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Monday, February 18, 2013
Dallas police-fire pension fund has $Multi-Million bet on Hawaii real estate
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 6649 Views :: Development, Economy

On a hillside in Hawaii sits a lavish home — a six-building estate that looks out over dark lava fields, the Pacific Ocean and a championship golf course....

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Bills Introduced to Cut Sugar Subsidies
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 8319 Views :: National News, Agriculture, Economy

The bills would provide economic relief to American consumers and businesses who have been forced to pay a $14 billion hidden tax over the past four years alone in order for the federal government to provide a special interest subsidy to sugar producers....

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Friday, February 15, 2013
UHERO: Weakening Japanese Yen Will Cap Tourism Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 2:11 PM :: 5955 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Air carriers have optimistically boosted scheduled seats from Japan, although in our view yen depreciation and higher room rates will act to limit further Japanese market gains....

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Friday, February 15, 2013
Why Should I Care About the U.S. Debt?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:21 PM :: 4604 Views :: National News, Economy

You’re busy. So busy you barely have time to read these words. So why should you care about the U.S. debt? Does it affect your life?

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
UHERO: Bag Tax and Conveyance Tax Have Downside
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 6269 Views :: Environment, Economy, Taxes

...such taxes can shrink the economy unnecessarily by discouraging investment and artificially raising the price of basic needs....

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Gallup: Hawaii Ranks Third in 'Economic Confidence'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 5470 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Minnesota (-8) and Hawaii (-9)  -- the first time since Gallup initiated daily tracking in 2008 that confidence has been this close to crossing into positive territory in any of the 50 states. 

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Breaking Down The Tesoro Refinery Closure
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 5777 Views :: Energy, Economy

Tesoro announced they were shutting down their refinery .... The question on everyone’s mind—what does this mean for Hawai‘i?

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Honolulu at the Bottom of Top 300 Cities
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:45 PM :: 5521 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Global Metro Monitor update of the Brookings Institution. Yet another non-flattering economic statistic....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Left’s War on, well, Everything! Science, the economy and humans
By NCPA @ 2:56 AM :: 5130 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Economy

...liberals are increasingly shedding their humanist pretentions and showing (their true) misanthropic nature....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
HTA: 2012 Arrivals, Spending Set New Records
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 6139 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Growth in total visitor expenditures and arrivals in every month of the year elevated annual 2012 total visitor expenditures to a record $14.3 billion....

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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Abercrombie Administration Cuts General Assistance Payments Again
By News Release @ 12:09 AM :: 4961 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

Effective Feb. 1, 2013, GA payments will be reduced from $319 to $298 per person per month for an estimated 5,537 Hawaii beneficiaries....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
HB9: Rep. Cynthia Thielen Seeks to Repeal PLDC
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 7:26 PM :: 6586 Views :: Environment, Economy, Hawaii State Government

Rep Thielen introduced House Bill 9 to repeal the controversial Public Lands Development Corporation....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
UHERO: UH Manoa Generates $3.2B in Business
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 5439 Views :: Economy, Higher Education

Overall, the $1.40 billion of education-related expenditures attributable to UHM generated $2.45 billion in local business sales, $735 million in employee earnings, $131 million in state tax revenues, and slightly under 20,000 jobs in Hawai‘i in FY2012....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Poll: State Taxes Should Require a Super Majority for Passage
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 7070 Views :: Energy, Economy, Small Business, Taxes

Should the Legislature require the state Public Utilities Commission to approve energy projects that further the state’s renewable energy goals even if it costs consumers more?  -- NO 75%

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Don't Raise Debt Ceiling Without Balancing the Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:24 PM :: 4060 Views :: National News, Economy

...Obama promised to cut the annual deficit in half in his first term. Instead, his budgets include near-trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see....

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Friday, January 11, 2013
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Shatters Records
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 AM :: 5912 Views :: National News, World News, Economy

China set a record with its investments around the world in 2012. And in the United States, China shattered its previous investment record.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013
See America's Ranking in the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:36 PM :: 4498 Views :: National News, Economy

the 19th edition of the Index of Economic Freedom, produced by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal....

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
BoH CEO Peter Ho Appointed to Federal Reserve Board
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 7030 Views :: National News, Economy

He is a member of the Hawaii Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Hawaii Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s Military Affairs Council

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Obesity in America: Blame Trade Protectionism on Sugar
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 6659 Views :: National News, Economy, Health Care

With a new study pointing the finger at high fructose corn syrup as a culprit in America’s explosive epidemic of obesity, it is important to remember just why we are consuming so much of this commodity as opposed to table sugar....

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
UHERO: Details of Fiscal Cliff Deal
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 4191 Views :: Economy

The deal is being characterized as one aimed at “stopping taxes from going up on middle class families,” but in fact the expiration of the 2% social security payroll tax holiday means that employees will see 6.2% instead of 4.2% withheld.... 

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
LNG Report: HCEI Goals not Compatible With Refining in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 6096 Views :: Energy, Economy

...the situation would be much worse for the refineries as we add another 25-30 kb/d demand cut by introducing LNG into our energy system....

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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Abercrombie: Make Tax Hikes Permanent
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 5421 Views :: Economy, Taxes

 "...revenue enhancements such as making permanent certain tax provisions that are due to sunset in 2015 and beyond.”

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Monday, December 31, 2012
HawaiianTel Completes Acquisition of Wavecom Solutions
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 4708 Views :: Economy

Wavecom Solutions provides voice, data and converged services to small and medium-sized business and carrier customers through a six-island subsea and terrestrial fiber network.
 

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Helping Hawaii to Help Itself
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:24 AM :: 4987 Views :: Economy

As a result of being the beneficiary of such generous bounty from the federal government, Hawaii really has not had to face head on the fact that it is a poor place to do business....

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Friday, December 21, 2012
UHERO: Hawaii Personal Income Growth Slows
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 4431 Views :: Economy

Personal income is a key economic indicator that measures the aggregate income received by all residents from all sources....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hawaii's Sudden Economic Tsunami
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:31 PM :: 6256 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy

...the sudden loss of Senator Inouye would be similar to the sudden and complete loss of Hawaiian Airlines....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Hawaii Loses One of its Three Major Industries
By Selected News Articles @ 9:35 PM :: 7218 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy

Hawaii had three major industries: tourism, the military, and Sen. Dan Inouye....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Effects on a State After Loss of Senior Senator
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 6602 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy

The loss of Senate Seniority will not completely sink Hawaii and Alaska’s economy, but it will definitely have a big impact....

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Monday, December 3, 2012
Hawaii: 78% of Teens not Working
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 6429 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Number of working youth dropped by almost half since 2000; employment among young people at lowest level since 1950s....

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Friday, June 22, 2012
Hawaii Scores 'F' For Logistics Industry Health
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 7662 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report shows how each state ranks among its peers ....

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Monday, November 28, 2011
Failing, Central Pacific Got $337M in Secret Federal Reserve Loans
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 PM :: 10709 Views :: National News, Ethics, Economy, Hawaii State Government

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