Thursday, April 24, 2014         


Hawaii Direct Mail
The U.S. Treasury stands to make $35.9 million from the sale of 2.85 million Central Pacific shares at $12.75 each. Shown is Central Pacific Bank's branch at South King Street. When the real estate meltdown left Central Pacific Bank on the brink of collapse more than three years ago, it restructured its loan portfolio and raised $325 million in investor capital to stay afloat.  Story »

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday that tightens restrictions on who can legally help Hawaii homeowners at risk of foreclosure save their homes through mortgage relief efforts.  Story »

Hawaiian Electric Co. and its sister utilities did not fare well in a new opinion poll that showed 9 out of 10 residents in their service areas believe the companies have slowed rooftop solar installations to protect their profits.  Story »

 Business Briefs
Polynesian Adventure Tours chief named • Territorial audit finds reporting deficiencies • Honolulu burger joint expands to Texas; and more Story »
Local developer Peter Savio plans to expand his Pagoda hotel brand to Maui with the purchase of the Maui Beach Hotel, an adjacent golf course and a vacant lot where the circa-1953 Maui Palms Hotel once stood.  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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