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  • 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...

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii lawmakers want the state to build more than 22,000 housing units in the next decade to help deal with an affordable housing shortage. Nearly all the state senators and several other lawmakers co-introduced bills to issue $2 billion in state-backed bonds to develop affordable housing, about 14 times the amount Gov. "We have been making progress,...

  • Hawaii authorities may have been violating their own state law for years by issuing commercial fishing licenses to thousands of foreign workers who were refused entry into the country, The Associated Press has found. The men aren't allowed to arrive at Honolulu's airport because they lack visas, so they are instead flown to other countries and put on...

  • TOKYO— Takata Corp., the Japanese manufacturer at the center of massive air bag recalls, reported Friday that fines in the U.S. will push it into the red for the fiscal year through March. Tokyo- based Takata said Friday that instead of posting a 20 billion yen annual profit, as it had earlier projected, it will sink into a 64 billion yen loss. The supplier also faces...

  • 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.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO.

    Zuckerberg's suit would make his $100 million 700-acre beachfront Kauai property even more private.

  • A shooter takes aim with a Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jan. 28, 2013.

    Several attorneys general are urging a federal judge to reject a proposed class action settlement involving allegedly defective Remington rifles.