Wednesday, August 27, 2014         

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For Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Collection sells out second phase • New Hawaiian Air Foundation gives grants • Sales of U.S. new homes fell in July; and more
For Monday, August 25, 2014
Study finds wealth gap widening • Butter price reaches record high • Increase forecast in Labor Day travel
For Sunday, August 24, 2014
With the unemployment rate and layoffs down sharply in the last year, most U.S. workers are no longer worried about getting a dreaded pink slip.
For Saturday, August 23, 2014
RevoluSun, Distributed Energy divide roles • Blue Startups teams up with Connector • Women's health featured at free event • McDonald's recalls exec to take reins in U.S. • Goldman bond claim settlement worth $1.2B • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, August 22, 2014
HELCO warns customers of phone scam • Tiki Shark and CafePress settle lawsuit • SolarWorld recalls systems for lug issue and more
For Thursday, August 21, 2014
ViaSat to offer high-speed Internet • Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty • Women struggle for small business loans; and more
For Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Honolulu No. 2 in cost of raising kids • Tax yield from isle businesses up 10.4% • Local firm to lease Jimmy Buffett's space; and more
For Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cyanotech hires agribusiness executive • Island Air sponsors disabilities nonprofit • PricewaterhouseCoopers to pay $25M • U.S. homebuilder confidence rises • Bourbon production reaches high point • and more
For Monday, August 18, 2014
CPB offers hurricane loan program • Coca-Cola buys stake in Monster • Casino moves up its closing date • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, August 17, 2014
Lower-paying jobs dominate economic recovery
For Saturday, August 16, 2014
Yamane, Dashefsky to team up on KHON • Jamba Juice opening at Aston Waikiki • Job fair on tap at Kukui Grove Center • HomeStreet relocates Hilo loan center
For Friday, August 15, 2014
Loss more than doubles for Royal Hawaiian Orchards • Cost of litigation takes toll on Cyanotech and more
For Thursday, August 14, 2014
First Hawaiian establishes Puna relief fund • Resilient sales boost Macy's earnings • Tribe has spoken: ‘Survivor' editors protest • Deere takes hit as farm economy weakens • Hawaiian Airlines to begin San Francisco-Maui service
For Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Development-focused Cardax sheds $2M • $2.4B casino resort fizzles in Atlantic City • Job openings in U.S. hit 13-year high • Pfizer, DNA firm seek to unravel disease and more
For Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Isle car-ownership cost under U.S. average • Bankoh offering storm assistance loans • American Savings gives $25K in storm relief • Qantas boosts Sydney-Honolulu service • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Monday, August 11, 2014
Oracle sues over health exchange • Malaysia Air delisted in overhaul • McDonald's global sales decline • California home cost high, energy low
For Sunday, August 10, 2014
The share of U.S. mortgages that are seriously delinquent fell to the lowest in six years as the job market improved, allowing borrowers to stay current on payments while higher home prices made it easier for others to sell.
For Friday, August 8, 2014
Hawaiian best in some airline benchmarks • 5 isle restaurants among most scenic in U.S. • Barnwell Industries posts a smaller loss; and more
For Thursday, August 7, 2014
Island Air cancels flights amid storm threat • First Hawaiian, CPB to close Big Isle branches • Hawaiian Air passenger traffic up 2.3%; and more
For Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Home prices saw slower growth in June • Aircraft drive increase in factory orders • Airspace rumor hurts European airlines; and more
For Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Hawaii Career Expo at Blaisdell on Tuesday • Isles rank fourth highest in closing costs • Meat scandal hurting McDonald's sales • GM subpoenaed over subprime auto loans
For Monday, August 4, 2014
After years of expansion into areas like pet food and beauty products, Procter & Gamble plans to cut as many as 100 brands in order to focus on others, like Tide, that made the company a powerhouse over the decades.
For Sunday, August 3, 2014
Porsche is the top brand for owner satisfaction, with Hyundai the top nonpremium brand, per a new study by auto industry expert J.D. Power. The German automaker was the highest-ranked nameplate.
