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For Saturday, December 20, 2014
Connector enrollment deadline extended • Mokulele Air offering same-day shipping • NLRB: McDonald's violated workers' rights • Chrysler to recall 288,000 Ram pickups and more
For Friday, December 19, 2014
Applications for jobless aid decline again • Economic index notches third straight gain • Ford expands recall of air bag inflators • Cuts could hinder filing season, IRS warns • Obese folks count as disabled, court rules
For Thursday, December 18, 2014
Third lawsuit opposes NextEra Energy's acquisition of HEI • 3 isle restaurants among top 100 in U.S. • Oahu debuts among top Priceline bookings • DBEDT touted for energy finance program • HTA offers video updates from contractors • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Plunging oil prices will give airlines a $12 billion boost • Outrigger's Kelley receives lifetime award • Kahala sale closes; management retained • Owner of isle refinery names new CEO • Nominations sought for marketing awards • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Special ag status sought for acreage • State offers new Reg D online filing system • Kaiser debuts virtual dermatology service • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Monday, December 15, 2014
Sale of PetSmart will fetch $8.7B • 10 banks fined in Toys R Us conflict • Southwest Air will fly to Belize • Back order of premium seats delays Boeing 787 deliveries • Total Recall • • Coming Up • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, December 14, 2014
Americans' net worth dipped in the July-September quarter as a drop in stock prices overwhelmed a solid gain in home values.
For Saturday, December 13, 2014
Korean Air chairman sorry for nut incident • Key Matson ocean services exec retiring • Students advance in LifeSmarts finals • HECO to use copters for Koolau line checks • Hawaii's second Wingstop to open Monday • and more
For Friday, December 12, 2014
Small business suffers in isles, report says • Bailey tapped to lead hotel companies • T&C Surf adds retail store in Haleiwa and more
For Thursday, December 11, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines retains top ranking for punctuality • Engineering firm to expand in Honolulu • Southwest uses good start to stay on time • Pensioners may experience benefit cuts • Court reverses decisions on insider cases • ‘Nut rage' is latest gaffe by Korean Air elite • Milk surplus prompts wholesale price drop • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Gas to average $2.60 next year, U.S. government says • Ex-TV anchor Meisenzahl adds duties at UH • HTA picks local firm to handle social media • U.S. job openings rise; hiring stays healthy • Fed wants big banks to boost capital buffers • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Hawaiian Air passenger numbers up 6.7% • EV charging stations installed at Maui Mall • Hilo ranks second for costliest Christmas • State to measure isle Internet service • HVCB picks Shift to launch new campaign • Merck deal brings mergers to $3.4 trillion • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Monday, December 8, 2014
Bankoh joins Youth Savings Program • In-person bank deposits drop off • Burger King-Tim Hortons deal near • Hot products have Nintendo on rise
For Sunday, December 7, 2014
Congress is poised to prohibit Medicare from spending an estimated $444 million for vacuum pumps used to treat erectile dysfunction in the next decade, a cost-saving move that might frustrate people who can't afford drugs such as Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra.
For Saturday, December 6, 2014
HECO applies for 6 power purchase deals • Local building materials companies sold • U.S. factory orders fell 0.7% in October • Improving exports pull down trade deficit • Borrowing by consumers cools slightly
For Friday, December 5, 2014
Waikoloa places among site's rising stars • Federal health exchange says rates rising • Troubled homeowners to get more aid • L.L. Bean sees surge in demand for boots and more
For Thursday, December 4, 2014
PKF Pacific Hawaii has promoted the following employees to partners of the firm.
For Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Seasonal Minneapolis-Honolulu flight slated • HPU grads will hear Blue Planet chairman • Nature Conservancy buys Big Isle parcel; and more
For Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Y. Hata starts restaurant supply business • Utility to widen demand response program • Apple due in court for iPod antitrust suit; and more
For Monday, December 1, 2014
Budweiser said its Clydesdales will not play a role in its traditional advertising for the season, although the company added later that they will be featured in spots promoting responsible drinking.
For Sunday, November 30, 2014
In an exception to Southern California’s lackluster real estate market, sales of homes costing $2 million or more are hitting record levels, according to a report.
For Saturday, November 29, 2014
The 54-year-old Maui Lu Resort sold for more than $60 million, a Cali­for­nia commercial real estate firm said in announcing the closing of the sale. The 28-acre Kihei property was sold to Tokyo-based Capbridge Group and local subsidiary Capbridge Pacific LLC.
For Friday, November 28, 2014
Therese Chee has been named director of financial systems. She had been Outrigger's director in global reporting since April 2013. Chee also served 10 years with Kyo-ya Co. in a variety of positions in finance at the Sheraton Waikiki.
