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Investor Warren Buffett has given more than $2.8 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.
For Sunday, January 5, 2014
Real estate agents, who deal directly with buyers and sellers, are in a position to know firsthand what's on the minds of both groups when it comes to home sales.
For Monday, September 16, 2013
NYSE pioneer leaves $100K for her dogs • Regulators close Texas, Connecticut banks • Hispanic-owned firms may double to 3.2M; and more
For Sunday, December 23, 2012
For Saturday, December 22, 2012
Twinkies likely to get new owner • Isle customers due refunds from debt firm • Consumers, companies increase activity • GE to buy aviation business for $4.3 billion • Walgreen sees 26% drop in earnings • Murdoch news unit posts $2 billion loss
For Friday, December 21, 2012
Mortgage rates rise; still near record lows • Star-Advertiser hires VP of circulation • Stock exchange sold in $8 billion deal • Mint aims to cut cost of making coins • BlackBerry maker loses 1 million users • On the Move
For Thursday, December 20, 2012
Aloha State relatively unready for disaster • PUC OKs HECO's biodiesel buy for airport • State DOT funds bicycling lessons • Dr Pepper fills out 10-calorie lineup • American cars reportedly overstocked
For Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Toyota to pay record $17.35 million fine for recall delay • Scam uses threat of delinquent electric bill • HSBC case fell short of promise, critics say • U.S. trade deficit narrows to $107.5 billion • On the Move, and more
For Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hawaiian to add flight to Maui-L.A. route • Bay State due $5M in Facebook IPO fiasco • Less growth than 2012 forecast for 2013 • Sprint raises offer price to buy Clearwire • Shareholder OKs deal for Compuware • 610-link coffee chain sold to German firm • China snaps up iPhones
For Saturday, November 3, 2012
City Mill to open ninth store in Ewa Beach • Hawaii traffic helps pare Boyd's loss • Berkshire purchasing Oriental Trading • Supervalu to lay off 700 at Shaw's chain • Restoration Hardware rises 29.6% in debut • Lower production and prices hurt Chevron
For Friday, November 2, 2012
Island Holdings taps Amemiya for VP post • Hawaiian adds capacity for Manila route • Retail gains in October could hurt holidays • Ford's Fields promoted, could become CEO • Exxon profit falls 7 percent to $9.57 billion • Starbucks raises forecast as traffic climbs
For Thursday, November 1, 2012
Icahn's stake in Netflix catapults stock • Apple stock falls after executive shake-up • Facebook stock down after lock-up expires; and more
For Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wall Street back in business after Hurricane Sandy shutdown • State aquaculture farming output hits record • Center for Architecture to open downtown • Pace of U.S. home-price gains picking up • On the Move, and more
For Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Storm impels firms to delay earnings reports • HawTel parent's stock restrictions end • Chrysler quarterly profit rises 80 percent • Apple ousts mobile software, retail execs • New Windows Phone may catch up in apps • Toyota headed to record global sales • On the Move
For Monday, October 29, 2012
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For Monday, November 14, 2011
Floods won't affect PC sales • Apple fixes battery-life bugs • Jump in hotel foreclosures predicted
For Sunday, November 13, 2011
For Saturday, November 12, 2011
Black Press Group to buy Examiner • France irate about S&P downgrade error • D.R. Horton reports fourth-quarter profit • Electric car battery catches fire after test • Latest 'Call of Duty' game breaks record • On the Move
For Friday, November 11, 2011
HVCB gets contract for North America • Economist picked to lead Greece from crisis • Bernanke gives GIs pep talk on jobs • TV channels, more visitors boost Disney • Starbucks buys juice-maker for new chain • Trade, jobless numbers ease outlook • On the Move
For Thursday, November 10, 2011
Maui Mall welcomes trio of new stores • Coldwell Banker unveils new mobile site
For Wednesday, November 9, 2011
'Hawaii Five-0' ratings steady at 10 million viewers Pacific Biodiesel wins Green Jobs Award Fannie Mae seeks $7.8B as loss widens Toyota's quarterly profit drops to $1 billion
For Tuesday, November 8, 2011
California firm gets Maui smart grid project • Judge OKs settlement in BoA overdraft suit • Dreamliner's landing gear malfunctions • On the Move
For Monday, November 7, 2011
Central Pacific Bank will debut a new display today focusing on the Military Intelligence Service of World War II, in observance of Veterans Day.
