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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015

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By Associated Press Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Nearly a quarter, or 23 percent, of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
First Hawaiian offers free Mariota posters • Hilton finishes $7M center renovation • Prison term of ‘nut rage' exec suspended; and more

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Average rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.84 percent • Blangiardi garners honor from Boy Scouts • Feds seek to manage Takata air bag recall • Deal bolsters CVS specialty drug business • Upheaval worsens Mideast unemployment • Cheap housing luring whites to Detroit • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Banks fined $5B over market rigging • Fed minutes indicate June rate hike unlikely • Lowe's profit up but misses expectations • Wage protest prompts McDonald's closure • ConAgra settles salmonella criminal case • Japan's economic growth picked up in first quarter • Hawaii Kai show to display 300-plus drool-worthy rides • Motorcycle sales up 8.2% despite high fatality rate • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
Isles get aid for housing, health • Discounter's profit drops 7%

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2015
New local bakery opening in Manoa • Joy of Sake event shifting to Las Vegas • A&B donates $1.4 million to nonprofits; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 18, 2015

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By Tribune News Service Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 18, 2015
Average CEO earned 373 times average worker’s wage

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 18, 2015
Honolulu among best cities for bartenders • Listeria woes spur Blue Bell to lay off 1,450 • Industrial output falls for fifth month in row; and more

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By Associated Press Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 18, 2015
Rise in 30-year mortgage rates marks third week in a row • NextEra to stream shareholders meeting • Takata air bag recall reaches 33 million • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 18, 2015
Wal-Mart to test unlimited shipping for $50 a year • U.S. retail sales unchanged in April • Chief of Frontier Airlines steps down • Facebook seeks better pay for contractors   On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 18, 2015
Verizon Wireless, Sprint to pay state $316,739 • For-profit ITT college execs accused of fraud • U.S. job openings fall amid hiring pickup

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 18, 2015
State selects new Medicaid director • Par Petroleum names Dods to board • Senate confirms 2 HTA board members; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 11, 2015

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Posted 01:51 a.m. HST, May 10, 2015
If you’re planning on shelling out a little extra to celebrate Mom this year, you’re not alone. Americans will spend an average of $172.63 on Mother’s Day gifts this year.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:51 a.m. HST, May 10, 2015
Hawaii among worst states for business • Local farmers market among best in U.S. • U.S. sales fuel Toyota's record $18B profit

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:51 a.m. HST, May 10, 2015
30-year mortgage rate increases to 3.80 percent • Hilton menus to go on ANA's Hawaii flights • Isle exec part of Queen Kapiolani Hotel deal • L.A. Times parent to buy U-T San Diego paper • Ship Ahoy • On the Move

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:51 a.m. HST, May 10, 2015
Hawaiian Airlines passenger traffic up 4% in April • Firms bypassing Asian workers for executive technology jobs • Stock prices are quite high, according to Fed chief Yellen • Ship Ahoy! • On the Move

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:51 a.m. HST, May 10, 2015
Googling on mobile devices tops PCs in U.S. • Freddie Mac's profit narrows to $524M • Tech exec mourned by Silicon Valley leaders; and more

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:51 a.m. HST, May 10, 2015
Solar plane delays departure to Hawaii •

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 04, 2015

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By New York Times Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 04, 2015
Percentage of law graduates with legal jobs inches up

Business Briefs: Labor board settles hotel-union dispute

Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 02, 2015
Labor board settles hotel-union dispute • Bill boosting distance from turbines OK'd • Factory growth stable while hiring down; and more

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 02, 2015
Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.68% • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 02, 2015
Hawaii solar power integration ranks seventh in U.S. • Nearly 600,000 Fords recalled • Porsches on Lunch Bunch menu • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 02, 2015
Ford's net falls on strong dollar, low sales • Overseas growth boosts GoPro's sales • UPS profit up 14% to more than $1 billion; and more

