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Island Air ticket holders urged to seek refunds ASAP

The executive director of the state Office of Consumer Protection urges Hawaii consumers who purchased unused Island Air travel tickets to seeks refunds from their credit or debit card providers. Read More

Justice Department to sue to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm
The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit’s official filing. Read More

U.S. probes effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash. Read More

Dunkerley to retire as Hawaiian Airlines CEO

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm
Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley will retire on March 1, and will be succeeded by Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Read More

Walmart sees strong online sales lift third-quarter results

A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results today ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. Read More

Twitter cracks down on verified accounts with new policy

Twitter Inc. updated its policies for removing the verification of a user’s identity, saying it can pull the blue check mark at any time without notice for behavior including promoting hate or inciting harassment of others. Read More

Target sees highly competitive holiday on the way

A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply. Read More

Family of Samsung worker killed by brain tumor wins case

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm
Overturning an appeal court’s decision, South Korea’s Supreme Court said today the family of a Samsung worker who died of a brain tumor should be eligible for state compensation for an occupational disease. Read More

U.S. regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns. Read More

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s $103 billion offer

Qualcomm rejected an unsolicited, $103 billion offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued and that a tie-up between the massive chipmakers would face substantial regulatory resistance. Read More

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