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President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and has begun new economic sanctions.
1 year 5 months ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
For this week's SmartMoney Monday, we're talking about family businesses and transferring control and ownership to the next generation. Only about one third of family businesses successfully transition to the second generation. So how can family...
April unemployment (and last year) Kauai 1.8 (2.7) Oahu 1.9 (2.2) Molokai 4.8 (5.3) Lanai 2.1 (3.0) Maui Island 1.9 (2.7) Big Island 2.2 (2.9)...
Following up on yesterday’s figures, here are the busiest airports, re-ordered by the number of passengers coming in from other countries. I’ll tell you right off the bat Honolulu moves up the ranking to 14th place with 5 million international...
Honolulu airport handles almost 10 million passengers a year - 26th busiest in the U.S. - busier than San Diego or Pittsburgh or New Orleans. But how does that compare with the biggest airports? Let's take a look... and let's compare the newest...
May arrivals for the first half of the month are already up from last year. 
1 year 6 months ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
When natural disasters like volcanic eruptions and flooding hit Hawaii, financial disaster can follow. But what is emergency funding and how can folks affected on the Big Island, Kaua'i and East Honolulu take advantage of these programs? If you've...
BNP Paribas, largest bank in Paris, has already executed its plan to sell more First Hawaiian Bank stock, raising $503 million by taking its stake below 50%. It is still FHB's largest shareholder. The American Logistics Association preps for its...
It's time for Howard's Illustrated Economics. This morning, five facts about Southwest Airlines pending interisland service. 1. It has deeper pockets than Hawaiian. 2. It will fly jets, apples-to-apples competition. 3. It will fly jets, so its costs...
Puna Geothermal stores lots of pentane on-site and plans to move it in case the lava moves northeast from where it is now. But what IS pentane? Like pentagram and Pentagon, the name refers to FIVE. It's 12 hydrogen atoms held together by 5 atoms of...
When you book an airline ticket, they offer travel insurance. Maybe you’ve bought it from time to time. I wondered whether that would cover someone who backed out...
1 year 6 months ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
Welcome back to Smart Money Monday. In recognition of Small Business week last week, we are here to help us understand how you can start your own business. Every great business starts with a plan.  You need to do some research on the market and who...
Retail sales diminish when there is a disaster, indeed even when the weather is bad. Covered malls are busy in heat waves and torrential rain, but other stores, not so much.  Even stores that sell emergency supplies find that they don't sell much of...
This month we get 927,000 seats from foreign countries. Most of them are from Japan – 517,000 of them. That leaves 410,000 seats. We get 98,000 from Australia, 77,000 from South Korea, and 57,000 from Canada. That leaves 178,000 seats. Where do the...
To Kauai 60,000, up 37% (+16,000) To Oahu 343,000, up 2.6% (+31,000) To Maui 166,000, up 6.4% (+10,000) To Big Island 82,000, up 25% (+14,000) INTERNATIONAL...
1 year 6 months ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
Airlines will bring 1,084,653 scheduled air seats to Hawaii in May, up 12.4% from 965,290 last year, more than 100,000 extra seats. 
1 year 6 months ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
Welcome to Smart Money Monday. In honor of Earth Day, Smart Money Monday segments have been focusing on sustainability and going green. 
MARCH VISITORS OAHU 511,000 +10% up 45,000 MAUI 260,000 +9% up 30,000 KONA SIDE 152,000 +18% up 23,000 KAUAI 75,000 +22% up 23,000 HILO SIDE 62,000...
Survey Monkey surveyed Americans with this question, offering suggested companies. The survey was conducted earlier this month. Amazon 20%. Google 15%...
Survey Monkey surveyed Americans with this question, offering suggested companies. The survey was conducted earlier this month. Amazon 20%. Google 15%...

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