For Saturday, August 2, 2014
USS Missouri group picks new chairman • Meeting set for new Oahu FEMA flood maps • Medical event will draw 2,000 to Honolulu • Mililani's Walmart to mark 20 years • Discounts helped lift U.S. auto sales in July and more
For Friday, August 1, 2014
Gyu-Kaku restaurant to open in Kapolei Happiness is most expensive in Hawaii Honolulu Home Loans plans West Oahu site
For Thursday, July 31, 2014
Jamba Juice promotion excludes Hawaii • Pali Momi dining spots pass safety checks • Hiring at small businesses finally perks up; and more
For Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hawaiian Air to upgrade isle airport lounges • Condo tower's auto dealership adds brands • China probing Microsoft in monopoly case; and more
For Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Isle company gets $2.6M from land sale • Local small business in national spotlight • Book advises facilities on saving energy; and more
For Monday, July 28, 2014
The proportion of the workforce that has been unemployed for at least 27 weeks has fallen to 1.98 percent, less than half the record high of 4.4 percent reached in 2010.
For Sunday, July 27, 2014
Murdoch deal could help raise price for Time Warner
For Saturday, July 26, 2014
NHTSA looking into Impala air bag safety • McDonald's chicken off Hong Kong menus • Durable goods orders up 0.7% in June • Illinois bank seized for year's 14th failure • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, July 25, 2014
Ford's profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion • New menu helps lift Starbucks' U.S. sales • Amazon shares tumble after $126M loss • U.S. new-home sales plummeted in June and moer
For Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines stock soars 13.7 percent • Ex-chief justice retains post on bank board • $1 share price for money funds set to end; and more
For Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Podiatric meeting to boost isle economy • New Lanai health center gets state funds • Investor expands Hualalai Resort acreage; and more
For Tuesday, July 22, 2014
State awards $600,000 to employer groups • U.S. airlines add jobs for 6 months in a row • Allergan to lay off 1,500 in restructuring; and more
For Monday, July 21, 2014
Forbes Media, publisher of the magazine that is perhaps the most famous chronicler and evangelist for American-style capitalism, agreed Friday to sell a majority stake in itself to a consortium of Asian investors, concluding a protracted sales process in which a number of prospective bidders dropped out.
For Sunday, July 20, 2014
Americans more confident of finding better-paying jobs
For Saturday, July 19, 2014
It's Kids Inc. time again at Windward Mall • Peet's Coffee opens shop in Kailua • Jobless rates fell in 22 states in June • AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination and more
For Friday, July 18, 2014
Waikiki Beach Wi-Fi boasts top-10 speed • Toyota pursues hydrogen fuel cell power • U.S. home construction fell 9.3% in June • Airbus scores $75 billion in orders at show • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Thursday, July 17, 2014
New motor sports radio show will include celebrity interviews and racing updates • Full-page ads ask owners of recalled GM vehicles to keep their key rings light
For Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Queen's and Kaiser cited as best in Hawaii • Honolulu called top city for child-free life • Island Air renames frequent-flier program; and more
For Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hawaii Symphony, musicians union OK pact • Dunkerley wins Airline Strategy Award • Edible barcode wins innovation award; and more
For Monday, July 14, 2014
For Sunday, July 13, 2014
Tired of mattress sales reps? Try a shop with no clerks
For Saturday, July 12, 2014
HMSA unveils Friday farmers market • BoxJelly tenant will offer demonstration • 2 tobacco companies discuss merger • World Cup loser might see stock drop-off • Government budget surplus totals $71B
For Friday, July 11, 2014
Maui home sales, median prices diverge • Don't forget DRAM claims, Louie says and more
For Thursday, July 10, 2014
Island Air, American reach ticketing deal • Halekulani observes 30th anniversary Fed split on signals for fresh rate increase; and more
For Wednesday, July 9, 2014
State cites company in roofer's death • Text-message scam targets bank accounts • Health Connector measure to become law; and more
For Tuesday, July 8, 2014
More passengers flying Hawaiian Airlines • Canadian hotel company enters isles • ADM acquires Wild Flavors for $3 billion • Homeowners get $3.1B cash in settlement • Economy improving, Chinese premier says
For Monday, July 7, 2014
The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced.
For Sunday, July 6, 2014
Apartment rents in the U.S. grew at a quicker pace in the second quarter as tenant demand rose faster than the growing supply of multifamily properties.
