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Patti Nakagawa, vice president of consumer marketing and community relations for DFS Hawaii, stands by the store aquarium. Tourism spending broke records in 2000, with statewide hotel occupancy at a decade high.

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

Tourism bounces back
When the numbers finally came in, even the optimists were surprised: 2000 smashed all records for Hawai'i tourism, bringing more visitors than ever before and delivering record revenues to the state's hotels.

Liberty House saga resolved over frenetic weekend
For most of three years, the Liberty House bankruptcy proceedings occurred at a methodical, meticulous and often acrimonious pace, but the crucial moments came in a frenetic few days before the key court hearing.
With finances in order, Liberty House looks to future

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Napster plans screening system
In a move to pre-empt a court-ordered shutdown, Napster Inc. says it will deploy a new screening system to stop the free trade of thousands of copyright songs.
Fashion cycle spins out of control
In recent years the women's fashion trend cycle has accelerated to such a frenzied pace that trends are dying sometimes before they reach the store racks.
Verizon Wireless enters handheld computer market
This week, Verizon Wireless trots out the Kyocera Smartphone, an enticing new cellphone that doubles as a personal digital assistant powered by the hugely popular Palm operating system.
Greenspan proves policy not dictated by market
The Federal Reserve chairman's refusal to lower interest rates immediately ignited a selloff in stocks and complaints from many market pundits about Wall Street's suffering.
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