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Panda Express looks to fill 85 Hawaii positions at career event

Panda Express is hiring through a week-long Panda Career Event, starting Wednesday, at 400 locations nationwide, including Hawaii. Read More

Twitter suspended 58M accounts in 4th quarter of 2017

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017. The figure highlights the company’s newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accountsin the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Read More

Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets popular

Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better. Read More

Stepping down was a ‘mistake,’ Papa John’s founder now says

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn’t know how to handle a “crisis based on misinformation” and that he made a “mistake” in agreeing to step down as chairman. Read More

Amazon’s Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

Amazon’s website ran into some snags quickly today on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Read More

Jai Cunningham leaving KHON to join HART

Jai Cunningham is leaving KHON after nearly 26 years with the television station to join the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. Read More

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

It’s been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country’s one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills. The turnaround since then has been remarkable. Read More

U.S. trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. Read More

Jared Kushner tenants say they were pushed out for luxury buyers

More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told the Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.’ relentless construction, along with rent hikes of $500 a month or more, was part of a campaign to push tenants out of rent-stabilized apartments and bring high-paying condo buyers in. Read More

Fed Chair says U.S. economy in ‘good place’ at moment

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the economy is in a “good place” at the moment with low unemployment and inflation rising toward the Fed’s optimal range. But he says rising trade tensions and higher tariffs could end up being a drag on growth. Read More

$550M awarded in lawsuit linking cancer and baby powder

Nearly two dozen women who claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer were awarded $550 million in damages by a St. Louis jury in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. Read More

Fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines is hiring on Maui, Kauai and Big Island

The company is holding several on-site open house sessions on consecutive three Saturdays to provide more information about the career opportunities and assist with applications. Read More

Solar panel installer is fastest-growing occupation in Hawaii, report says

Hawaii is one of eight states where the occupation of solar panel installer is growing the fastest, according to an interactive map of the fastest-growing occupations in every U.S. state released by Time Inc.’s MONEY last week. Read More

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