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Interisland cargo decline continues

By Andrew Gomes
Slackened demand for goods on the neighbor islands and the loss of a big customer pulled business down a bit for Hawaii's largest interisland cargo operator for a third consecutive quarter.

Kakaako high-rise rental plan axed

By Andrew Gomes
A state board said no on Wednesday to a request by a Kakaako high-rise developer to build a tower filled with rental apartments instead of condominiums after four public hearings at which public testimony largely supported the change.

Isles' ABC affiliate stations will be sold for $21M

By Erika Engle
The company buying ABC network affiliate KITV and its neighbor island sister stations will pay $21 million for the stations, according to a 69-page asset purchase agreement filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

Seminar to focus on marijuana dispensaries

By Star-Advertiser staff
A Florida-based consulting company will host a medical marijuana seminar at a Waikiki hotel next month to explain the business opportunities linked to the potential legalization of pot dispensaries in Hawaii.

Isles' jobless rate still at 4.1 percent

By Kristen Consillio
Hawaii's jobless rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent in April for the fourth month in a row, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Tuesday.

Electric customers will likely see bills edge up 47 cents

By Kathryn Mykleseth
Oahu electric customers will likely see a 47 cent increase on their bills starting Monday as part of a $9 million rate adjustment Hawaiian Electric Co. plans to make.

AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

By Alex Vaiga Posted 03:51 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.
 

U.S. to expand preclearance program to Narita airport

By Star-Advertiser Staff Posted 12:09 p.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday it wants to expand its preclearance program to Japan’s Narita International Airport, which would allow visitors from Japan to clear customs and immigration before getting on the plane.

Horizon Lines sale to Pasha, Matson done

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:41 a.m. HST, May 29, 2015
The division and sale of ocean cargo transportation firm Horizon Lines Inc. was completed Friday to The Pasha Group and Matson Inc.

Hulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh Duggar

By Associated Press Posted 08:09 p.m. HST, May 28, 2015
Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

U.S. economy likely shrank in 1st quarter but rebound expected

By Martin Crutsinger Posted 07:10 p.m. HST, May 28, 2015
A brutal winter, plunging investment by energy companies and a widening trade gap likely combined to shrink the U.S. economy at the start of the year. But the slump is expected to prove short-lived.
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