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, May 02, 2015
Maui Pine's revenue and loss up in quarter • Hawaiian Air will introduce a new website • PCC unveils statue of steel guitar inventor; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2015

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2015
Most Americans believe people who want to go to college can get in somewhere — they just don't think they'd be able to afford it, according toa new Gallup-Lumina Foundation poll.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2015
Roberts Hawaii plans Pearl Harbor shuttle • Comcast withdraws bid for Time Warner • Amazon appeals to FAA on use of drones; and more

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2015
Real estate industry rebounding, data say • Mokulele accepts 11th new Grand Caravan • 30-year mortgage declines to 3.65 percent • Volvo to send ‘Made in China' cars to U.S. • Buyers think big, lifting GM quarterly profit • Walmart CEO's pay falls to $19 million • Ship Ahoy! • On the Move

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2015
Students seeking 100% renewable energy • Pasha cleared by feds to buy Horizon's isle operations •

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2015
Union files labor charges against Aston • Shaindlin named to industry leadership post • Bills Sydney cracks best-brunch list

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2015
New Kailua firm to hire 30 caregivers • Bank workers plan Chinatown cleanup • Kraft Mac & Cheese is shedding dyes; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 20, 2015

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2015
The number of U.S. households dropping or choosing not to sign up for traditional cable or satellite TV service will rise 5 percent to 1.32 million this year, fueling changes in the way television is delivered and watched.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2015
Hawaiian Air appeals Haneda decision • AARP Hawaii starts Fraud Watch Network • GE posts $13.6B loss on finance unit sale; and more

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2015
30-year mortgage increases to 3.67 percent • T&C Surf, Rix Island to open in new mall • Seafood business contest seeking entries • Woman ousted for poking snoring flier • Party City shares jump 22% in debut • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2015
Only small number of Jeeps fixed after recall began • Toyota plans to construct plants in Mexico, China

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2015
NextEra, HEI meetings on Oahu this week • Hawaii Public Radio begins pledge drive • Kids' mental health nonprofit gets $20K; and more

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2015
New season of CabaRAE show is in the works, manager says • Female workers in isles lose $8,070 a year due to wage gap

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2015
New Maui location is fifth for Maverick Helicopters • Propel water changes up with promise of electrolytes

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2015

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2015
State gets OK to evict World Gym Honolulu • Former DataHouse re-brands as ‘ike • Electrical customers eligible for energy kit

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2015
Mokulele Air offering $30 standby fare • Hawaiian Air second again in punctuality • NextEra accused of not acting in good faith • Group supports public-owned Maui utility • Falling mortgage rates give homebuyers cause to cheer

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2015
Island Air offers 20% hospitality discount • Bloomberg adds $30M to anti-coal effort • Crash findings seen as risky precedent • Shell move could lead to wave of mergers • Japan's economic progress stagnates • Mylan offers $29B for rival drugmaker • Strike causes canceled flights in France • High school teams compete in auto skills • Exotic cars will cruise for a cause • Ship Ahoy! • On The Move

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2015
ASB donates $400,000 to nonprofits • FedEx agrees to take over Dutch rival • Uber gains traction with business travelers; and more

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 12, 2015
Honolulu one of healthiest cities • Hawaiian Air traffic up in March

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2015

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By Tribune News Service Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2015
Bolstered by stock-market gains, affluent Americans bought more than 1.1 million vacation homes last year, according to an annual trade group survey — up 57 percent from 2013 and the most since the survey began in 2003.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2015
AARP has hired Joshua Wisch as director of advocacy. Prior to joining AARP, Wisch served as a deputy director of the Hawaii State Department of Taxation as well as a special assistant to the state attorney general, district director for then-U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and litigation attorney with the Honolulu law firms Cades Schutte and Chun Kerr.

