Howard's Business Report

  Business: Post-Christmas retail layoffs

Business Report: Some useful information about millennials

Business: Oahu office vacancy

Business: General excise taxes in 2019

Business: 2018 tourism

Business: History of Hawaii’s visitor traffic

Continued Coverage

  Business: November hotel report

Business: Illustrated Economics

Business: Priciest cities to purchase gas

Business: Michael Yadao becomes lobbyist, Kaiser donates $10,000, Bank of Hawaii directors ranked best in nation

Business: Historical perspective of the stock market

Business: Top tourist destinations

  Business Report: Report reveals new details on the U.S. economic expansion

Howard talks about an important new report on the U.S. economic expansion.

Business: December arrivals by air

International arrivals are down 7 percent so far this month, but Japan traffic is up 4 percent.

  Business Report: Fun facts about visitors to Hawaii

A quarter of mainland visitors to Hawaii are under 40.

Business Report: People who visit more than one island

Howard's Business Report dives into annual visitors to each island, and those who came for one day or less.

  Business Report: The official state economic forecast, local banks impact, and Singapore Airlines

Business: October hotel occupancy report

Business Report: Hawaii’s unemployment rates per island

Business: New store hours for businesses on Thanksgiving

Business: Monday’s stock dive

Business Report: America’s biggest retailers

  Business Report: U.S. airline service to China

Howard talks U.S. Airline Service to China in this Business Report.

Business Report: DFS looks to Hawaii goods and Daiso is coming to Hawaii

DFS has also agreed to carry the wares of 11 local companies.

Business Report: Airplane seats to Hawaii

For today’s business report, Howard looks into November’s airline seats to Hawaii.

Business Report: Businesses on Big Island

Some of the finalists in the HI Plan business plan competition were Uncle Tilo’s Water Catchment, SRFly, and Big Island Espresso Bites.

Business Report: International visitor traffic

It’s time for Howard’s Illustrated Economics. This morning: the outlook for international visitor traffic through the end of the year.

Business Report: Unemployment

It's time for Howard's Illustrated Economics.

  Business: Federal debt

The federal debt is $21 trillion and rising.In the budget year that just ended, it grew three quarters of a billion. This year the budget will grow another $1 billion.

Business Report: New jobless claims reported statewide

New jobless claims were reported across the state.

Business Report: Who benefits from the hotel strike?

It’s time for Howard’s Illustrated Economics. This morning, who benefits from the hotel strike?

Business: The key issues in hotel contract talks

There are four main issues whenever labor and management negotiate contracts. The most obvious is pay, because that’s issue one in nearly all labor negotiations.

Business Report: A look at supplies, shipping, and storms

When Hawaii gets rained on and blown around and the ports are closed, we tend to think of maritime shipping in simplistic terms - what computer people call binary thinking. Either the ports are open and all is well, as exemplified by this drawing, or ports are closed and you can't find anything, whether it's a 2x4...

Business Report: Tourism is up (again), and Kahala gets ready for a new mall

Here's Howard Dicus' latest business report.

Business Report: July hotel occupancy report

This is fresh out of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In July, the Big Island was suffering eruption disruption. But Lane wasn't a factor yet. Kauai 79% (78) $315+8% Rev $226...

Business Report: Hawaii unemployment by island

Kauai 2.3 (2.9) (2.2) Oahu 2.0 (2.6) (2.2) Maui Co. 2.1 (2.7) (2.5) Big Island 3.0 (3.5) (3.1) Maui Island 2.0 (2.6) (2.3)...

Business Report: America’s highest paying jobs

Median base salary for America's highest paying jobs. $96,000 – tax manager. $97,000 – attorney. $102,000 – financial planning manager. $104,000 – plant manager. $105,000 – Engineering manager. $107,000 – nurse practitioner. $109,000 – physician assistant. $116,000...