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Tuesday, April 22, 2014         

Business

Hawaii Direct Mail
Chinatown has attracted its share of hip restaurants, bars and art houses over the last decade. Now the lure of flexible office space and business support might attract startup companies and technology entrepreneurs to the area.  Story »

Bank of Hawaii Corp. said Monday that earnings rose 7.3 percent in the first quarter as loans and deposits increased due to the improving Hawaii economy.  Story »

 Business Briefs
Legislators OK $50M for energy efficiency • Units at Newtown Square nearly sold out • Service allows tracking of carbon footprint • Maui hotel makes Conde Nast Hot List • and more Story »
"Mediation. It works!" That's the message from a Hawaii Circuit Court system brochure promoting mediation of foreclosure lawsuits. But really, whether or not mediation works depends on where in Hawaii a homeowner facing foreclosure lives. Story »

The "Field of Dreams" quotation, "If you build it, they will come," does not apply to all entrepreneurs who have what they believe to be great ideas for products consumers will love. Story »

Not all health providers accept Medicare insurance, the federal program for seniors. The vast majority of those who do are completely ethical and bill as accurately as possible for services rendered.  Story »

An Iolani Palace outside Hawaii? I was looking through old photos of Iolani Palace in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser archives a few years ago, and one stunned me — it showed snow falling around the palace. Story »

With the recent Heartbleed vulnerability blowing up in the news, it's a good time to remind everyone that good passwords, and good password hygiene, are critical for the long-term protection of you and your online accounts. Story »

E Noa Tour Corp. is marking its 40th anniversary by doing what it does each day, "sharing the aloha spirit of our islands and our people; that is our mission statement," said President Maki Kuroda. 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 with “Akamai Money” as the subject.  Story »

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