Howard's Business Report

  Business Report: February arrivals

In this Illustrated Economics, Howard has the numbers for February arrivals.

  Business Report: Matson's 2020 container shipping

It's time for Howard's Illustrated Economics. This time, Matson's 2020 container shipping.

  Business Report: Businesses that thrived during the pandemic

In this Illustrated Economics, Howard discusses which businesses have benefitted during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Business Report: Hawaii new jobless claims

Hawaii new jobless claims rose last week, same as mainland claims did.

  Bitcoin: Is it a bubble?

  Business Report: Dark trading

Time to learn a new term about the stock market: dark trading. Most stocks are traded openly on stock exchanges.

  Business Report: Neighbor Island home prices

In this edition of Illustrated Economics, Howard takes a look at Neighbor Island house prices.

  Business Report: Mortgage forbearance programs

The forbearance program covers federally-backed mortgages, which is 75% of them. Howard Dicus reports.

  Business Report: Education & unemployment

Howard goes over the current unemployment rates broken down by schooling.

  Business Report: Hawaii new jobless claims by island

Business reporter Howard Dicus draws us an island-by-island update on the jobless numbers for last week.

  Business Report: Diversifying Hawaii's economy

Howard discusses whether anything can be done to inoculate our economy against future tourism disasters like Covid.

  Business Report: Survey shows tourism crash hurt many local businesses

The Chamber of Commerce polled 300 members on COVID slump effects. Revenues fell an average 45% last year and 45% of businesses reduced workforce.

  Business Report: Insight into Hawaii Tourism Authority's survey

There was only a fraction of the percentage of visitors to Hawaii during the pandemic. What did they think about the effort it took to travel to our islands.

  Business Report: December arrival numbers to Hawaii in recent years

We thought the drop off of arrivals to Hawaii was big after the market drop in 2008. The past December has been way worse. Howard Dicus reports.

  Business Report: Longtime restaurant in Hilo to serve its last meal soon

A Hilo restaurant serves its last meals Saturday.

  Business Report: Gas prices in key cities

In this Illustrated Economics, Howard Dicus goes over gas prices in key cities.

  Business Report: Hotel occupancy for December 2020

Howard explains just how bad business in December for our hotels. He breaks it down island by island.

  Business Report: Oahu retail vacancy

In this Illustrated Economics, Howard Dicus goes over Oahu retail vacancy numbers.

  Business Report: Head of Hawaiiana Management to retire

Covid delayed this, but the head of Hawaiiana Management will retire in April.

  Business Report: Industrial vacancy by neighborhood in Honolulu

Business reporter Howard Dicus gives us a snapshot of industrial vacancies in Honolulu. He breaks it down by area.

  Business Report: Luxury home sales

Top stories from across Hawaii and around the world, as seen on the 6 a.m. news broadcast from Hawaii News Now.

  Business Report: The shortfall in state tax receipts

Howard examines the impact of the pandemic on Hawaii's economy using another measurement.

  Business Report: Hawaii horticulture

In this Illustrated Economics, Howard shares data on Hawaii horticulture.

  Business Report: Restaurants and bars hit especially hard during the pandemic

Top stories from across Hawaii and around the world, as seen on the 6 a.m. news broadcast from Hawaii News Now.

  Business Report: 2 Hawaii restaurants get national recognition

Island Vintage Wine Bar and Halekulani Bakery and Restaurant earned spots on USA Today's Top 10 New Restaurants.

  Business Report: Hawaii's doctor shortage by county

Just how bad is the doctor shortage in Hawaii? We show you and compare numbers county-by-county in today's business report.

  Business Report: Nationwide bankruptcies

The legal services company Epiq systems says nationwide business bankruptcies rose 29% in 2020.

  Business Report: Highlighting lessons learned in 2020

Hold onto your pants! It's Crisis at a Glance! On this New Year's Eve, Howard Dicus highlights a few important lessons learned this year.