For Thursday, November 27, 2014
Retailers use discounts to lure shoppers • Firms, consumers spent little in October • British retailers sell turkeys to Yankees • Feds threaten to fine air bag maker
For Wednesday, November 26, 2014
California firm acquires Pacific Rim Bank • KIUC board chairman heading to Syngenta • Territorial announces special dividend; and more
For Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Official urges policy reforms in eurozone • Honda admits not reporting safety issues • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Monday, November 24, 2014
Old Navy alters policy on returns • For-profit college to sell campuses • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, November 23, 2014
Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage might grow skimpier in the coming years.
For Saturday, November 22, 2014
Air Canada rouge makes Hawaii debut • Bankoh, Hawaiian Airlines offer Apple Pay • Event on climate change offered Sunday • Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy • Jobless rates fall in two-thirds of states • Jobless rates fall in two-thirds of states
For Friday, November 21, 2014
Hawaii brands offering tasting event • Mililani man Civilian Engineer of the Year • Japan's lower house dissolved for election • U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 291,000 • Home sales in U.S. rose in October and more
For Thursday, November 20, 2014
Elite Pacific will open office on Hawaii isle • Fed moves to end bond-buying program • Car-rental service probes alleged snooping • JetBlue adding bag fees, shrinking space and more
For Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car • Third-quarter profit up for Home Depot • U.S. producer prices increase 0.2 percent; and more
For Tuesday, November 18, 2014
SunEdison buying First Wind for $2.4B • State land use system comments sought • Kauai utility pursues water energy storage • Japan hits recession as tax hike takes toll
For Monday, November 17, 2014
The Orange County Register is now asking its reporters and other staff members to deliver papers, according to company employees. The paper is offering employees up to $150 in Visa gift cards to deliver hundreds of newspapers on Sundays and Thanksgiving.
For Sunday, November 16, 2014
Facebook told marketers Friday that if they really wanted to reach its customers on its website, they needed to buy an ad.
For Saturday, November 15, 2014
Kapiolani Med Center to get $1M donation • Connector comparison rates online • RevoluSun receives Elite Dealer status • AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes •
For Friday, November 14, 2014
Hawaii can now test for Ebola virus • Off-grid Big Isle customers to get batteries • Sand Sifter Challenge set for Kalama Beach • Nordstrom posts higher sales and profits and more
For Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maui Land narrows third-quarter losses • Banks settle for $3.4B for alleged rigging • Lower attendance cuts SeaWorld earnings; and more
For Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines marks 85th anniversary • HawTel's first undersea cable 50 years old
For Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Honolulu among the top places to retire • Nonprofits to get Visitor Walk proceeds • Pizza Hut's revamp includes curry crusts; and more
For Monday, November 10, 2014
Over the last year, Sears Holdings has moved to sell a variety of assets to help raise money, including the Lands' End business and some of its ownership in its Canadian enterprise.
For Sunday, November 9, 2014
Overdraft fees charged by banks have come under scrutiny by federal regulators in recent years, but charges vary widely.
For Saturday, November 8, 2014
Subaru Hawaii seeks $35,000 for nonprofits • Ko Olina renovation to cost 487 their jobs • HTA puts out bid for South Korean rep; and more
For Friday, November 7, 2014
Hawaiian Air still No. 1 for punctuality • Higher beef costs eat into fast-food chains • Email addresses taken in Home Depot hack • Jobless benefit applications fall by 10,000
For Thursday, November 6, 2014
Gridlock possible even with GOP majority • 230,000 jobs added in October, survey says • FDA plan would test multiple Ebola drugs
For Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Third-quarter sales grow for KonaRed • European Union cuts growth forecasts • U.S. factory orders slip in September; and more
For Tuesday, November 4, 2014
CPB offers loan program for lava victims • First Wind giving out college scholarships • HawaiiUSA FCU opens airport Aloha branch • Red Lobster goes back into its shell • Stryker hip implant cases to cost $1.43B • Pace of U.S. factory activity picks up • and more
For Monday, November 3, 2014
Federal auto safety regulators have levied a $3.5 million penalty against Ferrari because it failed to submit reports of fatal accidents to the government.
For Sunday, November 2, 2014
The U.S. homeownership rate ticked down again in the third quarter. The Census Bureau reported last week that 64.4 percent of U.S. households owned their homes in the third quarter, down from 64.7 percent in the prior three months.
