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DENNIS ODA / 2013
                                Hawaii’s tourism industry experienced a strong March. Above, tourists from China get organized at Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Tourists break record but not by much

Updated on  April 28, 2016 at 9:20 pm

Tourists break record but not by much

Updated on  April 28, 2016 at 9:20 pm

Business Breaking News

NextEra reports first quarter profit of $636 million

NextEra Energy Inc., the energy company waiting on regulatory approval to buy Hawaii’s largest electric utility, said Thursday its first quarter profit was $636 million, or $1.37 a share, down 2 percent from $650 million, or $1.45 a share, in the first quarter last year after increased investments in renewables and natural gas pipelines. Read More

TheBuzz

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                                Philippe Padovani, left, and his daughter, Celine Padovani-Baltazar, sell special fold-out boxes filled with chocolates at Padovani’s Chocolates at the Shops at Dole Cannery.

The apologies are sweeter at Padovani’s Chocolates

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                                Philippe Padovani, left, and his daughter, Celine Padovani-Baltazar, sell special fold-out boxes filled with chocolates at Padovani’s Chocolates at the Shops at Dole Cannery.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm
Philippe Padovani has been busily preparing for Valentine’s Day, as any chocolatier worth his or her salt would be doing given today’s date. Read More

Briefs

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Decision delayed on health insurer bill

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Lawmakers deferred their decision until today on a controversial bill that would make the Hawaii Medical Service Association legally responsible for deaths or other harm as a result of undue delays in diagnostic tests. Read More

Akamai Money

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                                Camille Naluai-Rios

Background checks key to finding good tenants

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                                Camille Naluai-Rios

Updated on  April 24, 2016 at 1:35 am
“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to address, please email it to business@ staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line. Read More

Buy Local

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                                Lampworked beads from Maui-based artisan Sarah Klopping of Aloha Bead Co. They are made by hand using lampwork techniques and special types of glass and silver to build layers that create different effects.

The beauty of her beads wins Maui artisan loyal buyers

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lampworked beads from Maui-based artisan Sarah Klopping of Aloha Bead Co. They are made by hand using lampwork techniques and special types of glass and silver to build layers that create different effects.

Updated on  January 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm
When handcrafted, artisanal beads speak to your soul so loudly they’re practically shouting, you buy them. At least, your columnist does. Read More

Tech View

Amount of data and budget determine backup solution

With hurricane season coming up, and the ever-present threat of tsunamis and earthquakes around the Pacific Rim, folks are always concerned about their information systems. Businesses and government agencies, large and small, need to be prepared for such disasters. Read More
Updated on  April 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Rearview Mirror

STAR-ADVERTISER / 1959
                                Tommy Kono, world champion weightlifter, returning from a trip to Warsaw, Poland. Kono broke 26 world records and set six Olympic records during his career in weightlifting. He was known as one of the greatest weightlifters of all time.

Hawaii weightlifter Kono had tie to Schwarzenegger

STAR-ADVERTISER / 1959
                                Tommy Kono, world champion weightlifter, returning from a trip to Warsaw, Poland. Kono broke 26 world records and set six Olympic records during his career in weightlifting. He was known as one of the greatest weightlifters of all time.

Updated on  April 28, 2016 at 11:33 pm
On April 15 I passed the five-year mark in writing this column. It’s hard for me to imagine I’ve written over 260 articles. I hope you’re enjoying them. Read More

Hawaii Real Estate Sales

Hawaii Real Estate Sales

For the week of February 29 – March 4. Derived from Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances tax data. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read More

Wealth of Health

Yearly festival hosts series of panels on local wellness

Almost everyone seeks health, prosperity and freedom from suffering for ourselves, our loved ones and the world around us. Read More

Business Calendar

Business calendar

Liliuokalani Toastmasters Club — Open House: Learn about leadership and communication skills, how to organize event-planning and meeting facilitation, and ways to craft and structure speeches and presentations. 12:05-1:05 p.m. at Liliuokalani Building, second-floor conference room, 1390 Miller St. Public is invited. Free. RSVP by calling Brian at 255-4625, emailing brian@malanaphy.com or visiting bit.ly/LiliuokalaniOpenHouse. Read More