For Sunday, November 6, 2011
For Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Head of Japanese Cultural Center retiring • Waipahu Neighborhood Board backs Ho‘opili • Bankers Association food drive nets $31,000 • Coldwell raises $33,000 for Aloha United Way • Snorkel Bob dives in to Mauna Lani • Manufacturing growth hits 2-year low • Construction spending rises 0.2 percent
For Monday, August 1, 2011
2 isle firms earn federal export awards • Facebook fails to satisfy consumers
For Sunday, July 31, 2011
For Saturday, July 30, 2011
Honolulu gas price average tops $4 a gallon • AAAAA Rent-A-Space gets solar system • Hawaii floral, nursery sales again wilt • China Air expands Japan-Oahu service • Honolulu company wins $7.5M Navy pact • Hawaii Health Systems finalizes data pact • ANA losses grow as disaster crimps travel
For Friday, July 29, 2011
Mortgage rates rise on debt-ceiling worry • Nintendo shares plunge after price cut • Tea seller Teavana jumps in IPO debut • Goodyear quarterly earnings up 43 percent • And more
For Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hawaii Pacific FCU debuts ‘new' main branch • Interisland bag fee going up 70% to $17 • Air carriers brace for Europe emissions fees • Kia, motorbike to be featured at lunch bunch • McKenna pet donations top $25,000 • Visitors • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Wednesday, July 27, 2011
West Hawaii Civic Center adds solar • Talks fall through to buy 30 Borders stores • And more
For Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tori Richard tapped for APEC uniform • Obama may have new Hawaii neighbor • Chef Mavro honored by writers • Netflix lowers earnings outlook • IRS eases liability rule for spouse’s tax debt
For Monday, July 25, 2011
FDIC notches 3 more bank failures • 14 billionaires executed in China • Venture-cap investments increase • Total recall: Homelite surface cleaner attachments • Coming up • Out of Work • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, July 24, 2011
For Saturday, July 23, 2011
At-risk isle homeowners get loan extension • McDonald's sales, prices keep rising • GE profit up 21% as financial arm improves • Verizon pulls in subscribers with iPhone • On the Move • Gas Prices • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, July 22, 2011
Express Scripts buying Medco for $29.1B • Bank regulators balk at Senate demands • Software sales boost Microsoft’s revenue • Apple may make Bid for Hulu Online TV • And more
For Thursday, July 21, 2011
90 potential homebuyers apply for grants • HawTel cancels $300M loan to refinance debt • Real estate website Zillow soars in IPO; and more.
For Wednesday, July 20, 2011
First Hawaiian extends donation period • Matson’s logistics units become 1 brand • Yahoo earnings rise but revenue sinks • Bank of America loses $9.1B in quarter • Zillow sets initial public offering at $20
For Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Hawaii home loan fees 10th highest in U.S. • Cisco to lay off 6,500 employees in August • IBM raises guidance after strong earnings • U.S. hiring to rise, growth slow, poll shows • And more
For Monday, July 18, 2011
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For Saturday, July 16, 2011
Electricity rates on Oahu up in July • Aiea company lands $15 million Navy pact • Dave & Buster's seeks $150 million in IPO • Regulators close 4 small banks in 3 states • BofA shares briefly drop below $10 • On the Move • Gas Prices • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, July 15, 2011
RevoluSun expands work force and office • Kauai utility rejects anti-hydro petition • Coach Men's Factory opening today • Hawaii goodies sought by APEC • PBN building owner avoids delisting • Sopogy signs pact with Thai company • On the Move
For Thursday, July 14, 2011
Kalanimoku Building completes solar unit • Mortgage aid available to at-risk homeowners • PUC to take up Young Brothers rate hike • Ideas sought for venture capital allocation
For Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Hawaii Pacific Health, HMAA near deal • Target to open fourth Hawaii store • 4 isle shipping firms win Air Force pact • Bank of Hawaii stock rated ‘underperform' • Japan reduces annual growth forecast • Flat job openings in May signal slow hiring • On the Move
For Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Farmers market parent files for bankruptcy • Pearl City Home Depot marks anniversary • 2 agencies on Hawaii island to add solar • Kauai utility members authorize hydro • And more
For Monday, July 11, 2011
For Saturday, July 9, 2011
Consumer borrowing rose in May • Wholesale inventory up, sales down • IMF OKs billions for Greek rescue • And more
For Friday, July 8, 2011
Hawaiian Air passenger traffic rises • PETCO to open Monday in Kaneohe • 30-year mortgage rate up to 4.60% • California to remove 3,800 fleet cars • And more
For Thursday, July 7, 2011
Hawaiian Air boosts Tokyo capacity • HawTel edges up in Nasdaq debut • State jobless claims expand online • A&B hires Goldman exec as CFO
For Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Hawaiian Telcom debuts on Nasdaq • Low-income senior apartments open • Labor Department wage event set • Netflix to stream film and TV abroad • And more
For Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Energy efficiency conference is set • APEC seeks contractor, volunteers • Kanu Hawaii energy challenge begins
For Monday, July 4, 2011
For Saturday, July 2, 2011
Airlines expect to fly more to isles • Hawaiian's cost for planes is $230M • S&P ups Hawaii airport bond rating • WaMu settles class suit for $208.5M • On the Move • Gas Prices • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, July 1, 2011
Honolulu office vacancies increase • Oceanic debuts faster broadband • Fixed mortgage rates hold steady • And more
For Thursday, June 30, 2011
Fujifilm to unveil PV system in Waipahu • Kauai utility gets hydro support California to require online sales tax BJ's completes $2.8 billion deal
For Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Fergus buys part of MLP cannery • Hoku is dropped from Russell 3000 • Hawaiian Air sees higher revenue • Oahu man is fined for tax evasion • And more
For Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Ward Centers gets 4 new merchants • State energy efficiency rally set • Hawaii APEC showcase deadline near • Central Pacific added to Russell 3000 • And more
For Monday, June 27, 2011
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For Saturday, June 25, 2011
Garibaldi to lead Royal State Insurance • Ala Moana Center adds new retailers • Family Programs gets $20,000 grant • Conrad Black sent back to prison • And more
For Friday, June 24, 2011
UH Cancer Center gets $3.58M gift • Hawaii to get drug settlement cash • KCC to train APEC volunteers
For Thursday, June 23, 2011
Philippines trade act endorsed •
For Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Walgreen, Express Scripts at impasse • JPMorgan settles fraud charges • Gannett laying off 700 more workers • Barnes & Noble's losses add up • Home sales tumble to 2011 low
For Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Hawaii gets $703,100 labor grant • Borders says sale likely by end of July • Tetris Online releases new iPad game • Lynden expands Hawaii ocean service • And more
For Monday, June 20, 2011
For Sunday, June 19, 2011
For Saturday, June 18, 2011
Hawaii gets 2 TravelAge awards • Horizon taps new GM for Hawaii • Savio takes over Maui student housing • Wells Fargo out of reverse mortgages • Failed U.S. banks hit 47 • On the Move • Gas Prices • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, June 17, 2011
Hawaiian Tel retail stores closing • Fitch lowers Hawaii’s credit rating • Navy awards contracts for isle projects • Maui Electric wind deal gets state OK • And more
For Thursday, June 16, 2011
The National Academy Foundation has honored Academy of Hospitality & Tourism graduate Matthew Erickson as a 2011 alumni honoree. He will be one of five alumni selected from four academies throughout the United States who will be honored July 18 at the foundation’s annual awards banquet in San Francisco.
For Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Maui High grads second in auto repair • Home grant program launches • APEC seeks virtual exhibit designer • And more
For Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It's electric! • Economists lower recovery theories • Investors pulled from market in May • VF Corp. adds Timberland to roster • Wendy's to shed struggling Arby's • On the Move
For Monday, June 13, 2011
For Saturday, June 11, 2011
First Hawaiian gives APEC $50,000 • Buffett lunch auction raises $2.6M • Ford to pay $2B in overcharging suit • Toyota expects profit to drop 31% • On the Move • Gas Prices • Ship Ahoy
For Friday, June 10, 2011
Fixed mortgage rates drop again •
For Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hawaiian flying more passengers • A&B sells in South, buys in Northwest • DTRIC's financial strength affirmed • China now has largest energy thirst
For Wednesday, June 8, 2011
New Nintendo • Isle firm wins Marine Corps contract • Tesoro reviewing its isle refinery • Hawaiian Airlines clocks in on top • First Wind powers down turbines • On the Move
For Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Study ranks isles low in freedom • Barbour to head Natural Energy Lab • Isle firm gets $62.7M military pact • Maui College to get $4.3M for job aid • On the Move
For Monday, June 6, 2011
For Saturday, June 4, 2011
Hawaii National moves Kailua branch • YWCA of Oahu seeking new CEO • APEC graphics contractor chosen
For Friday, June 3, 2011
Mortgage rates fall again • Waianae housing project completed • Firms get help with APEC expansion • Resorts raise $144,000 for Japan aid • Filings for U.S. jobless benefits fall • Borders in sales talks for stores • Spotlight
For Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hawaii businesses optimistic for 2012 • HTA taps Sala for cultural position • Free home information fair offered
For Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Food-stamp use climbs • LEDs offered to small biz, nonprofits • Verizon Wireless adds 2 cell sites • Horizon gets NYSE delisting warning • Jobs to deliver Apple keynote talk • On the Move
For Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Jobless rate up in Japan • Fiat may buy Canada's Chrysler stock • Wal-Mart global suppliers scrutinized • Worries take toll on oil market • On the Move
For Monday, May 30, 2011
For Saturday, May 28, 2011
More isle product-makers needed • First Insurance marks its centennial • wins international award • Home contracts fall to 7-month low • On the Move • Gas prices • Ship ahoy!
For Friday, May 27, 2011
Prices up in Japan • Vendors sought for Prince Lot hulafest • Rolfing Foundation gives $285,190 • Rolfing Foundation gives $285,190 • Heinz to eliminate up to 1,000 jobs • Ricoh to cut 9% of global work force • On the Move
For Thursday, May 26, 2011
Homeowner solar rebate reduced •
For Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Bankoh branch moving • First Hawaiian aids Japanese citizens • BofA $410M overdraft settlement OK'd • Troubled banks reach 18-year high • Yahoo ready to upgrade email • On the Move
For Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Chrysler to repay loans • CEO leaves museum for HMSA • 2 Maui credit unions to merge • Ratepayers to vote on hydro plan • On the Move
For Monday, May 23, 2011
For Sunday, May 22, 2011
Skype cancels IPO
For Saturday, May 21, 2011
Loui tapped for Export-Import board • Fila takes swing at golf with Titleist buy • Failed banks up to 43 • Lagarde gains support to lead IMF • On the Move • Gas prices • Ship ahoy!
For Friday, May 20, 2011
Japan back in recession • Pasha declines to increase fuel fee • APEC seeking curriculum developer • Fixed mortgage rates lowest in 2011 • CEO defends Ronald McDonald • On the Move
For Thursday, May 19, 2011
Horizon ups fuel fee, matches Matson • U.S., Japan to work on energy project • Lids Locker Room opens at Pearlridge; and more.
For Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Home Depot earnings up • Japan Air to restore Narita-Oahu flight • 7-Eleven, ABC Stores to vie in Waikiki • LinkedIn ups IPO ante amid demand • Rising gas prices add to Wal-Mart woes •
For Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Bad weather hurts Lowe’s • HECO residential rates on the rise • More employers line up for job fair • Lanai group denied role in wind project • On the Move
For Monday, May 16, 2011
For Friday, May 13, 2011
HMSA, hospitals team on patient plan • Cardax inflammation drug trial ends • Fixed mortgage rates hit 2011 low • Nordstrom earnings up 25 percent • Retail sales up for 10th straight month • On the Move

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