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HCDA considers Kakaako affordable-housing rule changes


Updated on  August 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm
A state board overseeing development in Kakaako is one step closer to overhauling its affordable-housing production requirements after a hearing Wednesday. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines upgrades Sapporo flight


Updated on  August 16, 2017 at 10:50 pm
Hawaiian Airlines said Wednesday it is upgrading its Honolulu-Sapporo service to Airbus A330-200 aircraft that will feature lie-flat seating and premium economy seating beginning in February. Read More

Makani Kai Air moving to new, larger terminal

Interisland commuter Makani Kai Air will begin operating from a new terminal starting Sept. 4. Read More

HMSA earnings fall while Kaiser posts loss

Uncertainty surrounding Obamacare dragged down the financial results last quarter of the state’s two largest health insurers. Read More

Health initiatives sought for chamber grants


Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 10:31 pm
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii — as trustee of the Public Health Fund — is accepting applications for funding of health-related initiatives on Oahu. Read More

State retirement fund gains 13.4 percent


Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 10:20 pm
Hawaii’s largest public pension fund, chipping away at a $12 billion shortfall, nearly doubled the investment return targeted by its trustees and posted its best fiscal year performance since 2014. Read More
 

KIUC wants state’s OK for new solar programs

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative said Monday it asked the state Public Utilities Commission to approve new ways to credit solar system owners on the island. Read More

New financing option for solar loans sought

The executive director of the state’s dormant $150 million green energy loan program said she’s aiming to have an option available in December for residents to pay for solar water heaters and photovoltaic systems through their electricity bills. Read More
 

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate andviolence. Read More

Apple CEO makes $2M pledge to fight hate

Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend. Read More

Judge OKs Takata request to halt Hawaii air bags lawsuit

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. Read More

Royal Hawaiian Center doubles down on luxury brands


Updated on  August 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm
The profit struggle is real for bricks-and-mortar retail, but Royal Hawaiian Center is betting more than $50 million that it can buck that trend by expanding its high-luxury offerings. Read More

Business calendar

Tuesday: Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July and business inventories for June. Read More
Updated on  August 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

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