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!
A property development company controlled by Dubai's ruler outlined plans Sunday for the first phase of an entertainment and resort complex in the city that promises the Middle East's first Legoland theme park.
Rising costs and lower retail prices have cooled profits for U.S. ice cream makers this summer. Costs for cream, whipped to make ice cream and other confections, rose 78 percent this year through Aug. 22 in the steepest increase since 2010.
Funds offered for energy efficiency plans •
Malaysia Airlines to lay off 6,000 workers •
Startups offer banking for smartphones •
U.S. consumer spending declines 0.1% •
Reynolds' takeover of Lorillard scrutinized and more
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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