Tired of seeing their sales decline because of a lengthy approval process for rooftop photovoltaic systems, Hawaii's solar companies are turning to other products and services to make up for lost revenue. Story »
Union membership in the United States is down slightly, accounting for just more than 11 percent of the workforce last year, the Labor Department reported Friday. That's just a fractional drop from the year before. Story »
Target Corp. is preparing to open its long-awaited Kailua store March 4.
The Minneapolis-based retailer has nearly completed construction of the 130,000-square-foot store at 345 Hahani St. after a delay of more than two years, according to a Target spokeswoman.
Tobacco continues to be big business — a $35 billion market — but electronic cigarettes are burning away at the market share. E-cigarettes are booming. New technologies claim reduced adverse health effects compared with tobacco smoking. Story »
How do you welcome a new radio personality who's moved from New York to Hawaii? Today it might be an ad campaign on radio and TV. But in 1959 the United States' youngest program director had a different idea: Keep him awake for eight days in a department store window. Story »
One hundred twenty-thousand Japanese, mostly U.S. citizens, were imprisoned behind barbed wire during World War II. Meanwhile, 20,000 Japanese were recruited to serve in the U.S. army — a huge contradiction, and a disgrace. 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 »