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
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!