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Do more to fix business climate


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2013

~~<p>By now Hawaii residents have grown used to hearing that their state is a tough place to do business, but sinking to the very bottom of the list &mdash; any list &mdash; still stings.</p>
<p>It's easy to make too much of a report such as the one issued by CNBC, the TV network that annually ranks the business climate in states. It's not entirely clear from the &quot;America's Top States for Business 2013&quot; report what changed in Hawaii to drop it down the final rung on the ladder from No. 49 to the No. 50 spot.</p>
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By now Hawaii residents have grown used to hearing that their state is a tough place to do business, but sinking to the very bottom of the list — any list — still stings.

It's easy to make too much of a report such as the one issued by CNBC, the TV network that annually ranks the business climate in states. It's not entirely clear from the "America's Top States for Business 2013" report what changed in Hawaii to drop it down the final rung on the ladder from No. 49 to the No. 50 spot. Login for more...



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