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  • HONOLULU— Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. The boats often have crews of fishermen from Southeast Asia and Pacific Island nations, and the men are restricted...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 244,000 for the week...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii— Maui Land& Pineapple Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $7.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Maui Land& Pineapple shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Maui Land& Pineapple, Earnings Report.

  • "They just feel like the underdogs to me, and I don't like to see people taken advantage of," Hawaii state Sen. A federal legal loophole allows foreign fishermen to fish off the coast of Hawaii, even though they are technically not allowed to enter the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says these men are banned, raising questions about whether the state...

  • HONOLULU _ Matson Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $19.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $492.5 million.

  • Feb 18- An explosion and fire at an oil refinery in Torrance, California, on Saturday forced the partial shutdown of the plant, leading oil traders to expect a spike this week in West Coast gasoline prices. Two years ago, a fire at the same plant led to its closure for several months and a sustained increase in West Coast gasoline prices for more than a year.

  • Delta Air Lines planes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

    Delta said Thursday it will start serving meals to all passengers on 12 long-haul routes over the next several weeks.

  • But free meals in economy have remained scarce except on international flights and ones to Hawaii— American gives passengers a sandwich box on some flights to the islands, and Delta began offering free meals on Honolulu flights last August. Delta tested free meals on routes between New York and California last year. Lisa Bauer, the airline's vice president of...

  • HONOLULU _ Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $45.1 million. The Honolulu- based company said it had profit of 41 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $250.1 million, or $2.29 per share.

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday calling for more oversight of the commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found hundreds of foreign fishermen confined to boats and some living in subpar conditions. The bill would require fishing boat owners who want a commercial license in Hawaii to provide state officials...

  • People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help "underspenders" can guide the rest of us about when it's OK to splurge and when we should resist. Chronic underspenders can be so terrified about running out of money that they put off health care, ignore needed home repairs or...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Feb 4- When Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson arrived in Seattle last Saturday after a trip to Florida, public outrage over the immigration order issued the previous day by President Donald Trump was quickly growing. District Judge James Robart put on hold the travel ban for refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Feb 4- When Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson arrived in Seattle last Saturday after a trip to Florida, public outrage over the immigration order issued the previous day by President Donald Trump was quickly growing. District Judge James Robart put on hold the travel ban for refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 3- Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kate Mitchell said her startup companies have a message for their employees who are foreign nationals: Don't travel outside the country right now. President Donald Trump issued an executive order a week ago that put a 120- day halt on the U.S. refugee program, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and...

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg owns 700 acres on the island of Kauai, but amid that property is a dozen small plots owned by hundreds of Hawaiians.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg owns a 700-acre beachfront property on Kauai that is interlaced with small plots owned by Hawaiians.

  • *Says also mulling resumption of its London route. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24- Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd said it had become Asia's first low-cost carrier to receive approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to any destination within the United States. "Our expansion up until now has concentrated on Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, and we are excited about our...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Jan 23- The head of the world's largest maker of turboprop planes, Franco-Italian ATR, raised concerns on Monday that state cash injections Canada's Bombardier has received for its jet production could distort competition in the turboprop market. Scherer's comments come weeks after Brazil, which is home to Bombardier's main rival in the...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Jan 20- Japan Air Commuter took delivery of its first European ATR turboprop airplane on Friday, gambling on attracting foreign tourists to a little-visited archipelago as Japan bids to place Amami and Ryukyu islands on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The first direct sale of ATR turboprops to Japan is seen as a breakthrough for the...

  • Zuckerberg sues Hawaiians to push property sale

    Mark Zuckerbeg's controlled companies filed 'quiet' title lawsuits, requesting forced sales.