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Electrical bills on Oahu increasing slightly

Oahu residents will see their electrical bills rise slightly this month while customers on Maui will see continued volatility. Read More

Island Air files bankruptcy amid aircraft lease dispute

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Island Air, which brought in a new fleet of larger aircraft this year amid its aggressive expansion strategy, filed Monday for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy. Read More

Pasha to take shipment of water to Puerto Rico

Pasha Hawaii plans to deploy one of its containerships to Puerto Rico to assist in disaster relief and possibly longer service in the region. Read More

Apps and gizmos can enhance disaster survival kit

People here are fond of saying, “Lucky we live Hawaii.” On Oahu, we’ve been exceptionally lucky to have avoided a serious natural catastrophe as witnessed recently in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. Read More

New HMSA rules cut back women’s cancer screenings

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm
Everyone agrees on the benefits of the early detection of cancers, but the medical community and insurers have dialed back their guidelines for tests to detect those cancers. Read More

Business calendar

Today: Netflix Inc. releases quarterly financial results. Read More
Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Grassley threatens Trump EPA nominees over biofuels mandate

A Republican senator said he may seek to block President Donald Trump’s nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel. Read More

Trump’s wealth, ranking fall in latest Forbes 400 list

President Donald Trump’s ranking in the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans has dropped, as the magazine said the value of some of his Manhattan real estate holdings has declined recently. Read More

Autonomous cars head for New York City

Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the hills of Pittsburgh and cruising the avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of downtown Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact. Read More

Amazon can fuel a boom beyond the West Coast

As Amazon established its dominance in online retail, logistics and cloud computing, the company’s headquarters in Seattle grew appropriately massive. Read More

Hawaiian Air to pay first dividend ever

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm
Hawaiian Airlines, which has survived two bankruptcies during its 88 years of operation, caught the investment public by surprise Friday when it announced plans to offer its first-ever dividend. Read More

Waikiki eatery Herringbone is cleared to reopen

At least 45 people became ill after dining at a popular Waikiki restaurant at the International Market Place, state Department of Health officials said Friday. Some of the cases have been confirmed as the norovirus. Read More

Hawaii Pacific Health donates record $1.1 million

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm
Hawaii Pacific Health employees raised nearly $1.1 million to help patients and their families during the company’s 16th employee-giving campaign. Read More

Honolulu climate agency seeks input from the public

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm
Josh Stanbro, who became the City and County of Honolulu’s first chief resilience officer on May 1, is tasked with building out a strategy to strengthen Oahu’s and its individual residents’ capacities to deal with shocks and stresses in this ever-changing world. Read More

California extends ban against Wells Fargo due to scandals

Wells Fargo & Co. was barred by California’s treasurer from being hired for another year because of the bank’s fraudulent account scandal, leaving the company largely cut off from underwriting work with one of the nation’s biggest municipal-bond issuers. Read More

UK, EU leaders agree on need for speed in Brexit talks

Britain’s prime minister capped a day of Brexit diplomacy with hugs from the chief of the European Union’s executive arm and an agreement that negotiations on the U.K.’s departure from the EU need to be sped up. Read More

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