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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Comparing Economies: Hawaii and Greece -- The Writing on the Wall
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:13 PM :: 7238 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living
Recently UHERO presented a detailed inforgraphic of jobs in Hawaii. The inforgraphic answers questions like: What type of jobs, how many and how much do they make?
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Economic Freedom: USA Drops to 17th
By NCPA @ 1:07 PM :: 3375 Views :: Economy

Since 2000, the United States has fallen from a rating of 8.65 to 7.74....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
What You Need to Know About the Debt Limit
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:43 AM :: 5600 Views :: National News, Economy, Taxes

The Congressional Budget Office just dropped a budget update on Washington, and it’s not good. The U.S. government is spending recklessly—and Obamacare is adding fuel to the fire....

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Friday, September 6, 2013
Hawaii is #1 Welfare State in the Nation
By Tito Montes @ 10:54 PM :: 10121 Views :: Economy, Taxes

... Tito Montes discussing the desperate need for welfare reform in Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
'Rules of Origin' Can Make or Break the Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:07 PM :: 7293 Views :: World News, Economy, Tourism

The TPP has been behind closed doors for a long time. The wait will be more than worth it if a sound agreement is struck....

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
VIDEO: Jay Fidell Talks to Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:12 PM :: 4701 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government
Whether it’s the traffic, under-development of technology, economic woes, or government-sponsored boondoggles....
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hawaii Lumber Industry Sees Positive Future, Boost in Construction
By News Release @ 5:33 AM :: 4259 Views :: Economy

...the lumber industry is expected to enter a cycle where production demands remain strong and increase steadily over the next few years....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Obamacare Quiz for Employers
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:51 AM :: 4567 Views :: Economy, Health Care
“Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.”
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
LendingTree: Hawaii Borrowers 3rd Best Credit Profile
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 6809 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Hawaii, Massachusetts and California lead the nation with the healthiest prospective borrowers, all with scores above 90....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
DBEDT Boosts Economic Growth Projection
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 3697 Views :: Economy

...due mainly to the lower inflation rate, the strong growth in the construction industry, and continued growth in tourism....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
JN Musto: Will Hawaii Become the Next Detroit?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 PM :: 5306 Views :: Economy, Labor

Musto discusses with Grassroot Institute’s president Keli’i Akina the similarities and differences between Detroit and Hawaii in light of Detroit’s recent declaration of bankruptcy....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Sequestration Cost Hawaii $684M
By UHERO @ 7:29 PM :: 4935 Views :: Economy
federal tax increases and the spending sequester have weighed on growth in the year’s first half....
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
UHERO: School's Out, Unemployment Up?
By UHERO @ 4:51 PM :: 4836 Views :: Economy, Labor
Last week's Star Advertiser reported that Honolulu’s unemployment rate increased from May’s 4.0% to 4.7% in June....
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
3 Whoppers from Obama’s Big Economic Speech
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:32 PM :: 8221 Views :: National News, Economy, Health Care, Obama
  1. Obamacare is going great.
  2. I cut the deficit in half.
  3. Middle-class income is stuck in the ’70s.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
3 “Kitchen Table” Topics for Obama’s Speech Today
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:34 AM :: 3669 Views :: Economy

Obama says he’s ready to get back to the “kitchen table” issues after months of focusing on gun control, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and other tangents....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
S&P Pleased by Tax Hikes, Concerned About Abercrombie's Spending
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 6064 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"...the budget includes new spending on program enhancements that could eventually result in fiscal pressure...."

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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Study: Cruise Ships Contribute $386M to Hawaii Economy
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 6400 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Jones Act, Tourism

Hawaii, which had been among the top ten states in previous studies, fell from 8th in 2008, to 11th in 2009, and now to 13th in 2012....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
CNBC: Hawaii Is the Worst State for Business in the Country
By Selected News Articles @ 7:28 PM :: 5659 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

identify changeable policies so that Hawaii can move off the bottom of this list....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Tumbles from ‘A’ to ‘F’
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 5671 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The 2013 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report shows how each state ranks....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Hawaii Foreclosure Starts up 108%
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 4113 Views :: Economy

RealtyTrac today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Hawaii Unemployment Figures Skewed by Large Number of Part-Time Jobs
By UHERO @ 5:12 PM :: 3693 Views :: Economy
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Governor Sees Council on Revenues Forecast as Sign of Strong Economy
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 4391 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government
Council on Revenues revised forecast reaffirming its previous General Fund tax revenue projection for the current fiscal year and increasing its projections for the next three fiscal years....
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Friday, May 24, 2013
UHERO County Forecast: Growth Accelerates Statewide
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 3618 Views :: Economy

...2012 was another year of strong tourism gains for Hawaii’s counties....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Report: No Economic Recovery for Hawaii Youth
By News Release @ 7:05 PM :: 4076 Views :: Economy
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Friday, May 10, 2013
DBEDT: Economic Forecast "Slightly Less Optimistic"
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 3699 Views :: Economy

the current DBEDT forecast is slightly less optimistic than its February 2013 forecast for some of local economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, job growth, and visitor-related indicators...

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Friday, May 10, 2013
UHERO: Are lodging costs starting to tame the tourist boom?
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 4783 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...visitors to the state appear to be booking shorter trips and spending less at local shops, perhaps in response to higher hotel room rates....

