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Japanese tourists wait in customs inspection lines at Honolulu International Airport. An extended holiday has brought more Japanese to Hawai‘i.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

Extended holiday boost for industry
Normally, the majority of Japanese tourists arrive a few days before New Year's Day and leave by today. Yesterday, as if to support that pattern, 8,000 tourists returned to Japan. But nearly as many more tourists were still arriving.

Fed move is 'good news' for Isle rates
The Federal Reserve's dramatic decision to lower a key interest rate yesterday to boost a slowing Mainland economy also is expected to help strengthen positive growth trends in Hawai'i, local economists and lending officials said yesterday.
Hawai'i economy 'getting better'

Coming Events

Insurers succumb to workers' comp losses
Workers' compensation insurance will be harder to find at affordable rates this year in Hawai'i as two companies insuring about 10 percent of the market plan to leave.
Island biotech makes key acquisition
A UH professor's unique collection of cyanobacteria is now in the hands of local biotechnology company Aquasearch Inc., which wants to develop the collection into a breeding ground that could produce disease-fighting drugs.
Regulators put finishing touches on AOL, Time Warner mega-merger
Communications regulators are laboring to wrap up their review of the merger between America Online and Time Warner — the final hurdle before the companies can seal their mammoth media deal.
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