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.
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.
70th Annual Shinnen Enkai
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its 70th annual Shinnen Enkai New Year’s Banquet in Manoa Grand Ballroom at Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Read More »