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Foreclosure suits keep declining

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 11:24 pm
Hawaii continued to see drops near or above 20 percent in new foreclosure lawsuit filings during March and April, according to the latest data from the state Judiciary. Read More

Cyanotech winnows its quarterly loss

Cyanotech Corp., which produces and sells health products from microalgae, posted a narrower loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after product sales on Amazon increased fourfold from the previous three months. Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm

A&B land booked for biofuel

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm
A renewable energy startup company will break ground on old sugar land this summer. Read More

Baggage-fee revenue drops for Hawaiian

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 12:46 am
Hawaiian Airlines’ baggage fee revenue declined in the first quarter even though the state’s largest carrier transported more passengers than in the year-earlier period. Read More

Maui hospital employees lawsuit dismissed

The state Employees’ Retirement System and the Hawaii Health Systems Corp., which operates the state’s public hospitals, formally agreed to drop a lawsuit this week over benefits for about 1,500 employees at three Maui County hospitals. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm

State OKs 2 more pot-growing facilities

The state Department of Health gave the green light Wednesday for two more production facilities to begin growing medical marijuana, despite not being able to sell the drug to consumers yet. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Longs/CVS Health promotes Demattia

Tanya Demattia has been promoted to regional manager at Longs Drugs/CVS Health. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Ohana homebuilding project breaks ground in Waianae

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm
Developing a new $450,000 ocean-view home on Oahu is not an easy feat. Doing it at a cost of $295,000 is even more unfathomable. Read More

Tenants cash in on vacation rentals despite risks

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm
Renters are the newest group trying to cash in on the profitability of Oahu’s vacation rental market by subleasing all or part of their units to visitors. Read More

DOE due big loan to cut schools’ energy use

Gov. David Ige will sign a bill Thursday that pulls one-third of the money from the state’s dormant $150 million green energy loan program to help lower electric bills at Hawaii’s public schools. Read More

Isles reportedly good for vacations

Honolulu is the third best place to visit in America for its urban areas and beaches, followed by Maui, according to a new report released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Read More

Hawaii firm’s compound chosen for anti-aging tests

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm
A Honolulu-based pharmaceutical company’s synthetic remedy for inflammation has been selected for a national research center’s anti-aging testing program. Read More

Kaneohe cemetery to expand landmark building

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm
The owner of Valley of the Temples Memorial Park will preserve and enlarge its historic main building, which includes Hawaiian heiau references, under a plan to establish mortuary services and a bigger chapel at the Windward Oahu property. Read More

Early registration open for tourism summit

Early registration is now open for the Global Tourism Summit that will be hosted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority from Sept. 19-21. Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Kaiser spending $50M on Maui, Lanai hospitals

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 1:29 am
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii plans to spend more than $50 million on three Maui County hospitals as the biggest privatization effort in state history finally comes to fruition following a one-year delay. Read More

Business calendar

Coming up: Tuesday: Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the first quarter. FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results. Read More
Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 12:35 am

Hawaii jobless rate third lowest in U.S.

Updated on  June 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm
Hawaii’s unemployment rate, which has held steady at 2.7 percent for three straight months, fell slightly among all the states and is now the third lowest in the country. Read More