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As Hawai'i's annual visitor arrival figures soar above 7 million, tourism industry officials note that vacationers need to be aware of possible criminal activity. However, they consider the beating death of Canadian Norman Chaplan to be a rare incident.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

IRS deal ends Liberty House bankruptcy case
The Internal Revenue Service yesterday agreed to cap a potential tax liability of Liberty House at $14 million, ending the kama'aina retailer’s three-year bankruptcy case.

Officials see killing of tourist as isolated event
The killing of an 81-year-old Canadian tourist this week drew concern from the visitor industry, but several officials said because of its rarity, the incident is unlikely to significantly affect the state's No. 1 industry.

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Fuel costs hurt A&B quarterly earnings
Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said revenue last year surpassed $1 billion, but fourth-quarter net income and revenue fell slightly as fuel prices remained high and sugar prices dropped.
United joins move to raise ticket-changing fee
United Airlines said yesterday it had decided to follow American Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. in increasing the fee it charges fliers to change a nonrefundable ticket.
Boeing reportedly plans to close Renton plant
Boeing Co. is reportedly planning to close its 737 and 757 jetliner assembly lines at its factory in Renton, Wash., and relocate them to its widebody assembly plant in Everett, Wash.
Business recruiters target California
A number of states are planning efforts to lure California companies to move away, with a chief economic benefit being access to reliable supplies of electricity.
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