Friday, January 30, 2015         

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For Thursday, January 29, 2015
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!
For Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Fed nominee Landon's assets may hit $41M • Hawaiian Air to reopen renovated lounge • Italian-restaurant owner eyes Kewalo Basin; and more
For Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Storm in East has little hit on isle tourism • NextEra utility to build 3 solar plants • Remodeling show attendance drops 13%; and more
For Monday, January 26, 2015
For Sunday, January 25, 2015
During the Super Bowl halftime Feb. 1, you can expect to see high-priced commercials for beer, fast food, cars, soft drinks and a small South American banana exporter.
For Saturday, January 24, 2015
Retail plan for Kewalo Basin advances • Expedia buys Travelocity for $280 million • McDonald's vows changes as earnings fall; and more
For Friday, January 23, 2015
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!
For Thursday, January 22, 2015
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!
For Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Shinseki elected to First Hawaiian board • Island Air accepts card payments only • Condos, apartments lead building recovery; and more
For Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Hawaii Government Employees Association has named Caroline Sluyter as its communications officer.
For Monday, January 19, 2015
For Sunday, January 18, 2015
Startups attracted $48.3M in venture funding last year
For Saturday, January 17, 2015
TV reporter Sakahara to be DOT spokesman • Holiday Inn Waikiki gets new GM • Isle sites sparkle on AAA diamond lists; and more
For Friday, January 16, 2015
Developer to bless 17-acre site in Kapolei • Target to shutter 133 stores in Canada • Xiaomi's new phone targets iPhone users • HECO to brief lawmakers on rooftop solar backlog and more
For Thursday, January 15, 2015
United Airlines to restore some Hawaii jobs • Pop-A-Lock earns industry award • China auto sales slow in 2014 • GM sets company sales record • Ship Ahoy!
For Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Consolidated to open new Kapolei theater • West Oahu plaza sells for more than $17M • November job openings hit 14-year high; and more
For Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Volta to offer nonprofits free advertising • Social Security debtors get tax reprieve • Kaiser mental health workers go on strike; and more
For Monday, January 12, 2015
For Sunday, January 11, 2015
The Federal Reserve’s bond-buying campaign continues to produce one clear benefit: a windfall for taxpayers
For Saturday, January 10, 2015
Lobbying firm adds ex-Abercrombie staffer • Kids invited to enter business competition • Science is highlight of ThinkTech forum; and more
For Friday, January 9, 2015
Matson raises fourth-quarter outlook • Synthetic urine use up again in workplace • New Island Air Explorers Program to begin • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Thursday, January 8, 2015
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!
For Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Public relations and marketing firm ­iQ 360 has hired Shauna Goya as director of its Hono­­lulu office.
For Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced the addition of the following new physicians at locations on Maui and Oahu.
For Monday, January 5, 2015
For Sunday, January 4, 2015
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.
For Saturday, January 3, 2015
Prince Resorts hires former Kyo-ya exec • Low oil prices unlikely to hurt railroads • Factory activity grows at sluggish pace; and more
For Friday, January 2, 2015
Gold caps back-to-back yearly losses for first time since 1998
For Thursday, January 1, 2015
Maui Electric forgoes seeking rate hike • Nature Conservancy buys Big Island parcel • Kohala Ditch Adventures shuts down; and more
For Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Waena Apartments changes ownership between California companies for $146M • Maui firm is isles' first Berkshire affiliate • Ulupono invests $65K in charging stations; and more
For Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Prudential Locations said it is changing its name back to Locations and becoming a stand-alone local operation once again.
For Monday, December 29, 2014
5 eBay officials to depart firm • Smart Business Hawaii closes
For Sunday, December 28, 2014
Pay-per-view economics may fall short for 'The Interview'
For Saturday, December 27, 2014
Japan planning more economic stimulus • S. Korean official arrested over nut incident • PlayStation, Xbox outages agonize players • Tesla's Roadster to get 400 miles per charge and more
For Friday, December 26, 2014
Shan Wirt to director of communications and program risk manager. Her experience includes serving as a litigation attorney and as a pubic relations professional.
For Thursday, December 25, 2014
Anthology Marketing Group has made these hires and promotions in its public relations group
For Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Central Pacific Bank has named John Yana­gi­hara senior vice president and financial planning manager for its Central Pacific Investment Services division.
For Tuesday, December 23, 2014
HECO funds will help fishpond hui • Bull run forecast to continue in 2015 • News about Cuba has rum fans high; and more
For Monday, December 22, 2014
Whistleblower to get $56M in Bank of America case • Total Recall: Caramel apples • Coming Up • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, December 21, 2014
The portion of 13- to 17-year-old social-media users in the U.S. on Facebook slipped to 88 percent this year from 94 percent in 2013 and 95 percent in 2012.
For Saturday, December 20, 2014
Connector enrollment deadline extended • Mokulele Air offering same-day shipping • NLRB: McDonald's violated workers' rights • Chrysler to recall 288,000 Ram pickups and more
For Friday, December 19, 2014
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
For Thursday, December 18, 2014
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!
For Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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!
For Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Special ag status sought for acreage • State offers new Reg D online filing system • Kaiser debuts virtual dermatology service • On The Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Monday, December 15, 2014
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!
For Sunday, December 14, 2014
Americans' net worth dipped in the July-September quarter as a drop in stock prices overwhelmed a solid gain in home values.
For Saturday, December 13, 2014
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
For Friday, December 12, 2014
Small business suffers in isles, report says • Bailey tapped to lead hotel companies • T&C Surf adds retail store in Haleiwa and more
For Thursday, December 11, 2014
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!
For Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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!
For Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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!
For Monday, December 8, 2014
Bankoh joins Youth Savings Program • In-person bank deposits drop off • Burger King-Tim Hortons deal near • Hot products have Nintendo on rise
For Sunday, December 7, 2014
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.
