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Let's give thanks, in word and deed


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 22, 2012

~~<p>Thanksgiving Day marksthe beginning of the holidays, a time that is joyous for millions worldwide. But an equally universal experience is a personal loss that can make each day painful, or a chronic shortage in basic necessities that takes the gleam out of what others celebrate as a bright season.</p>
<p>There have been glimpses of sunlight in the economic data for Hawaii, which is doing better than many states. Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in October this week, which is the lowest it's been since November 2008 &mdash; when financial markets collapsed and job layoffs began accelerating.</p>
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Thanksgiving Day marksthe beginning of the holidays, a time that is joyous for millions worldwide. But an equally universal experience is a personal loss that can make each day painful, or a chronic shortage in basic necessities that takes the gleam out of what others celebrate as a bright season.

There have been glimpses of sunlight in the economic data for Hawaii, which is doing better than many states. Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in October this week, which is the lowest it's been since November 2008 — when financial markets collapsed and job layoffs began accelerating. Login for more...



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