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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shiny new kitchen laboratories are part of the just-completed first phase of UH’s new Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, a project 20 years in the making. Shawn Thomas, general contractor for Jacobsen Construction, is seen at right.

UH culinary center prepares to open

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shiny new kitchen laboratories are part of the just-completed first phase of UH’s new Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, a project 20 years in the making. Shawn Thomas, general contractor for Jacobsen Construction, is seen at right.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 12:35 am
The first phase of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head is completed, with the keys slated to be handed over to the University of Hawaii on Wednesday. It’s a project that has been in the works for more than 20 years. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The trio of two-story buildings that make up the Kenrock Buildings complex at 1400 Kapiolani Blvd. is an example of post-World War II modernist architecture.

Transit boom claims another site

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The trio of two-story buildings that make up the Kenrock Buildings complex at 1400 Kapiolani Blvd. is an example of post-World War II modernist architecture.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 12:20 am
A wave of high-rise development plans on or near Kapiolani Boulevard close to one end of the city’s envisioned rail line just got bigger with a local developer’s purchase Wednesday of three two-story commercial buildings in the area. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                HECO office building.

HECO hike attracts no foes to talk at hearing

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                HECO office building.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 10:59 pm
No one spoke in opposition to Hawaiian Electric Co.’s proposed 6.9 percent rate increase Wednesday night at the only scheduled public hearing on the request. Read More
COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
                                First Hawaiian Bank launched a new website and mobile phone app last weekend, which required resetting passwords.

First Hawaiian apologizes for phone delays

COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
                                First Hawaiian Bank launched a new website and mobile phone app last weekend, which required resetting passwords.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm
First Hawaiian Bank apologized to customers Wednesday for long delays in contacting the bank by phone since the weekend. Read More

Oahu’s warehouse need edged out supply in 2016

Demand beat out supply in Oahu’s industrial real estate market for a fifth straight year in 2016, according to a recent report that said companies in need of warehouse space here face fewer options and higher prices. Read More
Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 9:28 pm
COURTESY PHOTO
                                Shares of Matson stock closed Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange at $36.48 before the earnings report was released.

Matson pulled in 22% less profit last year

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Shares of Matson stock closed Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange at $36.48 before the earnings report was released.
Matson Inc. delivered more containers and automobiles to Hawaii in 2016, but it had rough sailing in other areas, which resulted in a 22 percent profit decline last year. Read More
COURTESY PHOTO
                                Those who attend the hearing will be able to express their views about HECO’s request to state regulators. This is the only scheduled public hearing for the rate increase on Oahu.

HECO rate hike to be discussed at hearing

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Those who attend the hearing will be able to express their views about HECO’s request to state regulators. This is the only scheduled public hearing for the rate increase on Oahu.
The state Public Utilities Commission is holding a hearing tonight about Hawaiian Electric Co.’s request to increase rates. Read More
 
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Biotech has moved to its new lab at Dole Cannery, where researcher Gloria Corpuz works at her computer.

Hawaii Biotech has a big, new lab

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Biotech has moved to its new lab at Dole Cannery, where researcher Gloria Corpuz works at her computer.
Hawaii Biotech Inc. opened a $3 million laboratory at Dole Cannery this week to continue its research of vaccines that can combat viruses such as Zika, West Nile and Ebola. Read More
COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Burger King owner buying Popeyes

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 7:59 pm
The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain. Read More
 
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015 
                                Young Brothers had a flat year in interisland volume during 2016.

Young Brothers’ 2016 interisland volume matched 2015

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015 
                                Young Brothers had a flat year in interisland volume during 2016.

