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 Pace of isle construction to accelerate this year, UHERO predicts
There are cranes seemingly all over Kakaako, but the state's overall construction activity didn't live up to its hype in 2014 amid a decline in residential building permits and a meager 1.7 percent gain in jobs throughout the building sector. Story »
Florida-based NextEra said in December it intends to buy HEI for $4.3 billion and spin off the company's American Savings Bank subsidiary. The state Public Utilities Commission must approve the purchase and has said it will make a decision within 18 months. Story »

"Back in the 1950s Alfred Apaka was the biggest name in Hawaiian music," said Jeff Apaka, who will host a musical tribute to his father Sunday to mark what would have been Alfred Apaka's 96th birthday earlier this month. Story »

Student teams from Farrington and Kaiser high schools will be vying for startup capital from four Junior Achievement of Hawaii "mano" sharks who will evaluate the business plans of the 11th- and 12th-graders at Saturday's inaugural event. Story »

Darlene Mandel has been collecting, designing and creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, fashion accessories such as hats and headpieces, up-cycled clothing, beach totes and other items since 1979. She may be best known for her so-called Esther Williams jewelry. Story »

The ancient trend of human movement from rural life to urban centers may now be upended by emerging technologies. Low-cost desalinization, highly efficient battery storage, renewable energy and mobile communications all serve to reduce dependence on the world's cities for water, power and human interaction. Story »

Yesterday was Kuhio Day, and I thought I'd write about the "Citizen Prince" in my column this week. A hundred years ago he was the bright, shining light of Hawaii, a man everyone looked up to, a leader of the Hawaiian people. Story »

As its name suggests, ransomware is a class of malicious software that infects and restricts access to your computer until a payment is made. The method of infection is similar to that of phishing attacks and spreads through compromised websites and email containing malicious attachments or links.  Story »

And you thought eating gourmet popcorn couldn't possibly get more fun. 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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