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Bank of Hawaii posts record earnings and raises dividend

Bank of Hawaii Corp. achieved records for net income, earnings per share and deposits in a robust first quarter and said Monday it was raising its dividend for the third time in 12 months. Read More

Bank of Hawaii posts record earnings, raises dividend

Bank of Hawaii Corp. achieved records for net income and earnings per share in a robust first quarter and said today it was raising its dividend for the third time in the last 12 months. Read More

Hawaii jobless rate climbs to 2.8%

Hawaii’s unemployment rate, reflecting slowing growth in the state economy, resumed its upward trend in March and climbed to a 28-month high of 2.8%. Read More

Hawaii unemployment rate hits 28-month high of 2.8%

Hawaii’s unemployment rate, reflecting slowing growth in the state economy, resumed its upward trend in March and climbed to a 28-month high of 2.8%. Read More

Consumer prices saw slight rise in March

Honolulu consumer prices rose 0.5% during February and March as the cost for shelter, gasoline and apparel increased, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. Read More

Hawaii bankruptcies keep on climbing

Hawaii bankruptcies spiked 16.7% in March to the highest level for that month in four years amid continued signs of a weakening economy. Read More
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American Savings Bank unveils $100M headquarters in Chinatown

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American Savings Bank’s new $100 million, 11-story headquarters in Chinatown stands in stark contrast to the collection of homeless people whose tents are pitched on a sidewalk a block away. Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines begins service to Boston

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Hawaiian Airlines on Thursday celebrated a milestone in its 90-year history by becoming the only carrier to offer nonstop flights between Honolulu and Boston. Read More

Jeep Gladiator featured at First Hawaiian auto show

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator, touted by manufacturer Fiat Chrysler as the only open-air pickup truck in the industry, is expected to attract a big crowd when it rolls into the First Hawaiian International Auto Show later this week. Read More

State jobless rate remains at 2.7%

Hawaii’s gradually rising unemployment rate paused in February amid a slowing growth trend that local economists have been forecasting for the state. Read More

Forbes names Bankoh among world’s best banks

Bank of Hawaii was named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks.” Read More

First Hawaiian to buy back up to $100M shares of its stock

First Hawaiian Inc.’s board has approved a stock repurchase program of up to $100 million for this year. Read More

University of Hawaii economists sour on state’s growth

University of Hawaii economists have become pessimistic about the state’s slowing growth and are lowering their expectations amid increased risks in the U.S. and abroad. Read More

Hawaiian Electric Cos. nearing 30% renewable energy

Hawaiian Electric Cos. said it is on track to achieving its next renewable- energy milestone despite the loss of Hawaii island’s geothermal resource for most of 2018 following the Kilauea volcanic eruption. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines seeking to more than double Haneda-Hawaii service

Hawaiian Airlines is seeking to more than double its daily service between Haneda International Airport in Tokyo and Hawaii. Read More

Hawaii automobile sales running out of gas

Hawaii consumers are putting the brakes on buying new automobiles. Read More

State pension fund assets drop $1B in quarter

Hawaii’s largest public pension fund is facing an uphill battle to reach its fiscal-year investment target after its assets declined more than $1 billion during the October to December quarter amid a market collapse. Read More

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. increases dividend as net income soars

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., citing a “solid foundation for future growth at both our bank and utility subsidiaries,” announced Friday its first dividend increase in 21 years as it reported a 53.1 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings. Read More

Cincinnati Bell loses $30M despite Hawaii revenue

Hawaiian Telcom provided a big boost to parent Cincinnati Bell’s revenue, but the Ohio company reported Thursday it lost $30 million in the fourth quarter and $69.8 million for the year as the result of transaction and integration costs and interest expenses incurred in financing the acquisitions of Hawaiian Telcom and data storage and cloud services provider Onx Enterprise Solutions. Read More

Hawaii bankruptcy filings soared 43% in January

Hawaii’s surge in bankruptcy filings is picking up this year where it left off in 2018. Read More

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