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Hawaii Direct Mail
 Plugging into new revenue
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 »
Hawaii's unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country, but the state's chief economist says it still has room to fall.  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.  Story »

From small Christmas craft fairs at a friend's house, Valerie Bigelow's Island Girl Collection made a big leap to be at the first Made in Maui County Festival in November. Story »

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 »

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Wai­kiki is soon to expand its footprint and refresh its Hawaii-themed look. 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@staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

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