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                                Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings report released Wednesday provided the latest glimpse at the DVD service’s descent into oblivion as the streaming service hogs the spotlight.

Netflix’s shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

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                                Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings report released Wednesday provided the latest glimpse at the DVD service’s descent into oblivion as the streaming service hogs the spotlight.
Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix’s original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service. Read More
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                                U.S. stock indexes were mixed in a listless morning of trading Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, while bond yields and the dollar resumed their climbs.

U.S. stock indexes stay stuck; bond yields and dollar rise

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                                U.S. stock indexes were mixed in a listless morning of trading Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, while bond yields and the dollar resumed their climbs.
The stock market hasn’t been this boring in years. The Standard & Poor’s 500 remained at a near standstill Wednesday, the ninth day in a row that it has moved by less than 0.4 percent, up or down. Read More
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                                The Facebook logo was displayed on an iPad, in May 2012, in Philadelphia. Facebook was the top non-television source for election news cited by supporters of both candidates, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.

Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source

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                                The Facebook logo was displayed on an iPad, in May 2012, in Philadelphia. Facebook was the top non-television source for election news cited by supporters of both candidates, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other’s. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / JAN. 2015
                                The 7-Eleven on Nimitz Hwy. in Kalihi, as seen in Jan. 2015. 7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza.

7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza

STAR-ADVERTISER / JAN. 2015
                                The 7-Eleven on Nimitz Hwy. in Kalihi, as seen in Jan. 2015. 7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza.

Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 10:13 am
7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza. Read More

Island Air punctual on 85.9 percent of flights in December

Island Air said today that 85.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in December and that it completed 99.6 percent of its 1,054 flights during the month. There were four cancellations. Read More
Updated on  January 18, 2017 at 9:29 am
COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
                                Lance Mizumoto rejoined First Hawaiian Bank as executive vice president.

Former CPB exec Mizumoto rejoins First Hawaiian Bank

COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
                                Lance Mizumoto rejoined First Hawaiian Bank as executive vice president.

Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm
Lance Mizumoto, a one-time candidate to become CEO of Central Pacific Bank, has rejoined First Hawaiian Bank as executive vice president and commercial real estate division manager. Read More
 

Hawaiian Airlines tops U.S. carriers again for punctuality

Hawaiian Airlines remained the top-ranked carrier for on-time performance after 91.5 percent of its flights arrived on time during November, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Read More
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                                A worker pushed shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. in May 2013. Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs as well.

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

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                                A worker pushed shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. in May 2013. Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs as well.

Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 11:22 am
Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said today that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs. Read More
 
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                                The sign for the online review site Yelp.com. Nine Hawaii businesses are included in the fourth annual list of Top 100 Places to Eat.

Yelp Top 100 includes Hawaii restaurants

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                                The sign for the online review site Yelp.com. Nine Hawaii businesses are included in the fourth annual list of Top 100 Places to Eat.

Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 9:48 am
Nine Hawaii businesses are included in the fourth annual list of Top 100 Places to Eat, compiled by online review site Yelp.com. Read More
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                                General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra spoke about the financial outlook of the automaker in Detroit on Jan. 10. GM today confirmed the company will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs.

GM to add or keep 7,000 jobs, make $1B factory investment

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                                General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra spoke about the financial outlook of the automaker in Detroit on Jan. 10. GM today confirmed the company will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs.

Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 12:05 pm
General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. Read More
STAR- ADVERTISER / 2015
                                A cup of Lemon Meringue Pie flavor ice cream made using liquid nitrogen from Nitrogenie. The ice cream shop closed its doors after just over a year in business.

Nitrogenie ice cream shop at Ala Moana Center closes

STAR- ADVERTISER / 2015
                                A cup of Lemon Meringue Pie flavor ice cream made using liquid nitrogen from Nitrogenie. The ice cream shop closed its doors after just over a year in business.

Updated on  January 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm
Nitrogenie, the ice cream shop that created ice cream-to-order using liquid nitrogen, closed its Ala Moana Center store Sunday, after just over a year in business. Read More
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                                Bill Gates arrived at Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 13. The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Gates co-founded Microsoft in the mid-70s, growing it into the world’s biggest software company and helping to make computers a household item.

World’s 8 richest people: All men, mostly Americans

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                                Bill Gates arrived at Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 13. The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Gates co-founded Microsoft in the mid-70s, growing it into the world’s biggest software company and helping to make computers a household item.
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity. Read More
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                                Walmart workers began stocking the shelves at its new downtown store, in Jue 2014, where Macy’s used to be. One of the first tests of Trump’s pledge to help workers will come in how his administration handles the complicated rules that govern who has the right to time-and-a-half overtime pay.

Overtime pay expansion faces uncertain future

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                                Walmart workers began stocking the shelves at its new downtown store, in Jue 2014, where Macy’s used to be. One of the first tests of Trump’s pledge to help workers will come in how his administration handles the complicated rules that govern who has the right to time-and-a-half overtime pay.

Updated on  January 16, 2017 at 11:58 am
Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. Read More
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                                A model put the controller on to the Nintendo Switch during a presentation event of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo on Friday. Nintendo Co. said Friday that its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3.

Nintendo debuts hotly anticipated Switch console

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                                A model put the controller on to the Nintendo Switch during a presentation event of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo on Friday. Nintendo Co. said Friday that its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3.

Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 10:49 am
The Japanese video-game company revealed details Friday about its hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch, a video game console that also serves as a hand-held gaming device, during a global rollout on Friday. Read More
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                                Miracle Stewart, right, an employee of Amazon PrimeNow, prepared bags to fill with orders from customers making purchases, at a distribution hub in New York. Amazon said today, that it plans to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. over the next 18 months.

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 over the next 18 months

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                                Miracle Stewart, right, an employee of Amazon PrimeNow, prepared bags to fill with orders from customers making purchases, at a distribution hub in New York. Amazon said today, that it plans to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. over the next 18 months.

Updated on  January 12, 2017 at 11:26 am
Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full-time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans — and the sharp contrast the e-commerce powerhouse strikes against traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, many of which are cutting jobs and closing stores. Read More
HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                Tickets for the new Lihue-Kona route are now available for as low as $89 one way.

Hawaiian Airlines to offer Lihue-Kona nonstop flight

HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                Tickets for the new Lihue-Kona route are now available for as low as $89 one way.

Updated on  January 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm
Hawaiian Airlines will begin once-daily nonstop service between Lihue and Kona beginning on March 12 to mark the first time in the company’s history that it will connect the two islands with a direct flight. Read More

Yellow Cab Pizza Co. to debut in Iwilei

After many months of displaying a “coming soon” banner, Yellow Cab Pizza Co. will stage its grand opening a week from today, after an 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read More

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