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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 3, 2006

BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wholesale price for gas will drop

Advertiser Staff and Wire Services

Hawai'i drivers could see a slight dip in pump prices next week when the state's wholesale price cap drops an estimated 3 cents a gallon.

On Monday the maximum wholesale price for regular on O'ahu will fall 3 cents to $2.60, according to Advertiser calculations. The Public Utilities Commission will publish next week's actual price cap figure today. State lawmakers are currently considering repealing the price cap law.


SBA OFFERING DISASTER LOANS

Small, nonfarm businesses on O'ahu and Kaua'i that were damaged by flooding between Feb. 20 and March 26 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.

Businesses may qualify for loans up to $1.5 million under the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

For more information, call (800) 659-2955 or visit www.sba.gov/disaster. Farmers seeking assistance should contact the Farm Services Agency.


GO! SCHEDULES JOB FAIR ON MAUI

Hawai'i's new interisland airlines, go!, will interview prospective employees at a job fair May 13 at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center in Kahului.

The airline is scheduled to begin service June 9.

Go! will be interviewing candidates for all job categories at the fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Job applications also are being accepted at the airline's Web site: www.iflygo.com.


'I LOVED ENRON,' LAY TESTIFIES

HOUSTON After exchanging parting shots with his prosecutor, Kenneth Lay finished six days of testimony at his fraud and conspiracy trial yesterday by professing love for Enron Corp., the company he founded, and the people who worked there.

"I loved Enron very much," Lay said in a brief response to the final question from his lawyer, George Secrest. "And I loved Enron's employees very much."