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See’s Candies in San Francisco prepares Valentine’s Day boxes. Chocolate manufacturers estimate that 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold by today. See story.

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Matson enters airfreight deal
Matson Navigation Co., the state's largest ocean-freight carrier, is getting into the airfreight business under a new alliance that is part of the Hawai'i-based company's ongoing effort to diversify operations.

Visitors bureau adds ties to China
The Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau will enter into an agreement this morning to create special ties with tourism bureaus in four cities in northeast China: Changchun, Dalian, Harbin and Shenyang.

Valentine's Day wins hearts in retail
From matching red cell phones to ruby-and-diamond heart pendants, Valentine's Day has become a strange hybrid of a holiday, third only to Christmas and Mother's Day in dollars spent for gifts.

Hawai'i Tech: Navigating the cell-phone maze

Finding the best cell-phone plan ranks among the quests that bedevil us in this wireless age. The choice consumers make usually depends on whom they ask. Brent MacNab and Ray Chan hope Hawai'i will start asking them.

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Company adding character to e-mails
Ever wish you could see an e-mail sender's face to see what they're REALLY saying? It's starting to happen. LifeFX is using image-morphing computer technology to bring faces to life on screen.
Hundreds seek Hilton jobs
About 500 people turned out yesterday to apply for 100 to 150 jobs at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which anticipates opening its Kalia Tower in May.
Fed downplays recession anxieties
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, delivering an assessment of the U.S. economy to Congress, downplayed the chances of a recession and predicted yesterday that the economy would merely slow, not collapse, in 2001.
Microsoft offers preview of Windows XP
Microsoft Corp. executives introduced the company's new Windows XP operating system yesterday, emphasizing its compatibility with digital cameras and music players.
Business briefs
Aloha inaugural ceremony today; Honolulu homes fourth costliest; Hearing to be held on Local 5.
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