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  • July 26- WestJet Airlines Ltd's quarterly profit slumped 40.5 percent and the carrier said Tuesday that costs would rise this year due to the timing of maintenance expenses on its widebody aircraft and extra charges incurred on a new London route. Macquarie Capital Markets analyst Konark Gupta said the cost increase was not "overly concerning" as it related to "...

  • July 26- First Hawaiian Inc, a unit of BNP Paribas SA, said its initial public offering could raise as much as $485 million, giving the Honolulu- based bank a market valuation of about $3.21 billion. First Hawaiian Bank, with more than $16 billion of assets, has 62 branches throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. The bank's net income inched up to $54.9 million in the quarter...

  • Asia doing well: Hawaiian Airlines CEO

    Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley discusses fears of travel, the success of his airline company in the Asia market, and travel to Hawaii.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Four U.S. carriers have won tentative approval to launch daytime U.S. flights to Tokyo's Haneda airport as early as this fall, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Wednesday. Approvals were given to Delta for flights from Los Angeles and Minneapolis, Hawaiian from Honolulu, American from Los Angeles, and United from San Francisco.

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Wednesday he is tentatively approving daytime flights to Japan's Haneda Airport from the United States for American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines Inc, and United Airlines Inc.. The proposed U.S. cities are Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Minneapolis and are scheduled to start as...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced on Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiner Tesoro Corp said on Monday it has reached a $10.4 million settlement with the United States for air quality violations at refineries in six Western states. Under the settlement, Tesoro will also invest $400 million in technology to better control air emissions at operations in Alaska, Northern California, North Dakota, Utah,...

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  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 254,000 for the week ended July 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing last week's claims data. However, claims for Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Virginia and Wyoming were estimated...

  • June 28- A Haitian woman in Florida has delivered the first baby in the state born with the birth defect microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, Florida's health department said on Tuesday. If confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the child will be the fifth in the United States to be born with a birth defect linked with travel to a country...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- Seven Democratic senators urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to block two mergers of major health insurance companies, saying that the proposed deals would mean higher premiums and lower-quality healthcare for consumers. "We urge the DOJ to challenge these mergers from proceeding and to prevent the damage they would cause to...

  • June 2- U.S. vehicle owners will find some answers to their questions about the ongoing- and still growing- recalls of millions of cars with defective Takata air bag inflators:. Q: If the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that the air bags in my vehicle are at risk of rupturing, why hasn't my vehicle been recalled?

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 for the week ended May 28, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing last week's claims data. However, claims for Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico and Hawaii were estimated because of the...

  • Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Authorities open extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

  • May 26- The U.S. Virgin Islands sued Takata Corp and Honda Motor Co late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The Virgin Islands suit, seeking civil and other penalties, claims the companies committed fraud, used unfair trade practices and were negligent in allowing the use of the unsafe airbags.