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Manufacturing plants lost 62,000 jobs in December with 8,000 of those layoffs occurring at auto factories, which are struggling with high inventories and slumping sales.

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Job growth stalls nationwide
Job growth nationwide fell to the slowest pace in eight years with auto plants and other factories shedding thousands of workers in December. Analysts predicted sharply higher unemployment in the months ahead.

United to expand daily Maui service
United Airlines on Feb. 15 will start a third daily flight between San Francisco and Maui, a move airline officials said was a reaction to the increased popularity of Maui as a tourism destination.

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Funeral company to sell off 536 units
Service Corp. International, the world’s No. 1 funeral services company, said it will sell 536 funeral homes and cemeteries. The company has seven properties in Hawai'i but has not said which will be sold.
Automakers reinventing station wagons
Many of the vehicles to be shown off at this year's North American International Auto Show have a profile somewhat related to the wood-paneled station wagons of years past.
McDonald's tests a faster way to pay
McDonald's is testing an electronic-payment system in which customers can pay for their food by waving a tiny, barrel-shaped device at the cash register or drive-through window.
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