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JOSHUA RASHAAD MCFADDEN/THE NEW YORK TIMES / JUNE 30 Thomas Falls Jr. holds a protective suit at his cleaning business office in Birmingham, Ala. Falls used the federal loan program to help pay workers at his familyճ commercial cleaning company, Falls Facility Services.
‘Scarring’ of U.S. economy dims the future for hiring

The number of new state unemployment claims dipped last week, but job losses continue to batter the economy as rising coronavirus cases pushed some regions of the country to reverse course and reimpose shutdown orders on businesses. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2019
                                An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system, including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest, has served as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you’re not browsing the social network.
Facebook’s software kit to blame for popular apps crashing

Widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system, including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest, has served as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you’re not browsing the social network. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS / FEB. 25
                                The icon for TikTok in New York. Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees. The notice said employees must delete the app by Friday to keep access to Amazon email. Workers would still be allowed to use TikTok from an Amazon laptop browser.
Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees. Read more

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                                Jay Ana
Young Brothers seeks emergency increase in rates

Young Brothers LLC, which has been seeking a $25 million bailout from the state to avoid insolvency, has ratcheted up its plea for aid by filing a motion with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission for an emergency rate increase that would boost the company’s revenue by about $30 million and keep its interisland cargo transport services afloat. Read more

HONUA OLA BIOENERGY / 2019
                                The Honua Ola Bioenergy plant on Hawaii island would produce 21.5 megawatts of power. The plant formerly burned sugar cane waste material and coal.
Hu Honua bioenergy project fails to get PUC approval

The state Public Utilities Commission has rejected a request from Hawaii Electric Light Co., the Big Island power company, to waive competitive bidding on the long-stalled and nearly completed $350 million Hu Honua Biomass Project. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World.
Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet” sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw too many people together — and both visitors and employees will be getting temperature checks when they enter. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS / FEB. 25 The icon for TikTok taken in New York.
TikTok teens try to trick Trump campaign, again

Thousands of users of the popular video app flocked to the Apple App Store in the last few days to flood U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign app with negative reviews. On Wednesday alone 700 negative reviews were left on the Official Trump 2020 app and 26 positive ones, according to tracking firm Sensor Tower. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                United Airlines.
United Airlines anticipates 386 Hawaii job furloughs

United Airlines expects to furlough 332 employees at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and an additional 54 at Kahului Airport for six months or longer beginning around Oct. 1, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hammer the airline industry and stifle Hawaii’s tourism-based economy. Read more

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