For Saturday, December 6, 2014
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
For Friday, December 5, 2014
Waikoloa places among site's rising stars • Federal health exchange says rates rising • Troubled homeowners to get more aid • L.L. Bean sees surge in demand for boots and more
For Thursday, December 4, 2014
PKF Pacific Hawaii has promoted the following employees to partners of the firm.
For Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Seasonal Minneapolis-Honolulu flight slated • HPU grads will hear Blue Planet chairman • Nature Conservancy buys Big Isle parcel; and more
For Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Y. Hata starts restaurant supply business • Utility to widen demand response program • Apple due in court for iPod antitrust suit; and more
For Monday, December 1, 2014
Budweiser said its Clydesdales will not play a role in its traditional advertising for the season, although the company added later that they will be featured in spots promoting responsible drinking.
For Sunday, November 30, 2014
In an exception to Southern California’s lackluster real estate market, sales of homes costing $2 million or more are hitting record levels, according to a report.
For Saturday, November 29, 2014
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.
For Friday, November 28, 2014
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.
For Thursday, November 27, 2014
Retailers use discounts to lure shoppers • Firms, consumers spent little in October • British retailers sell turkeys to Yankees • Feds threaten to fine air bag maker
For Wednesday, November 26, 2014
California firm acquires Pacific Rim Bank • KIUC board chairman heading to Syngenta • Territorial announces special dividend; and more
For Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Official urges policy reforms in eurozone • Honda admits not reporting safety issues • On the Move • Ship Ahoy!
For Monday, November 24, 2014
Old Navy alters policy on returns • For-profit college to sell campuses • Ship Ahoy!
For Sunday, November 23, 2014
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.
For Saturday, November 22, 2014
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
For Friday, November 21, 2014
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
For Thursday, November 20, 2014
Elite Pacific will open office on Hawaii isle • Fed moves to end bond-buying program • Car-rental service probes alleged snooping • JetBlue adding bag fees, shrinking space and more
For Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car • Third-quarter profit up for Home Depot • U.S. producer prices increase 0.2 percent; and more
For Tuesday, November 18, 2014
SunEdison buying First Wind for $2.4B • State land use system comments sought • Kauai utility pursues water energy storage • Japan hits recession as tax hike takes toll
For Monday, November 17, 2014
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.
For Sunday, November 16, 2014
Facebook told marketers Friday that if they really wanted to reach its customers on its website, they needed to buy an ad.
For Saturday, November 15, 2014
Kapiolani Med Center to get $1M donation • Connector comparison rates online • RevoluSun receives Elite Dealer status • AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes •
For Friday, November 14, 2014
Hawaii can now test for Ebola virus • Off-grid Big Isle customers to get batteries • Sand Sifter Challenge set for Kalama Beach • Nordstrom posts higher sales and profits and more
For Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maui Land narrows third-quarter losses • Banks settle for $3.4B for alleged rigging • Lower attendance cuts SeaWorld earnings; and more
For Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines marks 85th anniversary • HawTel's first undersea cable 50 years old
For Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Honolulu among the top places to retire • Nonprofits to get Visitor Walk proceeds • Pizza Hut's revamp includes curry crusts; and more
For Monday, November 10, 2014
Over the last year, Sears Holdings has moved to sell a variety of assets to help raise money, including the Lands' End business and some of its ownership in its Canadian enterprise.
For Sunday, November 9, 2014
Overdraft fees charged by banks have come under scrutiny by federal regulators in recent years, but charges vary widely.
For Saturday, November 8, 2014
Subaru Hawaii seeks $35,000 for nonprofits • Ko Olina renovation to cost 487 their jobs • HTA puts out bid for South Korean rep; and more
For Friday, November 7, 2014
Hawaiian Air still No. 1 for punctuality • Higher beef costs eat into fast-food chains • Email addresses taken in Home Depot hack • Jobless benefit applications fall by 10,000
For Thursday, November 6, 2014
Gridlock possible even with GOP majority • 230,000 jobs added in October, survey says • FDA plan would test multiple Ebola drugs
For Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Third-quarter sales grow for KonaRed • European Union cuts growth forecasts • U.S. factory orders slip in September; and more
For Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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
For Monday, November 3, 2014
Federal auto safety regulators have levied a $3.5 million penalty against Ferrari because it failed to submit reports of fatal accidents to the government.
For Sunday, November 2, 2014
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.
For Saturday, November 1, 2014
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
For Friday, October 31, 2014
State defers Waiawa solar farm decision • Urban Outfitters gets help for isle debut • Starbucks plans delivery after sales lag • Jobless aid applications rise to 287,000
For Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bankoh offering assistance to lava victims • A&B increases stock dividend by 1 cent • Maui Weekly ceases publication; and more
For Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Danielle Finn as vice president of commercial underwriting. She was previously a commercial lines underwriting manager and has more than 25 years of insurance experience in Hawaii and the West Coast.
For Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Girl Scouts of Hawaii names Chang as CEO • Altres expands into home health care • Finnish company to supply power to HECO; and more
For Monday, October 27, 2014
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.
For Sunday, October 26, 2014
UPS weighs penalties on retailers with overload of boxes
For Saturday, October 25, 2014
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
For Friday, October 24, 2014
Isle chef chosen for global culinary program • ASB to debut renovated Kailua branch • Bankoh earns national community award • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's earnings and more
For Thursday, October 23, 2014
The 5,862-square-foot space that for years housed the now-closed Keo's Thai Cuisine in the Ambassador Hotel in Waikiki, is being marketed for lease.
For Tuesday, October 22, 2014
Maui has been unseated as the top island in the world, according to the most recent Conde Nast Readers' Choice rankings.

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