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Tuesday, April 15, 2014         

Business

Hawaii Direct Mail
 Service to Beijing to begin
The state's largest carrier, whose bid for China service was rejected nine years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is scheduled to take off on its first flight from Honolulu Airport to Beijing at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Story »
 Business Briefs
Oahu PV permits declined again in March • First Wind seeks to sell HECO electricity • Solar projects in public schools advance; and more Story »
Hawaiian Airlines is facing a $547,500 civil fine for operating one of its planes for eight years without properly inspecting certain components that could cause a rapid decompression of the aircraft.  Story »

He's been told to prepare to go viral. Larry Rutkowski's "Hell No Kitty" designs once caught the eye of a marketing executive from Disney who leaned in for some close conversation with him about one of his product lines. Story »

Despite the surge in attractive, high-quality assisted-living facilities, most people would much prefer to live independently and remain in their own homes as long as possible. The houses in which we have raised our children, however great or modest, are our palaces. Story »

Central Pacific Bank celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. It was founded by returning World War II nisei veterans, meeting over plate lunches at Ala Moana Beach Park. It's an interesting story. Story »

Like death and taxes, the rising price of energy of in the Aloha State is a constant that we have to live with. The other day I went over to Home Depot with the good intention of buying some energy-efficient light bulbs and power strips.  Story »

Former restaurateur, food writer and commercial real estate broker Jo McGarry has created a new business using all the skills she's developed along the way. 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@star- advertiser.com with “Akamai Money” as the subject.  Story »

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