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State Pays a Price for Faulty Economic Forecasts

State Pays a Price for Faulty Economic Forecasts

The Hawaii Council on Revenues makes quarterly predictions about whether revenues will shrink or grow that dictate how much the state can spend. But a five-year analysis of its work shows forecasts are often off-base. When they're wrong, there are real consequences.

Discussion: Hawaii Job Market

Even as the state’s unemployment rate improves, many in Hawaii, including new college graduates, find the job market bleak. While…
Job Market Still Grim for Hawaii College Grads

Job Market Still Grim for Hawaii College Grads

How hard is it for recent grads to find a job in Hawaii? Interviews with career counselors at four Hawaii universities show even as the unemployment rate improves, new graduates find the job market bleak. We tell their stories.
Hannemann: Let’s Bring The Superferry Back

Hannemann: Let’s Bring The Superferry Back

Gov. candidate Mufi Hannemann says he is in "preliminary discussions" to resurrect the controversial interisland boat service as part of a larger economic plan for Hawaii.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Friday, July 23

The Ticker: Money Stories for Friday, July 23

Gambling addictions, tax calculators and stamp economics: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Thursday, July 22

The Ticker: Money Stories for Thursday, July 22

Facebook beats the IRS: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Wednesday, July 21

The Ticker: Money Stories for Wednesday, July 21

The food truck economy and Greece's rail system debt: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Tuesday, July 20

The Ticker: Money Stories for Tuesday, July 20

New dollar signs, debt collector confessions and unemployment declines: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories For Monday, July 19

The Ticker: Money Stories For Monday, July 19

The cupcake bubble, pot economics and tons of cocoa: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Friday, July 16

The Ticker: Money Stories for Friday, July 16

The high cost of dying, economies behaving badly and offshoring and cities: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
The Ticker: Money Stories for Thursday, July 15

The Ticker: Money Stories for Thursday, July 15

In recession and wearing higher heels: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading
The Ticker: Money Stories for Wednesday, July 14

The Ticker: Money Stories for Wednesday, July 14

Corruption epidemic, the stimulus' 3 million jobs and farmers and the financial overhaul: A glimpse at the some of the money stories we're reading.
Hawaii Economy