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Hawaii has about four times as many vacation rentals for travelers than the state's tourism agency previously believed. A new study indicates there are about 26,500 houses and condominiums being rented on a short-term basis around the state, Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President David Uchiyama said.

Are you looking for a job in accounting? How about big data and statistics? Or maybe a job with a flexible schedule? If you want to boost your chances of finding an opening, make sure you are sending your resume to the right online job boards.

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. More schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.

More than 70 percent of apartment renters reported owning pets, with cats and dogs as the most popular types, according to a recent survey. Despite these high numbers, the survey by Apartments.com found that it may still be hard for renters to find a pet-friendly unit.

Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost.

Hawaii's largest health insurer is pulling out of the small-business side of the state's troubled health exchange, leaving the Hawaii Health Connector with only one insurance company for employers to select.

Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ‘'Mad Men," ‘'Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

What was once Hurricane Iselle became a "minimal" tropical storm Friday as it brushed Oahu, and minimal also is about how much impact the weather system was expected to have on the state economy.

Operations at airlines serving Hawaii will return to normal Saturday after nearly 300 flight cancellations the past two days, countless delays and thousands of passengers being displaced because of Hurricane Iselle.

Airlines canceled more than 140 flights in and out of Hawaii and between islands, and thousands of passengers scrambled to make alternative travel plans as back-to-back hurricanes moved in on the state Thursday.

The state Office of Consumer Protection has received more than 20 complaints of price gouging from consumers, most involving the sale of bottled water.

Waikiki on the eve of Hurricane Iselle's expected arrival on Oahu appeared largely like a typical day with tons of tourists enjoying the sand and surf.

McLEAN, Va. » Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversize kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer.

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