For Saturday, November 1, 2014
Pahoa residents urged to consult insurers • HECO apologizes for Mililani power outage • Cyanotech installs 2,280-panel solar array • Boys & Girls Club seeks to improve lighting • Exxon's refining offsets low oil price
For Friday, October 31, 2014
State defers Waiawa solar farm decision • Urban Outfitters gets help for isle debut • Starbucks plans delivery after sales lag • Jobless aid applications rise to 287,000
For Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bankoh offering assistance to lava victims • A&B increases stock dividend by 1 cent • Maui Weekly ceases publication; and more
For Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Danielle Finn as vice president of commercial underwriting. She was previously a commercial lines underwriting manager and has more than 25 years of insurance experience in Hawaii and the West Coast.
For Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Girl Scouts of Hawaii names Chang as CEO • Altres expands into home health care • Finnish company to supply power to HECO; and more
For Monday, October 27, 2014
Unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows brought a class action suit July in Manhattan federal court claiming NBCUniversal violated the law by classifying them as nonemployee interns and paid them nothing or less than minimum wage.
For Sunday, October 26, 2014
UPS weighs penalties on retailers with overload of boxes
For Saturday, October 25, 2014
Aussie firm buys Big Isle mac nut orchard • Energy efficiency program interns needed • Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries • U.S. new-home sales flat in September • Truck costs drag down Ford's earnings
For Friday, October 24, 2014
Isle chef chosen for global culinary program • ASB to debut renovated Kailua branch • Bankoh earns national community award • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's earnings and more
For Thursday, October 23, 2014
The 5,862-square-foot space that for years housed the now-closed Keo's Thai Cuisine in the Ambassador Hotel in Waikiki, is being marketed for lease.
For Tuesday, October 22, 2014
Maui has been unseated as the top island in the world, according to the most recent Conde Nast Readers' Choice rankings.
For Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Honolulu Airport is ranked as third worst • Information officer now with U.S. Treasury • HECO OKs microinverter for PV systems; and more
For Monday, October 20, 2014
Falling oil and gasoline prices have sent oil company stocks tumbling, but oil experts say the boom in American energy production shows no signs of slowing down, keeping the market flush with crude and gasoline prices low.
For Sunday, October 19, 2014
Starbucks says it will raise its baristas' pay -- and allow visible tattoos to boot -- as it seeks to retain talent and address hardship among its legions of staffers.
For Saturday, October 18, 2014
Church buys 11 acres in Kapolei project • Apartments help fuel U.S. home-building • Chimerix gets FDA OK for Ebola test drug • Economist in Britain says rates to stay low • Firm partly owned by Branson delays IPO
For Friday, October 17, 2014
Google lists Lahaina as Hawaii's 2014 eCity • Public-radio pledge drive sets record • Famous Footwear to open fifth isle store • Average 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97% and more
For Thursday, October 16, 2014
Jeanine O. Cornwell has joined the civil litigation section of the firm. Previously, she served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the City & County of Honolulu and a judicial clerk for Associate Judge Daniel R. Foley of the Intermediate Court of Appeals for the state of Hawaii.
For Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Facebook CEO buys 700 acres on Kauai • Ex-HECO chief to get $551K as consultant • Island Air offering breast cancer help; and more
For Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Local building costs outpace major cities • Embroidery shop opens doors in Wahiawa • Simply Organized to reopen in Ewa Beach • Fiat Chrysler stock rises, falls in launch • Waldorf sale raises security concerns • Regulators drill in handling bank failure
For Monday, October 13, 2014
Data theft affects Kmart customers • Nielsen finds ratings software glitch • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, October 12, 2014
Some Los Angeles diners are discovering an unfamiliar new item when the bill comes for the truffled lobster Bolognese and for their crunchy Spanish fried chicken and waffles: a 3 percent surcharge for employees' medical insurance.
For Saturday, October 11, 2014
Pet hospital to pay underpaid workers • HECO reaches power deal for Waianae site • Alaska Air, attendants OK tentative pact • HECO to hold forum on response plan
For Friday, October 10, 2014
Altres seeking to hire 165 workers • Hawaiian Air first in punctuality again • Chefs taste Molokai's grass-fed beef and more
For Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines has appointed Sheri Lee to director of recruitment. She was previously a client services group manager for Kamehameha Schools Kapalama.
For Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Destination Hotels & Resorts on Maui has named Danny Mynar assistant general manager of Destination Resorts Hawaii. He was previously a general manager of Travaasa Hana.
