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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

Territorial Bancorp declares special midyear dividend

Territorial Bancorp Inc. declared Wednesday a special midyear cash dividend of 10 cents a share that will be payable on July 25 to shareholders of record as of July 11. Read More

Westin Hapuna Beach debuts new look

The former Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel at the Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala coast debuted Monday as The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort following a multimillion-dollar renovation. Read More

Diagnostic Laboratory Services names Mark Wasielewski president

Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc. said Monday it has promoted Mark Wasielewski to president as of July 1. Read More
 

Hawaiian to boost Sapporo-Honolulu flights

Hawaiian Airlines will increase its nonstop service between Sapporo and Honolulu to up to five weekly flights Feb. 1-16. The added frequency comes in response to high demand from Hokkaido travelers during the winter holiday. Read More

Hawaii manufacturers tap nearly $1M in state grants

Nearly 30 Hawaii companies will share almost $1 million in federal grant money awarded through a state agency to help manufacturing businesses expand or increase efficiency. Read More

American Savings lends help to Big Island

American Savings Bank has made several community commitments to support relief efforts on Hawaii island. Read More
 

Hawaiian Airlines leads the way for punctuality

Hawaiian Airlines is back on top as the most punctual carrier in the U.S. Read More

PUC seeks plan to address Puna plant closure

The state Public Utilities Commission has met with the Hawaiian Electric Cos. and the nonprofit Hawai‘i Energy to develop a series of rapid-response actions to address the loss of renewable generation from the Puna Geothermal Venture power plant due to the lava flow on Hawaii island. Read More

PUC seeks public comment on EV road map

The Hawaiian Electric Cos. have filed their Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap (“EoT Roadmap”) with the state Public Utilities Commission. Read More

First Hawaiian offers credit card rewards app

First Hawaiian Bank is introducing a MasterCard Pay With Rewards app for its MasterCard cardholders that will make it easier for them to apply their rewards toward any purchases. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines paring Big Island schedule

Hawaiian Airlines is trimming its Big Island schedule for Hilo and Kona by a total of three daily round-trip flights beginning next month. Read More

Territorial to buy back up to $5M in shares

The parent company of Territorial Savings Bank said Friday it has adopted its eighth repurchase program and might buy back up to $5 million of its outstanding shares. Read More

Realty firm Hawaii Life buys Kailua’s Home Shoppe Hawaii

Local real estate brokerage and management firm Hawaii Life has acquired Kailua-based Home Shoppe Hawaii LLC, a boutique brokerage firm owned and operated by Yvonne Ahearn. Read More
 

Hawaii HomeOwnership Center gets $75K grant

The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center has received a $75,000 grant to be disbursed over a three-year period from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation. Read More

Lime to raise about $250M in funding

Lime, the bike and scooter sharing company that created a stir in Honolulu before pulling out of the market, is raising about $250 million in a funding round led by Google Ventures, according to a person familiar with the deal, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Read More

Report ranks isle economy among worst

Hawaii has the ninth-worst state economy in the nation, according to a WalletHub report, “2018’s Best & Worst State Economies,” released Monday. Read More

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