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.
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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!
Real estate sales narrow Barnwell's loss • Hawaii ranks third in U.S. for solar workers • Special K hurts Kellogg's cereal sales • U.S. jobless aid applications rise by 25,000 • Cheaper gasoline lowers U.S. retail sales • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
Lahaina beats Honolulu as top romantic dining city • Grocery store to anchor Kauai complex • Hawaii makes top 10 for green building • HECO completes rooftop solar upgrade • Online hack over movie cost Sony $15M • Demand for F-150 has Ford hiring 1,550 • Retiring UAW note saps Fiat Chrysler profit • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.66 percent • Treetops Restaurant to reopen Monday • Newark tops Honolulu in popularity • Many households exhaust their salaries • Google spending cuts profit as rivals lurk • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
Hyatt and Orbitz create vacation package website • Isle restaurants make ‘most romantic' list • Contest could boost local small businesses • Ferraris to star at new Lunch Bunch venue • Car show returns to TV Saturday • Short circuits spark recall of Nissan SUVs • Nissan to install 1,000 charging stations • Ship Ahoy!
Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.63 percent • Hawaii hotels win TripAdvisor awards • 8 isle restaurants among Yelp's top 100 • Mauna Kea resort changes branding • McDonald's sued over franchisee behavior • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
Japanese carrier to double Honolulu flights • CEO to attend restaurant blessing • Isles named ‘hottest' spot to travel • Honolulu crawls up Bed Bug Cities list • McDonald's reopens Maui restaurant • Subaru Hawaii helps nonprofits • Car show to feature driving champions • EBay to cut staff before spinning off various units • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
Kolten Wong to be spokesman for Jamba Juice Hawaii • Low gas costs boost sales of bigger autos • Subway franchise will be Valley Isle's fifth • Famous Footwear opening store in Kona • More firms add mobile credit card readers • Ship Ahoy!
RadioShack has some high hurdles to clear in January. The struggling consumer electronics retailer has said it will be cutting more jobs as part of its previously announced plan to slash $400 million in annual costs.
Unions Losing Out To Right To Work
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