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>> Tuesday: Treasury releases federal budget for August.

>> Thursday: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims and the Producer Price Index for August. Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August, current account trade deficit for the second quarter and business inventories for July. Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

>> Friday: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for August. Treasury releases international money flows data for July.


Chamber of Commerce Hawaii: Talk Story With Walter Dods. 5:30-7:30 p.m. (registration at 5 p.m.), First Hawaiian Center, The Bankers Club, 30th floor. Cost: $30 young professionals and First Hawaiian Bank employees, $40 chamber members, $50 nonmembers. Call 380-2611 or email

Exchange Club News: Sung Han Jang, Hawaii regional director of Body and Brain Yoga and Tai Chi, will discuss energy circulation and natural healing. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Oahu Country Club. Cost: $25. Visit

Hawaii Society of Business Professionals luncheon: Guest speaker John Gotanda, new president of Hawaii Pacific University. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.; program is at noon at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Mauna Kea Ballroom. Cost: $42 for HSBP members; $44 for Society of Human Resource Management members and HPU students, faculty and alumni; and $49 for guests. Registration is additional $10 after today. Register at

Pau Hana Block Party: All proceeds go to Hawaii Literacy. 6-9 p.m. at Murphy’s Bar & Grill. Cost: $40 individual, $75 for two people. Visit

SEPT. 23

The Honolulu Firefighters Foundation — Seventh Annual Signature Chefs Food Festival: 5:30-9 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian. Cost: $175 per person. Call 386-3238 or email

SEPT. 24

Graham Builders Seminar — “Building Your Home for Life”: Homeowners can learn how to select a builder and what to watch out for, and get tips on residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling. 9-11 a.m. at Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu St. Free; RSVP required. Call 593-2808.

Oct. 14

14th Annual Bayanihan Gala Fundraiser: The Filipino Community Center will honor six individuals for their extraordinary acts of service, including Amefil “Amy” Agbayani, Jeffrey N. Watanabe, Maggie Domingo, Timothy E. Johns, Lynn Watanabe and Domingo Los Banos. Event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki. Call Arceli at 680-0451. Visit

Oct. 28 & 29

“Rise & Lead” Toastmasters Fall Conference: Humorous and evaluation speech contests, educational keynote speakers, awards, auction and more. Event will be at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia St. Early registration cost by Oct. 17 is $100 for the full conference. Call Rose at 276-5093.

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