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Failed HEI deal, sugar’s end top business stories of 2016

  • BRUCE ASATO / NOV. 18

    Construction, one of Hawaii’s main economic forces, came into its own in 2016 with condo, hotel and retail work and the city’s ongoing rail project. A University of Hawaii report suggested the sector was near a cyclical peak. Above, renovation proceeded in November on Waikiki’s Pacific Beach Hotel, which will be renamed the Alohilani Resort at Waikiki.

It was a year that saw the end of an era in Hawaii and nearly the start of another one. The state’s economy also continued to hum along with stable growth, while a startupindustry — medical marijuana — endured growing pains as it prepared to roll out. Read more

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