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm
Young Brothers Ltd.’s interisland cargo volume finished 2016 at virtually the same level it began the year. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Local hotels cap record year

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 12:25 am
Hawaii hotels ended 2016 with record highs in revenue, boosted by increases in visitor arrivals and a spike in room rates in December. Read More

Observe employees’ actions to eliminate insider threats

Recent political news has highlighted how unauthorized leaks of sensitive information can cause economic harm to a company, embarrass an individual to the point of requiring a resignation, and threaten national security. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Priceline.com founder to talk at UH

A “serial entrepreneur” who founded Priceline.com is scheduled to give a public speech about being a successful entrepreneur at a free event March 9 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More
Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 12:23 am
STAR-ADVERTISER FILE 
                                “I did withdraw due to my appointment as chancellor of UH West Oahu, which provided me an opportunity to affect educational transformation for both Native Hawaiians and all people of Hawaii,” Maenette Ah Nee-Benham said.

Kamehameha Schools again moves to hire a new trustee

STAR-ADVERTISER FILE 
                                “I did withdraw due to my appointment as chancellor of UH West Oahu, which provided me an opportunity to affect educational transformation for both Native Hawaiians and all people of Hawaii,” Maenette Ah Nee-Benham said.

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 8:40 am
Candidates are again being sought to fill a vacancy on the five-member Kamehameha Schools board of trustees after one of three finalists withdrew from the search. Read More

Business calendar

Today: U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Presidents’ Day. Tuesday: Matson Inc., The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Macy’s Inc. release financial results. Read More
Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 12:23 am
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                First Hawaiian, which held its initial public offering in August at $23 a share, saw its stock slip 18 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $32.02 Friday.

BNP Paribas trims stake in First Hawaiian

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                First Hawaiian, which held its initial public offering in August at $23 a share, saw its stock slip 18 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $32.02 Friday.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 10:22 am
BNP Paribas’ ownership stake in First Hawaiian Bank has gotten a little smaller. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                The board of directors for the Hawaii Community Development Authority will consider recommendations from its staff to change the regulations for development in Kakaako, which would increase the supply of affordable housing. The HCDA has already produced low-income housing such as the Kauhale Kakaako apartment building at 860 Halekauwila St.

New rules could cut housing cost in Kakaako

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                The board of directors for the Hawaii Community Development Authority will consider recommendations from its staff to change the regulations for development in Kakaako, which would increase the supply of affordable housing. The HCDA has already produced low-income housing such as the Kauhale Kakaako apartment building at 860 Halekauwila St.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 11:40 pm
One of the hottest areas for new housing production on Oahu could soon have a longer-lasting supply of moderate-priced homes for sale or rent — and at lower prices — if a state board adopts new rules recommended by its staff. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                From left, Hawaii Tourism Authority executive Leslie Dance, Brad Gessner of AEG Facilities, and Hawai’i Convention Center general manager Teri Orton show off the center’s new athletic floor and equipment Thursday.

Convention center prepares to host sports events

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                From left, Hawaii Tourism Authority executive Leslie Dance, Brad Gessner of AEG Facilities, and Hawai’i Convention Center general manager Teri Orton show off the center’s new athletic floor and equipment Thursday.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 10:29 am
The Hawai’i Convention Center today is unveiling $1.1 million in new flooring that can convert its 204,000-square-foot exhibition hall into courts for amateur and professional sporting events in an effort to diversify group business. Read More

State department delays mail-out of tax booklets

The state advised Hawaii businesses seeking to fill out their general excise tax returns to head online or to district offices before Monday’s deadline. Read More
Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 10:57 am
COURTESY GDC / 2015
                                The conference hosts more than 27,000 attendees involved in the creation of interactive games and virtual reality.

Pair headed to video game conference

COURTESY GDC / 2015
                                The conference hosts more than 27,000 attendees involved in the creation of interactive games and virtual reality.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm
Two Hawaii entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the Game Developers Conference to be held Feb. 27-March 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Read More
FL MORRIS / 2010
                                Auto dealers along Ala Moana Blvd.

Hawaii light-vehicle registrations rose in 2016

FL MORRIS / 2010
                                Auto dealers along Ala Moana Blvd.
Hawaii vehicle registrations regained traction at the end of last year after two down quarters. Read More

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