For Saturday, July 5, 2014
Philippine Air to expand Honolulu service • 32,000 Mormon missionaries to get iPads • Google cuts search link in Europe • Amazon defends self over kids' purchases • Pharmacy sales lift 2 drugstore chains
For Friday, July 4, 2014
Aulani tops ranking of hotels for families • Larry Ellison is third-richest entrepreneur • State to issue occupation therapist licenses • Queen Lili'uokalani Trust acquires market and more
For Thursday, July 3, 2014
Appeals over Kakaako projects rejected • New Android watches have few advances • Facebook's experiment on users probed; and more
For Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Architects chosen for Aiea village project • Box and packaging plant opens in Kapolei • Big Island burger named among top 10; and more
For Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Bank of Hawaii has announced: Roxann Ikeda, a Waiakea branch manager, has been promoted to vice president. Ikeda served previously as a consumer bank representative, business banking officer and service manager.
For Monday, June 30, 2014
Since the last recession began, many women in their late 40s and early 50s have left the workforce just as they were reaching their peak earning years. The need to care for aging parents is not the only reason.
For Sunday, June 29, 2014
Los Angeles, once the king of TV pilots, is rapidly losing its domain to New York and other rivals.
For Saturday, June 28, 2014
Kaiser opening medical clinic in Kona • GM recalling 474,000 additional vehicles • Some $320,000 due for Hawaii electricians • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, June 27, 2014
Matson adds 1 cent to quarterly dividend • Maui vacation rental stay is fourth costliest • Diner en Blanc culinary event set for Oahu • $54M Kauai solar farm under construction and more
For Thursday, June 26, 2014
Camera maker GoPro to hit Wall Street • Barnes & Noble to separate retail, Nook • Monsanto tops forecast, plans $10B buyback; and more
For Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Starbucks adds Fizzio sodas in Hawaii • Walgreen net up 16% but misses forecasts • U.S. consumer confidence hits 6-year high; and more
For Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Foodland to open Wednesday in Wailuku • Algae firm to work with Israeli company • Board of Realtors has new website • Heald College parent cuts deal with feds • Oracle buying Micros Systems for $5.3B • and more
For Monday, June 23, 2014
In dealing with health plans, drug companies are facing a new imperative: bargain or be banned. Determined to slow the rapid rise in drug prices, more health plans are refusing to cover certain drugs unless companies charge less for them.
For Sunday, June 22, 2014
Airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening. Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Administration is poised to raise the fee to $5.60 each way.
For Saturday, June 21, 2014
Handbook helps immigrants navigate isles • Unemployment rates fell in 20 states in May • Olive Garden, Red Lobster sales keep falling
For Friday, June 20, 2014
Island Air adds flights to Kahului and Lihue • Matson Foundation doles out $1.6 million • On the Move
For Thursday, June 19, 2014
Ho‘opili development could start in 2016 • Kailua clubhouse in running for $50,000 • United-Continental buyout deal cost $172M; and more
For Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Honolulu ranks as ninth worst for drivers • U.S. home building declined 6.5% in May • CEOs more optimistic on hiring and sales; and more
For Tuesday, June 17, 2014
4 companies get $248,310 in state grants • Domino's unveils ‘Siri' to take mobile orders • IMF cuts estimate of U.S. economic growth; and more
For Monday, June 16, 2014
P.F. Chang's diners' data stolen • Hilton to run 5 hotels in Myanmar • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, June 15, 2014
The big house is back. The average square footage of a new house built last year set a record, according to new figures from the Census Bureau.
For Saturday, June 14, 2014
Kaneohe unemployment offices to close • Sheraton Waikiki to offer 3-D light show • State urges food stamp use at open markets • Golf tourney raises $250,062 for REHAB • UberX to test ride-sharing in Honolulu
For Friday, June 13, 2014
Hawaii gets failing economic grades • Honolulu no longer priciest summer stay • Haleiwa is eighth-happiest seaside town • Palace launches exclusive bottled water and more
For Thursday, June 12, 2014
Emirates cancels major order from Airbus • Amazon to unveil music streaming service • Brazil, other markets no longer ‘Fragile Five'; and more
For Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Hawaiian Air leads in punctuality again • Island Pacific HomeLoans opens new office • April saw most U.S. job ads since 2007; and more
For Tuesday, June 10, 2014
China Eastern expands its Honolulu service • Montage Kapalua announces opening • Mobile app adds Oahu to its guide to rides; and more
For Monday, June 9, 2014
Maui Fruit Jewels up for big award • RadioShack tries to lower its rents • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, June 8, 2014
Seven years after the housing crash began, most people remain deeply dour about the state of the nation’s housing market.
