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Retail sales data shows tech revenue declined Black Friday

MEDIA RELEASE/PRWEB Black Friday results showed consumers continued their 2009 focus on price and value while shopping for consumer technology items, according to leading market research company The NPD Group’s Weekly Tracking Service, the industry source for actual point-of-sale data (POS) from Black Friday. Total revenue for the week of Black Friday was slightly more […]

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Get up to $4,500 for your gas guzzler when buying a new car

Get up to $4,500 for your gas guzzler when buying a new car

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Kicks-Off CARS Program, Encourages Consumers to Buy More Fuel Efficient Cars and Trucks U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today kicked off a buyer incentive program designed to help consumers purchase new fuel efficient vehicles and boost the economy at the same time. The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), commonly referred to […]

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Ka`u residents talk story about economic initiatives

Ka`u residents talk story about economic initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Speaking at a town hall style meeting last week in Ka`u, Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona highlighted the Administration’s economic initiatives emphasizing that with residents’ support the state will emerge “stronger and wiser” from its fiscal challenges. “Right now we have a government that we cannot afford,” Aiona told residents at the Naalehu […]

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Governor in Washington to focus on economy, energy infrastructure

MEDIA RELEASE With a focus on forging partnerships and providing economic relief to Hawaii residents and businesses, Gov. Linda Lingle is in Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association annual meeting. The focus of this year’s meeting, which complements the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s focus on investing in improvements to Hawaii’s infrastructure, is rebuilding, repairing and maintaining […]

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This is stimulus …

Here it is … all of it … go ahead, dig in and report back. What does this mean to you? Stimulus Watch: www.stimuluswatch.org/project/… Or try this one: Recovery: www.recovery.gov

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Governor takes five-point recovery plan on the road

Governor takes five-point recovery plan on the road

    Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Gov. Linda Lingle is continuing her call for the Legislature to work with her administration to address the state’s immediate and long-term economic health. The governor used her annual keynote speech at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce luncheon earlier this month – and again at the Maui Chamber of […]

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New Year’s message from Gov. Lingle

MEDIA RELEASE From a New Year’s message released by Gov. Linda Lingle: ‘The year ahead will not be business-as-usual. Economic realities in Hawaii and across our nation and the world require that we make difficult but necessary decisions to ensure our limited fiscal resources are used to preserve essential services and protect the well-being of […]

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County targets funds from economic stimulus package

County targets funds from economic stimulus package

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii has submitted a list of road, sewer, transit and other projects to the federal government for funding under President-elect Barack Obama’s proposed economic stimulus package. The projects, worth an estimated $487.1 million, would create nearly 3,000 construction jobs on the Big Island. The list of projects is a result […]

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Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Bond Rating for Hawaii County

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Bond Rating for Hawaii County

NEWS RELEASE November 20, 2008 Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Bond Rating for Hawaii County Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded the general obligation bond rating of Hawaii County from A+ to AA-. The upgrade applies to approximately $50 million of general obligation debt that will be used to fund a variety of capital improvements […]

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