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Big Brothers Big Sisters gets $20K donation

Finance Factors, Hawaii’s largest depository financial services loan company, said Friday it donated $20,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. Read More

SEC belatedly discloses network breach

The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. Read More

Hawaiian Air to waive hurricane change fees

Hawaiian Airlines will waive reservation change fees for customers affected by Hurricane Jose who are traveling to, from or through New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport or Boston’s Logan Airport. Read More
Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm

Student debt delays millennials’ home buying

The typical student debt load for millennials in the U.S. is $41,200, surpassing their median annual income of $38,800. One impact of that burden: First-time home purchases are being delayed by seven years. Read More

Hawaiian Air to waive Japan fees due to typhoon


Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm
Hawaiian Airlines said Friday it will waive reservation change fees for customers traveling between Honolulu and Japan from today through Monday due to Typhoon Talim. Read More
 

Hawaiian Air reigns as most punctual

Hawaiian Airlines retained its spot as the most punctual domestic airline as 92.3 percent of its flights arrived on time in July, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Read More
Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 10:48 pm

‘Boomer and Carton’ show host quits

New York sports radio personality Craig Carton quit his “dream job” on WFAN Wednesday, saying he didn’t want to be a distraction as he faces federal charges that he cheated investors to pay off gambling debts. Read More

Most airports in Florida open for limited flights

Most commercial airports in Florida reopened Tuesday, but activity was limited and hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed as the state recovered from Hurricane Irma. Read More
 

Nordstrom concept eliminates clothing sales

Nordstrom will open its first Nordstrom Local store next month in Los Angeles, testing a new model for the fashion retailer: a small, neighborhood hub that will have no clothing in stock and will focus instead on digital sales, customer service and tailoring. Read More

Target announces lower prices; shares fall

Target says it is discounting thousands of products throughout its stores, sending its stock down and dragging most of the retail sector with it. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines ridership up 2.8%

Hawaiian Airlines’ passenger traffic rose 2.8 percent in August as the state’s largest carrier filled more seats on its flights. Read More

Matson starts servicing Okinawa

Hawaii-based ocean cargo delivery firm Matson Inc. has begun serving Okinawa following a seven-month delay. Read More
Updated on  September 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm

Hyundai Motor’s China plant halts again

Hyundai Motor Co. said its China plant halted operation due to a supply disruption on Tuesday, its second shutdown in China in less than a month as diplomatic tensions between China and South Korea over a U.S. missile-defense system took toll on its business. Read More

Isle property management firms merge

Honolulu-based residential property management firm Hawaiian Properties Ltd. has bought Hawaii island property management firm Augustine Realty. Read More
Updated on  September 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm

HELCO’s rate increase goes into effect

Rates that will cause Hawaii island residents’ electrical bills to rise nearly $5 a month went into effect Thursday. Read More
Updated on  August 31, 2017 at 11:08 pm

HECO adds EV fast-charger in Iwilei

Hawaiian Electric Co. said Wednesday it built a new electric vehicle fast-charger station in front of Max’s of Manila across the parking lot from the Costco in Iwilei. Read More

U.S. home prices surged in June

U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers. Read More

Kapolei company fined for illegal cesspool

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it reached a settlement with Fileminders of Hawaii LLC and its owner, Hawaii MMGD, to pay a civil penalty of $122,000 for operating a large-capacity cesspool at their Kapolei facility in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Read More
Updated on  August 28, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Orders for durable goods plummet

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods sank 6.8 percent in July, the biggest fall in nearly three years, led by a drop in the volatile category of civilian aircraft. But a gauge of business investment rose last month. Read More

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