Top News & Analysis Hawaii

  • CHICAGO/ TAMPA, Fla., Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its decision to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about more cases...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its move to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about increasing cases of local...

  • The actions, brought under an SEC initiative that encouraged municipal bond issuers to self-report certain violations, involved conduct that occurred between 2011 and 2014, the SEC said. All of the entities involved settled with the SEC without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, the agency said. The action covers a wide range of other issuers and...

  • WASHINGTON— The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Previously, blood testing was mostly limited to parts of Florida and Puerto Rico, where Zika is spreading. Peter Marks said in a Food and Drug Administration release.

  • The actions, brought under an SEC initiative that encouraged municipal bond issuers to self-report certain violations, involved conduct that occurred between 2011 and 2014, the SEC said. All of the entities involved settled with the SEC without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, the agency said. The action covers a wide range of other issuers and...

  • Regulators propose ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

    Scientists are worried human interaction may be depriving the nocturnal creatures of needed rest.

  • Swimming With Dolphins

    Federal regulators are proposing a widespread ban on swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins.

  • NEW YORK— With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and Southern California to get some sun, along with cooler weather locales such as New England and Canada.

  • Don't pet the lava!

    Thousands of people are flocking to see lava from the Kilauea Volcano flow into the ocean, but park officials are warning tourists to take precautions.

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii authorities are urging diners to be aware of the risks of eating raw and undercooked food after they traced a hepatitis A outbreak to frozen scallops served raw at a sushi restaurant chain. State Department of Health Sanitation Branch Chief Peter Oshiro said Tuesday he and others in Hawaii like to eat food raw. The department on Monday ordered...

  • The department has traced the outbreak to imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi on Oahu and Kauai. It has ordered 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai to close. Hawaii State Department of Health Sanitation Branch Chief Peter Oshiro said Tuesday that Genki Sushi is being ordered to close its 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai.

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii authorities are urging diners to be aware of the risks of eating raw and undercooked food after they traced a hepatitis A outbreak to frozen scallops served raw at a sushi restaurant chain. State Department of Health Sanitation Branch Chief Peter Oshiro said Tuesday he and others in Hawaii like to eat food raw. The department on Monday ordered...

  • HONOLULU— As a Native Hawaiian living in modern Hawaii, one of the times Shad Kane truly felt connected to his ancestors was when he traveled to a remote, 140,000- square-mile area of the Pacific where islands, atolls, islets and coral reefs make up a federally protected marine monument. "Going to Midway and being a part of gathering traditional birds in the manner...

  • NEW YORK— The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that's now changed. Even if Clinton wins, Democrats...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 12- Best known for diving, lagoons and the island that gave the world the name for the bikini swimsuit, the Marshall Islands is now gaining attention as a top-five destination for U.S. crude exports despite the lack of a refinery to process the oil. The shipments to the Marshall Islands, a tiny atoll nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, are a quirk of...

  • Aug 4- First Hawaiian Inc's shares rose as much as 6.5 percent in their debut on Thursday, valuing the lender at $3.41 billion in the biggest initial public offering by a U.S. bank in nearly two years. The offering by the U.S. unit of BNP Paribas, France's biggest bank, was priced at $23 per share- the top end of its expected range of $21- $23. The Honolulu- based bank's shares...

  • Awaiting First Hawaiian Bank IPO

    Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank CEO, discusses the bank's upcoming IPO today and the state of business in Hawaii.

  • Nasdaq erases weekly loss

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead at what's moving in early morning trading including the first bank to go public in Hawaii.

  • NEW YORK/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 2- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday put a class action case against Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on hold pending the resolution of an appeal filed by the company, potentially stalling a much anticipated U.S. trial. The order granted a bid by Petrobras, as the company is commonly known, to postpone a case...

  • *Weekly jobless claims increase 14,000. WASHINGTON, July 28- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labor market strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000 for the week ended July 23,...