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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Just a Vicious Circle, Higher Minimum Wage, Higher Prices
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:27 AM :: 8193 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 :: 6358 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 :: 8081 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 :: 4866 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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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Spending Cuts Are Happening, One Way or Another
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:26 PM :: 5903 Views :: National News, Economy, Military

It would be better to replace them with smarter cuts, but the reality is that Washington has to start cutting spending now....

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Monday, February 18, 2013
Wells Fargo: Hawaii to be Hardest Hit by Defense Cuts
By Selected News Articles @ 8:50 PM :: 7704 Views :: Economy, Military

...Hawaii could see layoffs and reduced income growth, which in turn would weigh on economic growth....

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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 :: 7533 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 :: 9259 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 :: 6851 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 :: 5285 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 :: 7087 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 :: 6271 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 :: 6569 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 :: 6438 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 :: 5869 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 :: 7049 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 :: 5718 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 :: 7743 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 :: 6297 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 :: 8082 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 :: 4637 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 :: 6647 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 :: 4966 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 :: 7771 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 :: 7651 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 :: 4761 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 :: 6863 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 :: 6161 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 :: 5650 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 :: 5712 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 :: 5109 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 :: 7014 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 :: 7983 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 :: 7446 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 :: 7257 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 :: 8927 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 :: 11873 Views :: National News, Ethics, Economy, Hawaii State Government

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