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DFS Hawaii has operated most of the retail shops, carts and kiosks at the Honolulu International Airport — and will continue after being awarded a 5-year state contract yesterday. See story.

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Isle tourism industry cheers record arrivals
The numbers have hinted for months, but now it's official: 2000 was the best year in Hawai'i tourism history, bringing a record 6.98 million visitors to the Islands and restoring a once-shattered enthusiasm to industry executives.
Hotel revenues break record

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Both sexes find themselves doing the cell-phone shuffle, trying to find your cell-phone before the caller hangs up, and sometimes it seems that duct-taping the thing to your ear is the only way to cope.

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DFS retains airport's retail concessions
DFS Group LP yesterday capped off an eventful month by bidding $47.25 million to win a 5-year state contract allowing the company to continue running most of the retail concessions at Honolulu International Airport.
Insurance chief says creditors must wait
State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Metcalf said yesterday that after the court-ordered liquidation of Hawai'i Healthcare Alliance, investigators will need about two months to work through plans to recover remaining assets. gives 1,300 walking papers
Web retailer announced yesterday that it will slash 1,300 jobs — 15 percent of its work force — in a bid to cut costs in the face of continuing losses.
Schwab mandates Fridays off to cut costs
Charles Schwab Corp. is ordering thousands of its employees to take off three Fridays during the next five weeks as part of the stock brokerage's efforts to weather a downturn in its once-booming business.
Business briefs
CitiFinancial closing in Kalihi; Aloha Air pilots plan protest; Delta joining fee-hike parade; Lasik, ICON announce deal
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