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Local folks often worry about the impact of big-box stores on small neighborhood retailers. That concern certainly surrounded the opening of the new Target Store in Kailua. So how are local shops doing now? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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Honolulu is in the midst of a building boom, with new high-rise condominiums rising up everywhere you look. But are local architecture firms being left on the sidelines? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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Three Honolulu chefs have been named as semi-finalists for the prestigious James Beard Award. Pacific Business News spoke with them about how these three have risen to the top in one of the riskiest industries around. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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It’s one of those ideas that  sounds like it may be too good to be true: using seawater to cool office buildings. But it’s a project that’s on its way to becoming reality in Honolulu.  Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Hawai‘i remains a relative stronghold for unions.  In fact, according to recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is one of the most unionized states in America. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has part of the story behind the numbers.

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If someone has become a CEO, you’d think they’ve mastered the art of management. But some of Hawai‘i’s top CEO’s continue to sharpen their skills with the help of coaches. We get more on that story from the editor in chief of Pacific Business News, A Kam Napier.

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What does “Sustainability” mean for business and industry in Hawaii? Pacific Business News assembled a panel of experts to find out. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Hawaii’s state run hospital system appears to be in dire financial straits. However, it does have new leadership in its CEO, Dr. Linda Rosen, who as Pacific Business News reports, has a lot of experience dealing with emergencies. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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Broadband internet access is both a luxury for modern entertainment and a necessity for business. But Hawaii is falling behind when it comes to fast connections. We get a look at some of the people and businesses involved from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

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Hawaii has a long history of cultural blending and ethnic pride. That extends to the business world as well, with a vibrant community of ethnic chambers of commerce. From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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The visitor industry, healthcare and the University of Hawaii are among the state’s biggest employers. What’s ahead for them in 2015? From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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  As 2014 winds down, many are looking ahead to see what the new year will bring. What are the coming trends for Hawaii’s business climate? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Many questions remain about the proposed 4.3 billion dollar buyout of Hawaiian Electric.  A lot of those questions center on the Florida company that wants to buy the local utility. So who is NextEra?  Some answers from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief, A. Kam Napier.

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  Consumers are exploring a lot of different ways to kick the fossil fuel habit. One of them is driving electric vehicles instead of gas-powered cars. Where does Hawaii stand in adopting EVs? From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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This week, the Howard Hughes Corporation won approval from regulators for a project on the site of Ward Warehouse. The company is in the process of reshaping 60 acres of Kakaako. But that’s only part of the story of how this Texas-based company came to be a major player in Honolulu real estate. From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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  For years, business leaders in Hawaii have talked about the need for the state to develop a high tech sector. But can the islands really become a paradise for start-ups? From Pacific Business News,  Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.
 

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