hawaii economy

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Total visitor spending declined and the value of private building permits decreased this year through September, signs that the Hawaii economy is ratcheting back.

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Retail firm DFS Hawaii plans to lay off 165 of its 660 employees in three locations across Hawaii's islands, officials said. Financial losses due to decreases in the international travel market prompted the staff reductions announced Thursday, company officials said.

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The Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday to help the slowing national economy. Meanwhile, researchers say Hawaii's economy is already weak, and the state is growing more vulnerable to global events.

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Hawaii Prepares for Slowing Economy; Food Security for Hawaii residents; Counting everyone for the 2020 Census; The Link Between Ancient Rome and Hawaii's Traffic; The Arts at Marks Garage Reaches Crucial Juncture

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Hawaiʻiʻs economy grew at a slower pace than the average for the country in the first three quarters of last year and is projected to be unchanged for the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, signs point to slower growth for the state over the next several years.

Lāna‘i 3.0

Aug 31, 2018
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Dozens of former Lāna‘i residents have returned to the island to help chart its future, including Pulama Lānai’s  COO. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier, has more.

The Conversation: Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
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Hawaii’s Economic Outlook for 2018