Business

Zoom looks to dial-in on pandemic success and expand personal customer service

  (Eagle News) — Have you ever been in a situation where you tried to use video conferencing software, only for it to not work properly? Maybe you couldn’t hear everyone else in the conference, or they couldn’t see your …

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Canada-US border to reopen to fully vaccinated Americans August 9

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Border restrictions are being eased to allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter Canada for non-essential reasons, the Canadian government said Monday. Beginning August 9, American who have been fully immunized …

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Parts of US seeing ‘robust’ growth despite shortages, inflation: Fed

  (AFP) — The US economy saw “moderate to robust growth” in recent weeks as it bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic despite rising prices and shortages of supplies, a Federal Reserve report said Wednesday. Some of the fastest growth …

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Era of space tourism begins: When will you be booking your flight?

  (Eagle News) —On Sunday history was made as Sir Richard Branson became the first traveler into space via a privately owned company: his own Virgin Galactic. With other privately owned companies such as Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon …

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Median prices, sales of condos and single-family homes on Oahu skyrocket despite pandemic, economic woes

    (Eagle News) – According to the June 2021 resales figures by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® (HBR), sales of single-family homes rose by 49.3%; and condominium sales went up to an astounding 134.0% compared to the same period …

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US stocks pause near records after solid June hiring data

(AFP) — Wall Street stocks held steady near records early Wednesday following solid private-sector hiring data released ahead of the closely-watched government jobs report. Private US firms added 692,000 jobs in June, according to payroll services firm ADP. The figures …

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Agriculture can become a major Hawaii industry again: university report

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – In their latest brief, “The agricultural economic landscape in Hawaii and the potential for future economic viability,” experts from the University of Hawaii’s Economic Research Organization (UHERO) believe that, despite challenges, it is possible for commodities …

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Canada-US border remains closed to non-essential traffic of another month

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — More people will have to be vaccinated before Canada will agree to reopen its border with the United States to non-essential traffic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. The closure, …

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Vaccine certificates from one country may not be accepted by another

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Vaccine passports could become a bureaucratic nightmare for some people as large events in some countries require proof of immunization against Covid-19. A case in point is the Springsteen On …

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New Jersey named Best State To Live In by national financial website WalletHub

    By Carlo Valdez EBC New Jersey Bureau (Eagle News) WalletHub, an analysis and financial website, released its 2021’s Best States to Live In list on Tuesday. Wallethub compared the 50 U.S. states, which were based on five key …

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Honolulu offers interest-free home loans for low, moderate-income households

  (Eagle News) – Qualified low-income and moderate-income households may now apply for interest-free down payment loans to assist with purchase of their new homes, according to the Department of Community Services (DCS) of the City and County of Honolulu. …

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Biden drops plan to ban TikTok, WeChat

(AFP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked executive orders from his predecessor Donald Trump seeking to ban Chinese-owned mobile apps TikTok and WeChat over national security concerns, the White House said. A White House statement said that instead of …

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