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Wednesday, April 23, 2014         

Business

Hawaii Direct Mail
 Airline is 'bystander' in saga of stowaway teen, CEO says 
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and chief executive, said he's not sure how the global publicity from this week's stowaway story will affect the airline.  Story »
The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs and about 200 supporters demonstrated at the Legislature on Tuesday with signs, Hawaiian flags, songs, chants and hula to remind lawmakers how much they want a bill passed that allows residential development on land the agency owns in Kakaako.  Story »

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has expanded into the Republic of Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean.  Story »

 Business Briefs
First Hawaiian Bank has announced several more promotions:

» Jan Sam to vice president from assistant vice president in the corporate banking division. Story »

Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is planning to open a store at Market City Shopping Center on Kapiolani Boulevard near Kapa­hulu Avenue, according to center tenants.  Story »

Hawaiian Airlines has high hopes for its new Beijing service, but CEO Mark Dunkerley acknowledges the need to be patient.  Story »

The "Field of Dreams" quotation, "If you build it, they will come," does not apply to all entrepreneurs who have what they believe to be great ideas for products consumers will love. Story »

Not all health providers accept Medicare insurance, the federal program for seniors. The vast majority of those who do are completely ethical and bill as accurately as possible for services rendered.  Story »

An Iolani Palace outside Hawaii? I was looking through old photos of Iolani Palace in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser archives a few years ago, and one stunned me — it showed snow falling around the palace. Story »

With the recent Heartbleed vulnerability blowing up in the news, it's a good time to remind everyone that good passwords, and good password hygiene, are critical for the long-term protection of you and your online accounts. Story »

Going beyond the DVR, Oceanic parent company Time Warner Cable is offering Fan TV to subscribers who want to connect their TVs to online sources of programming. 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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