Consumer fraud schemes escalate each year during the holidays, and a new research report, “Seasons Cheatings,” from the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that a significant number of consumers are at risk of becoming victimized by common seasonal scams.
HONOLULU — Congressman Ed Case has introduced three bills in Congress to reform the century-old Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (commonly referred to as the “Jones Act”), which he said is widely credited with artificially inflating the cost of shipping goods to Hawaii.
HONOLULU — Four Hawaii food banks, Hawaii Foodbank on Oahu and Kauai, Maui Food Bank and The Food Basket (Hawaii Island Food Bank), recently received $8,000 each from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity throughout Hawaii.
LIHUE — With the call being issued for more housing, and new car sales being strong on the local marketplace, who is going to build them, or keep them running said a spokesperson from the Contractors Association of Kauai, during its 62nd annual meeting and installation of officers at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.
HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines on Tuesday welcomed guests aboard its inaugural flight between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye Airport and Fukuoka Airport with a festive gate-side celebration as the carrier marked the start of its four-times-weekly nonstop service with Airbus A330 aircraft.
A recent op-ed column in Real Clear Politics by Scott Hodge, president of the national Tax Foundation (not related to the Tax Foundation of Hawaii although the names are similar) brought up some interesting ideas, spurred by the announced plans of Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to enact a tax on wealth.
Just in time for the holiday season, scammers have found a new way to get your tinsel in a tangle. It’s called “juice jacking.” As if the stress and chaos of shopping and traveling isn’t enough, this new scam is popping up in airports, hotels and shopping malls.