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UHERO Report on KITV: Hawaii Unemployment

Posted June 15, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • What are the state unemployment numbers showing?
  • What about the individual sectors? What are they showing?
  • What type of economics news should we be keeping an eye out for in the upcoming weeks?

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UHERO Report on KITV: Wall Street Analysis

Posted June 8, 2012 | Categories: Media

Jill Kuromoto interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • By Friday of last week, US stocks had given up all of their 2012 gains, but then the market rallied by almost 3% in the first three days of this week. What's going on?
  • I thought the Greek bailout this spring calmed markets?
  • So why the rally this week?

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UHERO Report on KITV: Economist reaction to positive tourism numbers

Posted June 1, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • Let's talk about those numbers from HTA. Pretty good for them, right?
  • Were you surprised by this or was it pretty much in line with your expectations?
  • Why did the Council on Revenues lower its forecast earlier this week?

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UHERO Report on KITV: Neighbor Island Economic Report

Posted May 18, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson  interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • The new report shows some positive growth for the counties, correct?
  • Which island is doing the best right now?
  • What does the housing industry look like?

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UHERO Report on KITV: Positive Outlook on Hawaii Economy

Posted May 11, 2012 | Categories: Media

Jill Kuramoto interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • How strong is our visitor industry?
  • Thats good news, but your report points out that most of the growth in the state is confined to the visitor industry?
  • You continue to report that you are also looking for improvement this year. Why is that?.

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KITV Project Economy: Why some economists favor plastic bag tax

Posted April 27, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Research Fellow and Professor of Economics John Lynham.

  • Why are economists in favor of a plastic bag tax? 
  • Will a tax really reduce the use of plastic bags?
  • So why not just ban plastic bags altogether?

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KITV Project Economy: Unemployment Numbers

Posted April 20, 2012 | Categories: Media

Jill Kuramoto interviews UHERO Research Fellow and Professor of Economics Sumner Lacriox.

  • Hawaii’s unemployment rate seems to always be below the US unemployment rate. How long has this been going on?
  • What happens to full-time jobs?
  • So is Hawaii’s health insurance law good for the State?

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KITV Project Economy: Jobless Report a Mixed Bag

Posted April 6, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • This is a disappointing report - can you explain why?
  • So more growth was expected and now it seems to be slowing?
  • Is there anything positive that came out of the report?

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KITV Project Economy: State-Run Banks Proposal

Posted March 23, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Research Fellow and Professor of Economics Sumner Lacroix.

  • What's the bill on the state run bank proposal to fund clean energy projects?
  • Why would they want to use a state run bank as opposed to a private bank?
  • What are the positive and negative sides of the issue?

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KITV Project Economy: Construction Industry Looking Brighter

Posted March 16, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • UHERO released its Annual Construction Report this morning. This is a sector that has been hard hit by the great recession isn't it?
  • So is there any good news in the report?
  • That sounds pretty good, why so much growth?

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KITV Project Economy: Why Oil Prices Are Spiking

Posted March 2, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Research Fellow and Professor of Economics Sumner Lacroix.

  • Why have oil prices just been spiking recently?
  • What about the oil prices in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • How does this affect the overall economy?

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KITV Project Economy: Big Screen, Big Bucks

Posted February 24, 2012 | Categories: Media

Jill Kuramoto interviews UHERO Research Fellow and Professor of Economics Sumner Lacroix.

  • Has there been any other place that has seen a boom due to an Oscar nominated movie?
  • We saw some big increases in tourism in January and February, especially in Kauai. Do you think that had anything to do with the film industry?
  • Do you think we'll see an increase in tourism in Hawaii due to the buzz around The Descendents?

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KITV Project Economy: Payroll Tax Cuts

Posted February 17, 2012 | Categories: Media

Mahealani Richardson interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • What does the payroll tax mean for the economy?
  • Congress is also working on a deal in terms of the unemployment benefits extension. What does that mean for people here in the islands?
  • What's your view on the turmoil in Europe and how it affects the islands and the United States?

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KITV Project Economy: First Quarter Report Released

Posted February 10, 2012 | Categories: Media

Jill Kuramoto interviews UHERO Forecast Project Director and Professor of Economics Byron Gangnes.

  • The forecast released this morning was titled "Some Improvement, After Disappointing 2011" - that's pretty straightforward. What were some of the disappointments, first of all?
  • What does it look like for 2012 now?
  • I know that there's a senate bill being heard today that is kind of the state's version of the stimulus bill - do you think that will help open up jobs?

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KITV Project Economy: Employment On The Rise

Posted February 3, 2012 | Categories: Media

Jill Kuramoto interviews UHERO Executive Director and Associate Professor of Economics Carl Bonham.

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly employment report this morning and reported another decrease in the US Unemployment rate?
  • We also saw a decline in the Unemployment rate to 8.3%, so this was a really good report?
  • As you know, we are focusing on Personal Finance this week. I know that is not the focus of UHERO, but can you give us any tips?

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