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Thursday, January 29, 2015         

Business

Hawaii Direct Mail
 Brasserie Du Vin closing in face of 50% rent hike
Longtime Honolulu restaurateur Dave Stewart will shut down Brasserie Du Vin after service Saturday due to a lease dispute with Plumbers and Fitters Union Local 675, which owns the property. Story »
The remarkable turnaround from a near collapse six years ago keeps gaining momentum. Fueled by its seventh straight quarter of double-digit loan growth, CPB said it will increase its dividend for the second time in less than a year after its net income jumped 28.8 percent in the October-December period. Story »

Legislators pressed NextEra Energy Inc., the Florida-based energy company hoping to purchase Hawaiian Electric Industries, for details of how the mainland company will lower electric rates and by when. Story »

From small Christmas craft fairs at a friend's house, Valerie Bigelow's Island Girl Collection made a big leap to be at the first Made in Maui County Festival in November. Story »

Tobacco continues to be big business — a $35 billion market — but electronic cigarettes are burning away at the market share. E-cigarettes are booming. New technologies claim reduced adverse health effects compared with tobacco smoking.  Story »

How do you welcome a new radio personality who's moved from New York to Hawaii? Today it might be an ad campaign on radio and TV. But in 1959 the United States' youngest program director had a different idea: Keep him awake for eight days in a department store window. Story »

If you have an email address, you've probably been the target of a phishing scam. Online phishes are social attacks delivered through email or a website that attempt to scam potential victims into divulging sensitive information such as logins, passwords or personal information.  Story »

A restaurant named Lanai Cafe is about to open, not on Isla Ellison in the Hawaiian archipelago, but in the chic Gangnam district of Seoul, which was popularized by a global pop hit. Story »

“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

Nation & World

Taking Care Of Our Furry Family Members
The Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals has been our guiding light through the last 131 years since our founding. Read More »
 
A Few Thoughts On UH Athletics
It seems that every week there’s much more to talk about regarding the future and past of University of Hawaii athletics. Read More »
 

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