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Cyanotech loses $1.3M amid production woes

Cyanotech Corp., a Hawaii firm making nutritional supplements from microalgae, suffered a $1.3 million loss during the three months ended June 30 amid production problems. Read More

Barnwell narrows third-quarter loss

Barnwell Industries Inc. narrowed its loss in its fiscal third quarter due to an increase in land investment profits from its Hawaii island partnership. Read More

Oahu solar permits issued fall again

Solar permits issued on Oahu fell in July for the second month in a row but are still ahead of the year-earlier period. Read More

Kapono and other artists to promote new album

Hawaii entertainer Henry Kapono and other recording artists from the recently released “The Songs of C&K” album will be on hand from noon to 1 p.m. today to sign autographs in front of First Hawaiian Bank’s main branch in Honolulu on the corner of King and Bishop streets. Read More

Ohana Pacific Bank’s earnings nearly double

Ohana Pacific Bank’s net income nearly doubled in the second quarter as loans, deposits and net interest income all increased by double digits from the year-earlier period. Read More

HCDA again delays decision on Kakaako tower

A state board governing development in Kakaako deliberated in private with a state attorney for 2-1/2 hours Wednesday over whether it should grant a permit for another condominium tower at Ward Village. Read More
 

Career Expo set for Wednesday at Blaisdell

More than 150 local employers and employer resource organizations with immediate openings will be at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Career Expo on Wednesday to interview or answer questions from prospective job seekers. Read More

First Hawaiian Bank owner selling shares

BNP Paribas, the onetime 100 percent owner of First Hawaiian Bank, is selling up to 23 million shares of FHB stock, which will reduce its ownership to as little as 31 percent. Read More

CBS looks into misconduct claims amid report on CEO

The CBS board says it is investigating personal misconduct claims after reports the company’s chief executive, Les Moonves, is the subject of an upcoming New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations. Read More
 

Shidler students in Vietnam graduate

Thirty-two students from University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business Master’s of Business Administration for Executives in Vietnam (VEMBA) received their diplomas at two commencement ceremonies near their respective campuses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Read More

Never heard of third-hand smoke? Researchers show why you should care

Dodging the clouds of toxic cigarette smoke along city streets and at building entrances has become the norm for those wanting to avoid the health risks from breathing in second-hand smoke. Read More

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws

Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Read More

Verizon, HECO team up on smart sensors

Hawaiian Electric Co. and Verizon have joined forces to modernize Hawaii’s power grid with the installation of GridWide, a smart sensor that collects near real-time data and is now up and running. Read More

Hawaiian expands Seoul service for winter

Hawaiian Airlines will expand to daily service on its nonstop Seoul-Honolulu route for the winter season. Read More

Bank profits increase but lending doesn’t keep pace

Tax cuts, deregulation and a buoyant economy were always expected to drive profits higher at most American banks in the latest quarter. Read More

Cities grappling with electric scooters

Overnight in dozens of cities across the U.S., the electric scooters arrive, often without warning to public officials, parked along sidewalks and ready to be taken for a spin with a few taps on a smartphone. Read More

Hakuyosha adds second 24/7 laundry drop-off site

Hakuyosha Clean Living has installed lockers at a second Honolulu location to provide 24/7 laundry and dry cleaning drop-off and delivery. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines sets passenger record

Hawaiian Airlines carried a record 1.05 million passengers in June, a 2.9 percent increase over 1.02 million in the year-earlier period. Read More

Starbucks ditches plastic straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow louder. Read More

Hawaii County solar permits up 6% in June

The number of photovoltaic permits issued in Hawaii County rose 6 percent in June to reach the midyear point significantly ahead of last year’s pace. Read More

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