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Gentry Homes CEO retires after 18 years

Gentry Homes has tapped one veteran to replace another at the helm of one of Hawaii’s biggest homebuilders. Read More
Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 9:33 pm

Cardax’s revenue triples with new product

Cardax Inc.’s revenue nearly tripled in the first quarter as its new anti-inflammatory product continued to gain widespread acceptance. Read More
Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 9:36 pm

Hawaiian Telcom boosts fiber, posts loss ahead of sale

Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Hawaiian Telcom continued to invest in its fiber infrastructure in the first quarter but posted another loss while gearing up for the completion of its sale to Cincinnati Bell. Read More

Walmart makes $16B bet on India’s economy

Walmart will soon reach shoppers in India’s massive consumer market directly, as it takes control of the online retailer Flipkart that’s known for its ubiquitous delivery drivers on motorcycles with oversized backpacks. Read More

Mainland property sales boost A&B profit

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. boosted its profit more than sixfold by selling six warehouse, office and retail properties on the mainland in the first quarter. Read More
Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 11:17 pm

BNP Paribas to pare stake in First Hawaiian

Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 11:49 pm
French banking giant BNP Paribas soon will no longer be the majority shareholder of First Hawaiian Bank. Read More

April saw gains in neighbor islands’ housing markets

Neighbor island housing markets were mainly positive last month with mostly higher sale volume and prices on Hawaii island, Maui County and Kauai, according to data from local real estate agent trade associations. Read More
Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 10:34 pm

Hawaiian Airlines tops $100M in baggage and change fees

Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 2:23 pm
Hawaiian Airlines has given no indication of changing its baggage and change-fee policies even with Southwest Airlines lurking in the distance. Read More

Vacation rental proposal draws mixed reviews

Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 1:00 am
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s vacation rental proposal to allow for more legal bed-and- breakfast establishments and transient vacation units across Oahu — under stricter guidelines — got a warmer reception from Hono­lulu City Council members last week than when it was announced last month. Read More

Hawaii real estate sales

Derived from Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances Tax Data. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read More
Updated on  May 5, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Visitor industry saddened by tourism pioneer’s death

Updated on  May 5, 2018 at 10:50 pm
Members of Hawaii’s tourism industry are remembering entrepreneur Rick Wall as an innovator and good friend. Read More

Most of the Big Island is open for business, officials say

Updated on  May 6, 2018 at 1:32 am
The steady stream of tourists to Pahoa had turned into barely a trickle Friday amid news the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii island was erupting and causing major earthquakes. Read More

Recent floods serve as a wake-up call to evaluate your coverage

Updated on  May 5, 2018 at 12:45 am
The flooding on Oahu and Kauai can serve as a wake-up call to evaluate homeowners and flood insurance policies to determine whether you are covered for the next time something like this happens. Read More

How Holiday Mart was named

Updated on  May 4, 2018 at 5:34 pm
A few weeks ago I wrote about Holiday City, a subdivision in Pearl City, and the Holiday Mart stores in town, Kailua and Pearl City. I wondered where the “Holiday” name came from. Read More

Hawaiian Telcom boosting upload speeds

One of Hawaii’s major internet service providers, Hawaiian Telcom, plans to offer higher upload speeds starting Monday. Read More

UH economists forecast wage gains for Hawaii workers

It may be hard to recognize at the supermarket checkout or looking at bank statements, but personal income for Hawaii residents should be making a bigger gain this year after two years of lackluster growth. Read More

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