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Hawaiian, JAL begin codeshare ticket sales

Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 6:49 am
Hawaiian and Japan airlines began sales Thursday of their codeshare flights for travel starting Sunday. Read More

Assessments don’t have to be a real estate deal breaker

Because most buildings in Honolulu were built several decades ago and are needing major maintenance or upgrades, it’s important for condo buyers to watch out for special assessments, which can be a potential financial pitfall. Read More

Remembering old restaurants

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm
Two weeks ago I gave my readers an opportunity to ask questions about places in Hawaii they fondly recalled. Read More

Hawaii jobless rate holds at record-low 2.1 percent

Hawaii’s number of unemployed fell to its lowest level in more than 28 years as the jobless rate in February held at 2.1 percent for the fifth month in a row. Read More
Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Hawaii foreclosure cases fall for 4th year in a row

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 12:17 am
Real estate foreclosures declined in Hawaii for a fourth consecutive year in 2017, according to statistics from the state Judiciary. Read More

Existing-home sales climbed 3% last month

U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a shrinking number of homes available on the market. Read More

Mac nut company to buy back shares in going private

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 12:23 am
Hawaii’s largest macadamia nut farm has decided to cease being a public company where investors can buy and sell shares in the business over a stock exchange. Read More

Isle lawmakers weigh regulating virtual currencies

Warning: Most virtual currencies are based upon computer cryptography and derive their value solely from the market’s perception of their value, which can experience great swings. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm

Pacific Office Properties’ loss widened in ’17

The owner of three major Honolulu office properties limped along last year with a negative bottom line that improved only slightly from the year before. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 9:36 pm

Dole agrees to pay fine for cesspools

Dole Food Co. Inc. has agreed to pay a fine for failing to close two large-capacity cesspools at a private beach park in Waialua on Oahu’s North Shore. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 9:36 pm

China’s premier appeals to U.S. to ‘act rationally’

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes. He promised Beijing will “open even wider” to imports and investment. Read More

First Hawaiian CEO earns $5.8M to take over top spot in state

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 12:01 am
First Hawaiian Bank’s Bob Harrison has supplanted his chief rival and become the state’s highest-paid CEO of a publicly traded company. Read More

State policy on virtual currency up for debate

A bill that proposes to modify state regulations for companies that broker transactions of highly volatile virtual currencies for Hawaii customers is scheduled to be heard today at the Legislature. Read More

Developing condos tricky near last station site

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm
The city’s mass-transit line is supposed to move people and spark development of affordable housing, but these two objectives are on paths that could clash at the end of the line. Read More

New secure Medicare cards designed to prevent fraud

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 9:09 pm
Starting in April, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Read More

Fifth medical pot dispensary gets green light

Hawaii’s fifth dispensary has received state approval to begin selling medical cannabis. Read More

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