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Howzit Howard: credit card debt

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The May data from credit karma show not too much change - the average kamaaina consumer still owes about nine grand just in credit card debt. We still have eight percent more credit card debt than a year ago. But less than we did at Christmas time.

State tax revenue is still way down from three years ago, but for the first time, the state tax take for the current budget year is almost two percent higher than the previous fiscal cycle, even if you subtract the money to be paid in refunds. Basically the situation bottomed out between April and May.

Hawaiian Airlines' new service from Oakland to Maui ends in September, but in October Hawaiian has another idea for Maui service. It will launch its first nonstops from Maui to Vegas. Twice-weekly service starts October 3.

Pacific Business News quotes Shanghai Daily as reporting Hawaii could get direct flights from China by December. But the source is a China-based contractor for the Hawaii Tourism Authority. China's Hainan Airlines is already months later than expected in launching flights that were approved months ago.

And finally, US Airways says it's happy as a standalone airline. Translation: no one will merge with them.

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