business and finance

Consumer confidence? No so much

Consumer confidence slipped this month as more people worried that the job market is worsening.The latest survey from Conference Board showed a decline even after reports are showing that people...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Resource Center announces hire Christy Schaerer has been hired as the new programs coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center.Schaerer will be responsible for coordinating all resource and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Jobs overseas for many companies

Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn’t anyone hiring?Actually, many American companies are – just maybe not in your town. They’re hiring overseas, where sales are surging and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama’s economist pick sign of new agenda

HONOLULU – Change is soon coming to the White House economic team, with President Barack Obama set to announce a new top adviser who will have broad influence over the administration’s efforts to...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Next years budget proposal delayed

HONOLULU – President Barack Obama will push back the release of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 by about a week, a delay administration officials blame in part on a hold placed on Obama’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

In light trading, stocks barely budge

NEW YORK – Stocks were little changed Monday as investors focused on strong holiday shopping results and looked past an interest-rate increase in China. Many traders stayed home because of the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New governors take office amid historic budget crises

NEW YORK – New York’s incoming governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, says he won’t raise taxes even though he will inherit a budget deficit of at least $9 billion when he takes office in January. Ohio...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New tax law packed with breaks for businesses

WASHINGTON – The massive new tax bill signed into law by President Barack Obama is filled with all kinds of holiday stocking stuffers for businesses: tax breaks for producing TV shows, grants for...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cell phones used for activism

NEW YORK – If you voted this fall, there’s a good chance you were texting about it. Twenty-six percent of adult Americans used their cell phones to encourage others to vote in November’s mid-term...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Banks smarten up branches, ATMs

NEW YORK – The personal touch is making a comeback.That old-fashioned habit of stopping in at your local branch is being encouraged again as the banking industry looks to put the spark back in...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Accounting firm changes name Managing partner and certified public accountant Paul Gervais announces a corporate name change to Gervais and Associates, P.C., effective Jan. 1, 2011. With 25 years...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

GDP growth revision sends stocks higher

NEW YORK – Major stock indexes edged up to two-year highs Wednesday after a report showed that the U.S. economy grew faster than previously thought over the summer. The Commerce Department said the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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