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Friday, March 06, 2015         

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 Bagless Target stores open in Kailua, Kahului
Target Corp. opened stores in Kailua and Kahului on Wednesday, bringing the total in the state to six for the Minneapolis-based retailer. The Kailua opening followed more than a two-year delay. Target renovated a 130,000-square-foot store at 345 Hahani St. previously occupied by Don Quijote. Story »
The Federal Reserve should drop the word "patient" from its interest rate policy language at this month's meeting and begin having "serious discussions" in June about raising rates, a top policymaker said Wednesday. Story »

Honey Bee USA Inc., the developer of the planned Waikiki Landing at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, has to secure financing in time to meet a sewer permit deadline or the troubled project may have reached its end. Story »

Azuki bean, breadfruit, purple cabbage, green papaya, pigeon pea, sorghum and soybeans are among crops slated for local production as the result of a farm business plan competition now in its third year. Story »

Seeing Hawaii through someone else's eyes can be enlightening, and Michal Abramovitz makes it easy by transferring her original artwork to practical items you can wear, carry with you or collect, in various forms. Story »

I recently had an opportunity to visit a fledgling, yet remarkably successful, Waldorf School and biodynamic farm in Pokhara, Nepal. Biodynamic farming is founded on the principle that bringing vitality to the soil causes plants to thrive and nourishes people and animals living on the land. Story »

Which organization was founded by an orphan who grew up feeling she was stupid and ugly? The answer is Winners' Camp Foundation at the Hawaii Leadership Academy. It provides weeklong programs for Hawaii teens at its facilities atop Kame­hame Ridge in Hawaii Kai. Story »

When 3-D printing first started receiving mainstream publicity a few years ago, the reaction was similar among most folks: "Cool … but for what can it really be used?" One area where the technology is taking off is at dental offices around the country, a place with which most folks are familiar. Story »

Former TV anchorwomen Jodi Leong and Yasmin Dar have been appointed to Gov. David Ige's communications team and will help craft the way the governor's messages get out to Hawaii residents. Story »

“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@star-advertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

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