Marketing Roadshow is in Washington D.C. today. From Hawaii News Now Howard Dicus reports.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a golden week. From Hawaii News Now Howard Dicus reports.

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Some native-Hawaiian entrepreneurs hope to develop geothermal energy in New Zealand. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Wednesday, April 27 2011

•Hawaiian Airlines made a profit in the first quarter. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Central Pacific Bank is back in the black. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•With most HGEA bargaining units approving new contracts, what happens next? Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Monday, April 25 2011

•Alaska Airlines says it will boost capacity 8 or 9% this year. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Fare increases by U.S. airlines are now being matched by fuel increases by foreign carriers. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Japan arrivals are down sharply - but not as much as feared - and we're starting to get reports to suggest why. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Friday, April 22 2011

•We've finally got a mainland airline posting a profit, and its one Hawaii cares about. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Hawaii unemployment remains lower than last year, but last week it worsened a little. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Hawaii Hotels are still selling more rooms at higher prices than last week, but Oahu leads at the moment. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Thursday, April 21 2011

•The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing some of Hawaii's largest farming operations. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Central Pacific Bank Executive Chairman John Dean has finally assumed the title CEO. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•You can expect to pay still more to fly to the mainland. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Wednesday, April 20 2011

•Hawaii has got its first electric car charging network. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Mainland investors are buying a local biofuel company. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Hawaii arrivals by air are back into positive territory, compared to this point last year. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Tuesday, April 19 2011

•Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery on its fourth new Airbus jetliner. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•A local fish company is expanding its operations on Maui. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•A Hawaii company is first in the world to do FDA trials on a new method of regenerating tissue. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Monday, April 18 2011

•The Aloha for Japan campaign has raised more than $3-million dollars. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•The new quarterly report on workplace drug use shows an end to a trend. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•The business community says legislative plans to more broadly apply the excise tax will hurt the recovery. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Friday, April 15 2011

•Hawaii's local television series will live forever on cable. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•New claims for unemplopyment are up, but total claims are down. Howard Dicus has more from Hawaii News Now.

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•Hawaii hotel occupancy has eased a little more. Howard Dicus reports from Hawaii News Now.

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Thursday, April 14 2011

•Japanese visitor traffic has fallen some more. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•A national report finds used car prices are rising as the economy slowly recovers. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Three airports with direct Hawaii connections will get a second air traffic controller on the overnight shift. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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Wednesday, April 13 2011

•The idea of taxing pensions may be dead in the Hawaii Legislature. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Citizens hoping to resurrect the Honolulu Symphony report significant progress. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Hawaii's number four bank has raised $180-million in fresh capital. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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Wednesday, April 13 2011

•There were three major bids to design and build the project. Now both of the losing bidders are appealing the decision. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Landowners on both Molokai and Lanai now say they prefer another wind power vendor to the one the state picked. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Women still make less than men, on average. Now the gender gap in pay is being framed as in issue for state economies. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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Monday, April 11 2011

•Japan tourist traffic is understandably down, but the state is diversifying. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•The idea of building a wind farm on Molokai appears to be calmed. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Parker Ranch is doing another $2-million dollar distribution to its beneficiaries. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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Thursday, April 7 2011

•Big news in the state budget crisis... a new contract agreement with HGEA. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Governor Abercrombie has announced a tentative contract agreement with HGEA. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•A cruise line that has never sailed to Hawaii before has decided to rectify that. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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Wednesday, April 6 2011

•The State Senate Ways & Means Committee has a hearing this morning on raising the excise tax. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Hawaii is going to get more substantial competition in shipping from the West Coast. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•The first airline traffic reports from March show an increasingly tough environment for the airlines. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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Tuesday, April 5 2011

•The new air capacity report shows how much Japan flight cutbacks have cut into Hawaii's total air connections. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•There's a peace treaty in the travel portal wars. American Airlines and Expedia have reached an agreement. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•An aggressive new online program is harvesting people's personal information to raid their cash. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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Monday, April 4 2011

•As the state budget gap deepens, several tax bills are still on the table. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•New data on Hawaii hotel performance shows how great the recovery was - until the tsunami. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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•Thousands of scholars held a convention over the weekend. From Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports.

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