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2015
30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.7 percent • Burns & McDonnell expands Hawaii office • Judge OKs sale of Revel casino for $82M • U.S. applications for jobless benefits fall • Economy keeps improving, Buffett says • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2015
OHA chief operating officer stepping down • GoDaddy shares jump in market debut • New cologne lures Burger King patrons • Refiners relying more on North American oil • Businesses in U.S. slow pace of hiring • Construction spending declines again • Isle car insurers cannot use age to set their rates • Toyota safety features will be low-cost option • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

Business Briefs: Global consortium begins sea cable construction

By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2015
Construction of a $250 million undersea broadband cable directly connecting Indonesia and the United States began Tuesday, it was announced by a partnership of seven telecommunication companies including Hawaii Telecom.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2015
Solar installations top isle home projects • McDonald's to test all-day breakfast • Century-old N.Y. matzo factory to go high tech • Consumer spending up 0.1% in February; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015

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By Tribune News Service Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015
Consumer spending for the Easter holiday — on apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food and flowers — is expected to reach $16.4 billion this year, according to a recent trade group report.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015
Job seekers will be able to choose from among 115 employers at the Hawaii Career Expo that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

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By Associated Press Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015
Average 30-year mortgage rate declines to 3.69 percent • Top CPB shareholders selling • EV savings estimator offered • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015
Company pays Japanese workers back wages • Facebook plans to open Messenger to allow for third-party app functionality • Auto Lunch Bunch event to discuss Oahu racetrack • Ford-driven fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish • Electric-powered Kia Soul coming to Hawaii in June • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015
HEI sets May 12 shareholders meeting for NextEra vote • Hawaii chefs fail to make cut for 2015 James Beard Awards • Local investors give $400,000 to Honolulu-based tech firm • Hawaiian Airlines boosts revenue outlook for quarter

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015
Public meetings on utility merger planned • Horner buys Unity House union building • Hawaii called lousy state for retirement • HEI raises $104.5M through stock sale • Former Fed governor Gramley dies at 88

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2015
Buick is tops in service satisfaction • Sueoka Store sold to ABC owners

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Posted 11:44 p.m. HST, Mar 21, 2015
Law schools keep getting less attractive to young professionals, with schools receiving 6.7 percent fewer applications this year than they did in 2014, according to recent numbers released by the Law School Admission Council.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:44 p.m. HST, Mar 21, 2015
AARP to host 3 family caregiver events • Burger King to sell Whopper cologne in Japan • Simon Property ups bid for rival to $16.8B; and more

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By Associated Press Posted 11:44 p.m. HST, Mar 21, 2015
Average rate for 30-year mortgage drops to 3.78 percent • On The Move

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By Associated Press Posted 11:44 p.m. HST, Mar 21, 2015
Starbucks delivery to start in Seattle, New York City • Foodland CEO tapped to join A&B's board • Economic group forecasts more growth • Herbalife ‘pyramid scheme' suit dismissed • Judge concedes error in oil spill lawsuit • Minimum-wage law clears legal hurdle • China to add more electric transit vehicles • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 11:44 p.m. HST, Mar 21, 2015
Shared office use provider expands to isle • AmEx to debut multibrand loyalty program • $100 million Alzheimer's fund created • U.S. home construction plunges 17 percent; and more

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 11:44 p.m. HST, Mar 21, 2015
Bankoh is new drop-off site for water bills • Hawaiian Air second again in punctuality • New biomass plant to sell electricity to KIUC; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2015

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 15, 2015
With spring air travel expected to rise to the highest level since 2007, tourism leaders are calling on airlines to invest more of their profits on airport upgrades and to open the door to greater competition.

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2015
RevoluSun has named David Gorman general manager of RevoluSun Smart Home. Prior to joining the company in 2011, Gorman spent more than 10 years in financial services and business development in New York and San Francisco, including working at Pequot Capital, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Capital IQ.

