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                                Sales of existing homes fell 3.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The decline may represent just a temporary slump after the sharp sales increase in January.

U.S. home sales slowed in February

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Sales of existing homes fell 3.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The decline may represent just a temporary slump after the sharp sales increase in January.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 12:16 am
Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales are up solidly. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Aloha Angels Endowed Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation received a $50,000 grant on Thursday from the Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Zuckerbergs give $50K to Kauai education

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Aloha Angels Endowed Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation received a $50,000 grant on Thursday from the Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have donated $50,000 to an endowment fund that supports Kauai’s elementary teachers and students. Read More

NCAA basketball picker wins $100,000

An employee at one of Berkshire Hathaway’s latest big acquisitions won $100,000 by correctly picking the winners of the first 29 games of the NCAA basketball tournament’s opening rounds. Read More
COURTESY TOKYO BIG SIGHT
                                TIGS is the largest international trade show in Japan, with more than 4,100 exhibitors showcasing personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories.

Hawaii-made gift products promoted at Tokyo show

COURTESY TOKYO BIG SIGHT
                                TIGS is the largest international trade show in Japan, with more than 4,100 exhibitors showcasing personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories.

Updated on  March 16, 2017 at 11:49 pm
The state is promoting Hawaii-made products for the sixth year in a row through a Hawaii pavilion at the 2017 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS). Read More

Pearlridge remodeling gets underway

The owners of Pearlridge Center broke ground Tuesday on a $33 million redevelopment of the Downtown section of the mall. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm

Hawaiian cancels Honolulu-New York flights

Hawaiian Airlines canceled Monday’s flights in both directions between Honolulu and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York due to Winter Storm Stella. Read More
COURTESY PHOTO
                                Alaska Airlines will depart San Francisco at 11 a.m. and arrive in Kona at 2:30 p.m.

Alaska Airlines to start S.F.-Kona service

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Alaska Airlines will depart San Francisco at 11 a.m. and arrive in Kona at 2:30 p.m.

Updated on  March 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm
Alaska Airlines said Thursday it will begin daily nonstop service between San Francisco and Kona beginning Dec. 14. Read More
 

RadioShack files for another bankruptcy

RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over two years, putting the future of the nearly 100-year-old electronics retailer in doubt. Read More

Immigrants seen as crucial to workforce

America’s workforce will only grow over the next two decades if new immigrants arrive to replace retiring baby boomers, a report from the Pew Research Center finds. Read More
 

Herve Leger store closing in Waikiki

High-end designer store Herve Leger will close at the International Market Place as part of a restructuring of its bankrupt parent company, BCBG Max Azria Group. Read More

Fewer people fly on Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines’ passenger traffic dipped 1.6 percent in February despite filling up a greater percentage of its seats. Read More
COURTESY KONA BREWING CO.
                                The lawsuit says consumers purchased Kona Brewing beer because they believed it came from Hawaii. The lawsuit says Craft Brew’s advertising and labeling is deceptive.

Kona Brewing sued over misleading drinkers

COURTESY KONA BREWING CO.
                                The lawsuit says consumers purchased Kona Brewing beer because they believed it came from Hawaii. The lawsuit says Craft Brew’s advertising and labeling is deceptive.

Updated on  March 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm
A class-action lawsuit says Kona Brewing Co. leads customers to believe they are buying made-in-Hawaii beer. Read More

Pearlridge Center owner buys full mall

A joint venture has become full owner of Pearlridge Center, purchasing the rest of the property Thursday for $70 million. Read More
Updated on  March 2, 2017 at 9:47 pm

New Outrigger owner to keep renovation plan

Outrigger Enterprises Group, which was recently purchased by Denver-based KSL Resorts, is moving forward on its $100 million plan to transform the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Read More

Affordable-housing public meetings set

The state agency governing development in Kakaako has scheduled two public hearings on proposed revisions to its affordable-housing rules. Read More

Tesla loses $121M in quarter

Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016. Read More
Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 12:23 am
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
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

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
                                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

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