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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Gasoline Consumption Drops Sharply
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:57 PM :: 5361 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy
If this pattern is sustained, then all climate initiatives need to be shelved... "2040 targets" are already met!
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
$2.5M Per Job: Honeywell CEO Defensive About Kapolei Biofuel Refinery
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 5123 Views :: Energy, Economy

Honeywell CEO "Comfortable" Taking $25 Million from Taxpayers to Create Only Ten Jobs....

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Living in the Fourth-Most Economically Repressive State
By Selected News Articles @ 1:34 PM :: 3691 Views :: Economy

... only California, New Jersey, and New York are more repressive than Hawaii ....

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Monday, April 8, 2013
UHERO: Improved Employment Numbers Still Short of Pre-Recession Peak
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 PM :: 4201 Views :: Economy, Labor
...4,000 more jobs were created in Hawaii over the past two years than previously thought....
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Lessen Dependence on Government: Key to Strong Democracy
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:02 AM :: 5531 Views :: Economy, Taxes

One of the opportunities that sequestration presents is the realization of just how dependent the American public is ....

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Friday, March 29, 2013
Hawaii Construction Forecast: Construction Upswing Picks Up Speed
By Selected News Articles @ 7:07 AM :: 4688 Views :: Economy
We are now seeing impressive gains in percentage terms for private building permits....
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Monday, March 18, 2013
Abercrombie: Hotel Industry TAT Concerns are "Propaganda"
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 6410 Views :: Economy, Taxes, Tourism

...the governor interrupted by saying he has been hearing “the same propaganda.”

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Key to Hawaii’s Future is Business Climate
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:11 AM :: 8369 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

we, mere mortals, cannot predict what the prize industry of the future will be....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Report: Hawaii Beer Distributors Generate 850 Direct Jobs, $200 Million
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 5567 Views :: Economy, Small Business

New Study Measures Jobs, Economic Impact and Community Service....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Governor Encouraged by Council on Revenues Forecast
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3824 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

an increase to its previous projection for 2013 General Fund tax revenues from 5.1 to 6.7 percent growth....

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Monday, March 11, 2013
Fracking Could Reduce Budget Deficit
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 4057 Views :: Energy, Economy

America is set to become a net natural gas exporter by 2020 and virtually self-sufficient in energy by 2035....

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Friday, March 8, 2013
Airlines Bet Big On Hawaii With 275,000 Additional Seats
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 6197 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...direct flights to Hawaii will exceed 2.6 M for the three month period between February and April 2013. This is an increase of more than 11%....

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Thursday, March 7, 2013
60 Minutes Video: China's 'Ghost Cities' -- Biggest Bubble Ever?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:33 PM :: 7845 Views :: World News, Economy, Tourism

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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Honolulu’s Poor Economic Growth and What to Do about It
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:03 AM :: 4940 Views :: Economy

Where does Honolulu rank among 300 cities? It ranks 284th for the 1993 to 2007 period, and 217th for the 2007 to 2011 period....

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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Federal Reserve to Hold Public Meeting on Samoa
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 5808 Views :: National News, Economy

The meeting is being held in response to public comments we have received regarding Bank of Hawaii's planned closure of its branch offices in American Samoa....

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Friday, March 1, 2013
Obama's Sequester Smokescreen
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:05 AM :: 8611 Views :: National News, Economy, Taxes, Obama

For the past few days the White House, with a big assist from sympathetic media, has done all within its considerable powers to make it seem like sequestration means the end of the world....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
HTA: Visitor Arrivals Rise 5.9% from January 2012
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 6311 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawai‘i in January 2013 rose 5.7 percent (or $77.3 million) from January 2012....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Where Could We POSSIBLY Cut the Federal Budget?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:58 PM :: 6503 Views :: National News, Economy, Obama

“If President Obama were making the decision for your family… he’d tell you to stop buying gas for your car and explain how you could only eat five days a week.”

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
UHERO: Minimum Wage Hike Unlikely to Help Working Poor
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 7694 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, Cost of Living

...higher minimum wage is unlikely to accomplish the stated goal of raising the living standards of the working poor....

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Monday, February 25, 2013
The Numbers Don’t Match: Obama vs Harkin on Hawaii Sequester Impact
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 PM :: 10496 Views :: Education K-12, National News, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Here is a point-by-point comparison of the White House numbers for Hawaii and Sen. Harkin’s numbers for Hawaii

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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Just a Vicious Circle, Higher Minimum Wage, Higher Prices
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:27 AM :: 7215 Views :: Economy, Labor, Cost of Living

...look at the issue from an economic and financial well-being stand point instead of the emotional and social welfare perspective....

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Saturday, February 23, 2013
DBEDT Releases Economic Projections
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 5653 Views :: Economy

...Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) predicts a stronger economic growth in 2013, outpacing the national growth rate....

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Could Soda Tax Shutter Hawaii's Only Can Maker?
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 7092 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

The Ball Corporation is the only manufacturer of metal cans in the islands. The company employs 45 people and the beverage tax places their jobs directly at risk.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Balance of Trade Best in Years -- Fracking Cuts US Oil, Gas Imports
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 4247 Views :: Energy, Economy

The electricity that is produced from natural gas is 43 percent the cost of solar power, 68 percent the cost of wind power and 57 percent the cost of biomass....

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