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Pupu Platter 196: Questions on teacher tax

Schooling, Taxing Teachers are coming after property taxes again. In 2018, this took the form of a ballot question in the general election, seeking the public’s permission to levy a property tax on real estate investment properties. The Hawaii s.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2020

Pupu Platter: How much to worry about coronavirus in Hawaii?

What, me worry? I have no idea how much to worry about coronavirus. On one hand, I’m pretty confident that the Chinese government is underplaying the scope of the disease. On the other hand, I’m well aware of my own industry’s tendency toward.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2020

Pupu Platter 197: Rail"s tolls, red-light cameras, Waikiki fun

Rail’s tolls Interesting to see the City and County of Honolulu back off a proposed $772 million redevelopment of the aging Blaisdell Center, with Mayor Kirk Caldwell specifically citing the unknown costs of finishing the last four miles of rail as we.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2020

Pupu Platter 189: Development accelerating on Kapiolani Boulevard

Next to Kuhio Avenue, I can’t think of a major street in urban Honolulu that would benefit more from a renaissance than Kapiolani Boulevard. The stretch Ewa from Piikoi has seen a lot of improvement, now, according to real estate editor Janis Ma.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 6th, 2019

Pupu Platter 188: Business and Busybodies

I’m having a hard time following the logic of Civil Beat’s editorial in favor of Bill 40, which seeks to restrict single-use plastics in the food industry in Honolulu County. “Opponents have also argued that most of Hawaii’s plastic pollut.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 29th, 2019

Pupu Platter 187: The last exit

We all know the cost of living in Hawaii is higher than the Mainland’s, but apparently the cost of dying is higher, too. Nearly 17% higher, according to a press release that came my way from funeralocity.com “Honolulu funeral homes average $8,655 .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 22nd, 2019

Florida superintendents weigh in on higher teacher pay

When Gov. Ron DeSantis made a pitch this month to raise the minimum salaries of Florida public-school teachers to $47,500, questions lingered over how lawmakers would go about paying for the plan. In Florida, county school boards are responsible .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 25th, 2019

Pupu Platter 157: New road tax in the works, PBN turns 56

The state of Hawaii pays for road repairs and improvements with a gasoline tax of 16 cents per gallon. Problem is, cars are getting more fuel efficient and EVs are becoming somewhat more common, so the revenue collected at the pump is declining. (Als.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 21st, 2019

Pupu Platter 149: REITs, minimum wage, and Top Gun

A.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 25th, 2019

Pupu Platter 151: Boycotts are the new normal

Used to be that corporate social responsibility consisted of setting aside some money to donate to charity. Now it’s become an all-out contest of virtue signaling, and increasingly politicized.  So it’s come to this, now that companies and c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2019

A lawyer who spent 18 years fighting the IRS says avoiding the bureau"s questions about your taxes makes everything worse

Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty After 18.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider28 min. ago

Industry Roundtable: Labor and Employment

How will automation reshape the workforce? What is the hardest job to fill? What trends are you watching for 2020 and beyond? Law firm Hodgson Russ and the Albany Business Review hosted a discussion to answer these questions and more. Cindy Applebaum.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals11 hr. 27 min. ago

Cramer"s lightning round: "I think GM is of the past"

"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer rings the lightning round bell, which means he's giving his answers to callers' stock questions at rapid speed......»»

Category: topSource: madmoney18 hr. 42 min. ago

Prairie Village Macy"s departure leaves questions on replacement

The two-story big box store sits on the edge of the Village Shops, a primarily one-story shopping center. The location is now owned by Macy's......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals22 hr. 12 min. ago

E-Trade isn"t going away — and 4 more things to know about its $13B sale to Morgan Stanley

E-Trade is based in Arlington, which raises questions about its future real estate footprint......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals22 hr. 27 min. ago

City to extend protected bike lanes

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 20th, 2020

Victoria’s Secret to go private at $1.1 billion valuation

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 20th, 2020

Cohen lingers over Mets sale, ‘wants SNY’

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 20th, 2020

Bloomberg struggles in debate debut

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 20th, 2020

Bloomberg bankrolls a social-media army to push message

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 20th, 2020

De Blasio booed, heckled at contentious Queens town hall

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 20th, 2020