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                                U.S. District Judge Sean Cox stuck to the plea deal during the sentencing hearing, six weeks after Volkswagen pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a bold scheme involving nearly 600,000 diesel cars in the U.S.

Judge orders VW to pay $2.8B in scandal

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                                U.S. District Judge Sean Cox stuck to the plea deal during the sentencing hearing, six weeks after Volkswagen pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a bold scheme involving nearly 600,000 diesel cars in the U.S.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm
A judge Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a “massive fraud” orchestrated by the German automaker. Read More

Mortgage rates dip below 4 percent

The average U.S. mortgage rate fell below a key threshold of 4 percent this week, its lowest level in five months. Read More

Cyanotech and former CEO settle dispute on severance

Hawaii biotechnology company Cyanotech Corp. has settled a dispute with its former CEO after halting severance compensation to the executive last year. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 12:43 am

Kaiser opens ambulatory surgery center

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii held a Hawaiian blessing ceremony Tuesday for a 9,444-square-foot ambulatory surgery center for same-day surgical procedures at Mapunapuna Medical Office. Read More
Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 10:39 pm

Grants offered to groups serving rural areas

Federal grant money is being offered to Hawaii nonprofit organizations, public agencies and federally recognized tribal groups for initiatives that serve rural areas. Read More
Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 4:59 pm
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6 Hawaii tech firms share $800K in grants

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Updated on  April 14, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Six Hawaii technology companies will share almost $800,000 in federal grants distributed through a state agency that helps facilitate tech industry growth locally. Read More

2 hearings added on Kakaako housing rules

The Hawaii Community Development Authority has announced two additional public hearings on proposed changes to the agency’s affordable housing rules in Kakaako. Read More
 

Credit unions raise $536K for new hospital

Hawaii’s credit unions have raised more than a half-million dollars in less than four years to help build the new Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Read More
Updated on  April 12, 2017 at 10:55 pm

Pacific Air Cargo gets bigger freighter

Pacific Air Cargo LLC has taken delivery of a converted Boeing 747-400 freighter that will increase capacity on the route between Los Angeles and Honolulu. Read More
Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2010
                                People who search for a topic in Google’s main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to stories that had been fact-checked.

Google expands fact checking in searches

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2010
                                People who search for a topic in Google’s main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to stories that had been fact-checked.

Updated on  April 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm
Google will expand the use of “fact check” tags in search results — the tech industry’s latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories. Read More

Matson to expand stevedoring next year

A company partly owned by Honolulu-based Matson Inc. that handles shore-side cargo at several mainland ports will add another port to its business next year. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Consumer spending edged up 0.1 percent in February following a similarly sluggish 0.2 percent increase in January, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Consumer spending up 0.1% in February

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Consumer spending edged up 0.1 percent in February following a similarly sluggish 0.2 percent increase in January, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Updated on  March 31, 2017 at 9:10 pm
U.S. consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months, while the 12-month rise in consumer prices was the largest in nearly five years. Read More

State hosts free Financial Literacy Fair

The 11th annual Financial Literacy Fair will be held by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of the Securities Commissioner on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square in Honolulu. Read More

Bankoh breaks ground for Manoa branch

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Tuesday to mark the start of construction for Bank of Hawaii’s new Manoa branch at 2809 E. Manoa Road, former site of the Unocal 76 gas station. Read More

Hilton Garden Inn workers OK pact

Hilton Garden Inn hotel workers ratified their first union contract between management and Unite Here Local 5. Read More
DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                Jobseekers fill out applications at the Hawaii Career Expo 2016. This year, about 150 local employers and employer resource organizations with immediate openings will be participating.

Career fair to offer 150 isle employers

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                Jobseekers fill out applications at the Hawaii Career Expo 2016. This year, about 150 local employers and employer resource organizations with immediate openings will be participating.

Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 11:05 pm
About 150 local employers and employer resource organizations with immediate openings will be at the Hawaii Career Expo on Wednesday to interview or answer questions from prospective job seekers. Read More
COURTESY CHAMPION MALASADAS
                                The owners of Champion Malasadas bakery in Moiliili are nearing retirement, and they are looking for a buyer for their business.

Malasadas bakery owners seeking buyers

COURTESY CHAMPION MALASADAS
                                The owners of Champion Malasadas bakery in Moiliili are nearing retirement, and they are looking for a buyer for their business.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 10:36 pm
The owners of Champion Malasadas bakery in Moiliili are looking for a buyer for their business. Read More
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.

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

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