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Kahului Airport ranks last in satisfaction study

Kahului Airport ranks last out of 21 in the medium airport category of the J.D. Power 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study released Wednesday. Read More

UNIQLO to open new Hawaii store next week

Japan-based apparel retailer UNIQLO plans to hold an unusual “soft opening” for its first full-size store in Hawaii next week. Read More

Hale Kipa holds blessing for new base

Hale Kipa, a Hawaii nonprofit organization that specializes in working with at-risk youth and their families, held a blessing Monday for its planned West Oahu campus. Read More

Matson to start serving Christmas Island

Honolulu-based ocean cargo transportation firm Matson Inc. plans to start serving one of the most remote islands in the Pacific next week. Read More

Tesla woes mount as CEO smokes pot

Another executive departure, another controversy over the CEO’s behavior, another stock drop. Another typical day at Tesla. Read More

Hawaii Pacific Health to open clinic at Kakaako tower

Hawaii Pacific Health is opening a 4,800-square-foot medical clinic next summer in the Aeo residential tower anchored by Whole Foods in Kakaako. Read More

Servco is Australia’s largest Toyota group

Servco Australia, a subsidiary of Hawaii-based Servco Pacific Inc., said Tuesday it has completed a deal to purchase the Cannon Toyota dealership in Melbourne, Australia, from Brent Cannon and Robert Little. Read More

Hawaii State FCU doubles education grant

The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union said Friday it is doubling funding to $40,000 for its annual Investing in Education grant program for Hawaii public school teachers. Read More

Central Pacific Bank offers natural disaster loan program

Central Pacific Bank is offering a Natural Disaster Loan Program to assist Hawaii residents affected by Hurricane Lane. Read More

Bank of Hawaii offers aid for those affected by Lane

Bank of Hawaii has initiated several financial assistance programs to help those affected by Hurricane Lane. Read More

Tesla to remain public company, Musk says

Elon Musk scrapped his plan for taking Tesla Inc. private, more than two weeks after blindsiding employees and investors with the idea via a bombshell tweet. Read More

Maui Divers to group brands at Ala Moana

Hawaii’s largest jewelry manufacturer and retailer, Maui Divers, is about to try something new. Read More

Jury awards more than $242M for Lexus seat defects

A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan. Read More

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approves first Maui Electric Co. rate hike in 6 years

The state Public Utilities Commission issued an interim decision Wednesday approving a 3.8 percent base-rate hike by Maui Electric Co. that will mark the utility’s first increase in more than six years. Read More

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

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