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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

Auto tariffs will cost U.S. jobs, harm economy, Abe says

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the U.S. that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America’s jobs and economy, but also devastate the global economy. 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

Ford Explorer recall sought due to fumes

A nonprofit auto safety advocacy group is asking Ford to recall 1.35 million Explorer SUVs due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments. Read More

Facebook probe now includes FBI, SEC

A federal probe into Facebook’s sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica now involves the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, the Washington Post reported. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines to offer Sacramento-Maui service

Hawaiian Airlines said Friday it will begin offering daily nonstop flights between Sacramento, Calif., and Maui beginning in April on its new 189-seat Airbus A321neo. Read More

30-year mortgage rates fall to 4.55%

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to lower this week. The benchmark 30-year rate marked its fourth decline in the past five weeks. Read More

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