For Saturday, June 7, 2014
Maui condo prices soared 25% in May • Hawaiian Tel, Sheraton credit unions merge • Hawaiian Air passenger traffic up 2.4% • Hawaii HomeOwnership Center gets grant • Aloha Petroleum Lahaina marks re-branding • Colorado regulates ride-sharing companies • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, June 6, 2014
First Ward high-rise set to break ground • Puerto Rico voted best U.S. island • New e-vehicle chargers unveiled on Maui • On the move
For Thursday, June 5, 2014
Hawaii to get $1.2M in Advair settlement • Waimea biomass plant up for auction • Firm rates city third for traffic congestion; and more
For Wednesday, June 4, 2014
DBEDT picks California company for contract • Windward Mall seeks keiki entrepreneurs • Steep tariffs target Chinese solar panels; and more
For Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Honolulu high on Happy Patient Index • Oahu, Maui among top summer destinations • 77,000 foreign banks to share tax data; and more
For Monday, June 2, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation said last week that in TV ads last October Southwest Airlines promised flights from Atlanta to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles for just $59.
For Sunday, June 1, 2014
Motor vehicle crashes in the United States every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion.
For Saturday, May 31, 2014
Matteo's successor sets opening date • Anthology Digital earns 8 national awards • U.K. to count prostitution, drugs for GDP • Dow, S&P close out May at record highs • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Friday, May 30, 2014
Central Pacific opening Manoa branch • State offering $4.5M for land preservation • Kailua firm to become Sotheby's affiliate • U.S. economy shrank at 1% rate in quarter • Ship Ahoy! • On the Move
For Thursday, May 29, 2014
940 visit Queen's West Oahu ER in 1 week • Isle restaurants make OpenTable top 100 • Magazine praises only 1 Hawaii hotel; and more
For Wednesday, May 28, 2014
U.S. home prices rose at slower rate in March • Pilgrim's Pride seeks to take over Hillshire • U.S. consumer confidence rose in May • Streaking S&P 500 hits another high • Membership up again for indie bookstores • Knockoffs a headache for IPO-bound Alibaba • On The Move • Ship Ahoy! • At the Pumps
For Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Expansion rumors persist as Disneyland grows more crowded &bull On the move
For Monday, May 26, 2014
Japanese firm buys sauce brands • Slowness cost us, Sony CEO says • Bernanke fetches top dollar for sharing his thoughts • Office Depot chairs recalled • Health care sector job growth anemic
For Sunday, May 25, 2014
4 of 5 U.S. workers feel job stress, survey finds
For Saturday, May 24, 2014
Little love for Obamacare, poll shows • U.S. new-home sales up 6.4 percent in April • Court rejects federal rule to cut energy use • U.S. prevails in auto dispute with China • GM recalls 500 pickups, SUVs over air bags
For Friday, May 23, 2014
U.S. home sales rose 1.3 percent in April • AirTran's final flight slated for December • FAA called too reliant on Boeing for test • Toyota recalling 516,000 vehicles • 30-year mortgage rate decreases to 4.14 percent
For Thursday, May 22, 2014
Hawaii among top renewable energy states • Lowe's results rise, but miss expectations • Netflix coming to 6 European countries; and more
For Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Central Pacific to buy back stock • KonaRed loss widens to $1.7 million • Pier 1 Imports opening Kapolei store • Sports Authority to debut in Lihue • City Mill stores holding demonstrations • Housing debt still traps 10 million Americans
For Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Rex Tire & Supply re-brands as Servco • Facebook assists small-biz workshops • AstraZeneca nixes $119B offer from Pfizer • Temporary jobs on rise in shifting economy •
For Monday, May 19, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service paid more than $13 billion in tax credits last year to people who may not have qualified, a government investigator said last week.
For Sunday, May 18, 2014
NEW YORK » More travelers will take to the skies this summer, the U.S. airlines' trade and lobby group predicted. About 210 million passengers -- or 2.28 million a day -- are expected to fly on U.S. carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31.

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