For Tuesday, October 7, 2014
HP splits its businesses • A&B finalizes purchase of Kakaako site • Hawaiian Air passenger traffic up 5.2% • Share of isle foreign-language homes falls • Cardax gets first analyst coverage • Haleakala Solar taking Maui home off grid
For Monday, October 6, 2014
Macy's to hire 86,000 temporary workers • $23.5B withdrawn from Total Return Fund
For Sunday, October 5, 2014
25 biggest public pension funds face $2 trillion shortfall
For Saturday, October 4, 2014
Arancino to pay more than $100K to servers • Marriott fined for jamming guests' Wi-Fi • GM issues recalls for SUVs, mini cars • Disney CEO could get $60M retention bonus • Yahoo is in talks to invest in Snapchat
For Friday, October 3, 2014
Opening dates set for new Ross stores • Made in Maui County Festival to debut • Cooke Street rental project moves forward • MLP sells land to state for $19.8 million • Royal Hawaiian named best historic resort
For Thursday, October 2, 2014
Kaimuki's trendy SALT restaurant closes • Koele hotel to house workers next year • PUC approves green energy program; and more
For Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Housing sought for former Seafarers lot • Fergus & Co. buys Maui produce facility • Ala Moana Center welcomes new tenants; and more
For Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hearings scheduled on Kakaako condo • Farmers sought for Kunia agriculture park • Kailua restaurant to hold closing party; and more
For Monday, September 29, 2014
Blue Startups will hold its first "East Meets West" conference in Hono­lulu starting Nov. 5. Investors, entrepreneurs and more than a dozen speakers from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo will be at the event.
For Sunday, September 28, 2014
Most college-educated 30- and 40- somethings earn more than their parents did at the same age, yet they're saving less. Student debt is partly to blame.
For Saturday, September 27, 2014
Energy Efficiency Auction deadline extended • Hawaii Public Radio pledge drive to begin • Kaiser awards 5 grants worth $220,000 • ‘Bond King' Gross leaves Pimco, joins Janus • Hawaii dominates in honeymooners' picks
For Friday, September 26, 2014
New Servco dealership to open on Kauai • Merger of home loan banks to affect isles • State Labor Department gets granted $1M and more
For Thursday, September 25, 2014
Ruth's Chris Waterfront to close temporarily • Kapolei industrial complex sold for $35M • State settles 2011 food stamp lawsuit; and more
For Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Outrigger purchases resort in Maldives • San Diego philanthropist seeks newspaper • Los Angeles Register ends publication; and more
For Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Central Pacific consolidating Waikiki sites • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips • Merck to buy Sigma-Aldrich for $17B • U.S. existing home sales fell in August • 21 death claims against GM accepted
For Monday, September 22, 2014
2014 Hall of Fame and Chefs of Aloha Dine Around: • Inspiring Innovation Speaker Series: Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship: • Think Tech Talks:
For Sunday, September 21, 2014
For Saturday, September 20, 2014
Mayor Kirk Caldwell has announced the nomination of Robert Kroning to serve as director of the Department of Design and Construction. He has 24 years of experience as an Army engineer officer. He has also served as chief of facilities and construction in the Pacific branch of the Army.
For Friday, September 19, 2014
Makani Kai Air adds Molokai flights • 801 South B opponents face a bigger fight • Downtown Capital LLC, the developer trying to build • Hawaii Energy offering $50 AC rebate and more
For Thursday, September 18, 2014
Aloha Air Cargo plans L.A.-Honolulu flight • Chaminade to offer BS degrees to RNs • Two isle hotels make Fodor's Top 100 • Nominations of real estate agents sought • Founder Ma, execs to retain Alibaba reins • and more
For Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Waikoloa Highlands Center sold for $22.5M • Koa Technologies receives $215,000 grant
For Tuesday, September 16, 2014
PUC invites public input over HECO plans • Hawaii tax system is second worst in U.S. • Honolulu is the 58th most livable U.S. city • Honolulu weddings most affordable in state • Island Air offers $68 fare for nonstop flights • and more
For Monday, September 15, 2014
The Hawaii VA Foundation raised $35,457 on Labor Day at the 2014 Hawaii VA Games in which CrossFit teams competed. The funds were raised with the goal of being divided among nonprofits that demonstrated an immediate need and an attainable goal.
For Sunday, September 14, 2014
Landing a job that leads to a middle-class living may be getting harder for the two-thirds of American workers who aren't college graduates, as more employers demand bachelor's degrees from applicants, according to a new report.
For Saturday, September 13, 2014
Arashi concert tickets still available • Energy briefing to cover HECO, isles' future • Convention center hosts series of summits • Servco selling doors division to ex-owners • Island Air backs Special Olympics Hawai‘i • HawTel tapped for cable landing station • Maui store changes its name, adds site • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, September 12, 2014
J's Bar-B-Q gets 1 more week to stay open • State to regain safety regulatory power • HECO joins forces with energy storage firm and more

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