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Hawaiian Air adding 3 routes between neighbor islands and West Coast

Updated on  July 25, 2017 at 7:37 am
Hawaiian Airlines said Monday it will add three new daily routes between the neighbor islands and the U.S. West Coast in early 2018. Read More

Australian consumer watchdog investigates air bag recall

Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Read More

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fall below 4 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after two straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level. Read More

Hawaii jobless rate in June holds at 2.7%

Hawaii employers added 1,200 more jobs in June but the unemployment rate remained stuck at 2.7 percent for the fourth month in a row, according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Read More

Netflix still piling up viewers and big programming bills

Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves. But the online video service has a long-term problem: its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it. Read More

Honda unveils new Accord

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm
The latest version of Honda’s venerable Accord midsize car is lower, wider, lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, and the company says it’s faster and handles better. Read More

Airbnb host who canceled reservation over race fined $5,000

An Airbnb host who canceled a reservation and told the guest, “One word says it all. Asian,” has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college course in Asian-American studies, officials with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said today. Read More

Sleep gadgets adjust if you’re restless — or snoring

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep. Read More

Hawaiian Telcom merging with Cincinnati Bell

Updated on  July 10, 2017 at 5:15 am
Hawaiian Telcom, the state’s largest telecommunications company, and Cincinnati Bell are merging in a cash-and-stock deal worth $650 million. Read More