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HRI scales back Laie proposal


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 10:35 pm
Hawaii Reserves Inc. has scrapped its contentious plan to put up houses in rural Malaekahana and is instead proposing a scaled-down project allowing for 300 additional residential units within the Laie ahupuaa. Read More

T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video. The service will target people who aren’t interested in traditional cable and satellite TV packages. T-Mobile promises to address consumer complaints such as “sky-high bills” and “exploding bundles,” although the company wouldn’t provide details. Read More

Goodyear blows up inflatable hangar as new home for airship

In a matter of hours overnight, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. raised a giant inflatable hangar that will be the permanent home of one of the company’s new airships, which replaced its original blimps. The building standing nine stories and stretching the length of a football field went up along Interstate 405 south of Los Angeles in suburban Carson. Read More
 

Trump said to mull allowing enrichment for Saudi nuke plants

The Trump administration is encouraging Saudi Arabia to consider bids by Westinghouse Electric Co. and other U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country and may allow the enrichment of uranium as part of that deal, according to three people familiar with the plans. Read More

Paris hosts major climate summit — and it’s all about Trump

The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role. Trump became the unwitting villain as world leaders, investors and other Americans assailed him for rejecting the Paris climate accord. Read More
 

Budget deficit totals $138.5B in November

The federal government collected a record amount of tax income for the month of November and also had a record level of spending for the month, producing a budget deficit of $138.5 billion, up slightly from a year ago. Read More

Regulator OKs Cincinnati Bell’s buying of Hawaiian Tel


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 11:05 am
Hawaiian Telcom took a step closer to being acquired by Ohio-based Cincinnati Bell on Friday, receiving one of two necessary Hawaii regulatory approvals. Read More

Ford won’t contribute to MSNBC


Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 11:13 pm
Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will not be a contributor on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved. Read More

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange


Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 9:28 am
The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. Read More

S. Korea imposes new sanctions on N. Korea

South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 8:04 am

Misconduct scandals could affect workplace relationships


Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm
Some women, and men, worry the same climate that’s emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Read More

Rouhani’s new Iran budget focuses on creating jobs

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani submitted a $337 billion draft budget to parliament that earmarks about $100 billion for public service programs that would create jobs, address a banking crisis and introduce a new social security program. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

Danske Bank’s wealth management robot has 11,500 clients

In just over half a year, Danske Bank A/S has attracted 11,500 clients to an investment service provided by a robot. Denmark’s biggest financial firm now hopes the project will help it expand its wealth management operations. Read More
Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Hawaii real estate sales

Derived from the state Bureau of Conveyances tax data. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read More
Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm

Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

Next week, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on gutting Obama-era rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on theinternet. Celebrity complaints and street protests aren’t likely to stop the agency’s vote, but activists hope the growing outcry will push Congress to intervene and will show support for stricter regulation down the road. Read More

Questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill

Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans’ massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress. How to satisfy demands of the rebellious GOP lawmakers from high-tax states who demand concessions over a cherished deduction? And how to pay for those concessions? Read More
Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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