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2015
30-year mortgage rate inches up to 3.86 percent • BioEnergy Hawaii to build treatment plant • Google targets ‘unwanted software' • U.S. household wealth hits record $83 trillion • Romano's Macaroni Grill to be sold at loss • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2015
Japanese firm buys Cathy George & Associates Inc. • UH med school among top 20 in U.S. • Tesoro buyer says purchase challenging • Hawaiian Telcom holding technology event • MADD wins Volta's awareness award • PetSmart goes private as $8.7B sale closes • Fed OKs dividend, buyback plans for banks • UPS honors 3 isle drivers for 25 crash-free years • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2015

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2015
Alexander & Baldwin Inc. finished an extended review of deferred income taxes and filed a financial report Monday showing that it earned $64.5 million in net income last year, up from $34.8 million the year before.

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 09, 2015

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2015
The surge in visitors from China will continue into the next few years, with New York and Los Angeles expected to see a nearly 200 percent increase in travelers from the world's most populous country, according to a new study.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2015
Hawaiian Air passenger traffic up 4.7% • German law requires more women on boards • Casino appeals ruling over Trump name; and more

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2015
30-year mortgage declines to 3.75 percent, Freddie says • Alaska Air begins San Diego-Kona flights • Seniors housing project to get underway • SunEdison poised to offer battery storage • Robust job market likely to keep delivering • Etsy is at crossroads after filing for IPO • 31 biggest banks pass latest ‘stress tests' • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2015
First Hawaiian's Yamada to retire later this year • Discount housing broker Redfin opens Hawaii office • Honolulu is No. 5 in EV-friendly cities • NextEra subsidiary will power ePrix • McDonald's to drop antibiotics • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2015
Group opposed to expansion settles with Turtle Bay Resort • Take a step toward helping others with charity walk in May • Coast Hotels expands portfolio with property in West Kauai • Isle musicians lend their voices to benefit music programs

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2015
971 go for solar since rate-cut proposal • HCDA to move its office to Queen Street • NextEra, Google form energy partnership; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2015

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2015
Americans traveled abroad in record numbers last year, marking the first double-digit increase in international travel in a decade.

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2015
News anchor Lum gives birth to twin sons • A&B adding security for Target Kailua debut • U.S. consumer confidence declines; and more

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2015
HEI chief Lau earned $5.6M in 2014 • Kaiser computer glitch affects 500 members • Pearlridge Center changes ownership • UH forecasts no carbon footprint by 2050 • Court OKs class action in tobacco lawsuit • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2015
Struggling AirAsia sets sights on Hawaii • Bankoh offers Apple Pay to debit card users • BMW headlines monthly auto gathering • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2015
Yellen reiterates patience in raising rates •

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2015
NextEra CEO earned $12.2 million in 2014 • Delta Airlines adds Seattle-Kona flight • Honda replaces CEO amid air bag crisis; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 23, 2015

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Posted 01:35 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2015
Large student debt limits young Americans' home buying

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:35 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2015
Kamehameha Schools saves on energy • Streaking Nasdaq nears dot-com era high

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By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services Posted 01:35 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2015
Hawaii is No. 2 in Well-Being rankings • Many Walmart workers to get raises • Firms' offer to stevedores bypasses union • Applications for jobless benefits fall • American Express guilty in antitrust case

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:35 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2015
Local groups want voice in HEI-NextEra decision • 3 isle beaches make TripAdvisor's top 10 • Aloha Petroleum boosts Sunoco revenue • AccesSurf for disabled receives donation • Sony predicts bright future for earnings • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:35 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2015
Hawaii wedding spots dominate rankings • American Savings opens new Ewa branch • World Video Game Hall of Fame planned; and more

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By Star-Advertiser staff Posted 01:35 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2015
Firm breaks link with Prudential Financial • Volta to give free ad space to 2 nonprofits • ‘SNL' anniversary bash seen by 23 million; and more

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2015

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Posted 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 15, 2015
Southwest Airlines is the latest airline to reduce the value of loyalty rewards.

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