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  • NEW YORK, July 25- In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO's political committee has recommended the nation's largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. The move highlights the pressures Clinton is facing...

  • Central Pacific Financial posts 2Q profit Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    HONOLULU _ Central Pacific Financial Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $12.3 million. Central Pacific Financial shares have risen almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Central Pacific Financial, Earnings Report.

  • They think of him as Kenyan-American, "said EJ Hogendoorn, deputy program director for Africa at the International Crisis Group. Obama's link to Kenya is a father he barely knew, but whose influence can nonetheless be seen in his son's presidency. A White House initiative to support young men of color who face similar circumstances has become a project dear to...

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Washington lobbying by companies and groups involved in global trade boomed in the past nine months, records show, as Congress debated a landmark trade pact proposed by President Barack Obama, the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership. Lobbying expenditures by members of a pro-TPP coalition increased to $135 million in the second quarter...

  • HONOLULU— A Honolulu woman who became a fugitive for several days while out on bond awaiting trial in a complex real estate scheme pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges. At times sounding like she was crying, McTigue said in U.S. District Court in Honolulu that she takes responsibility for her role in a scheme...

  • Associated Press, Movietone to place archives on YouTube Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    LONDON— The Associated Press and British Movietone are placing their extensive newsreel archives on YouTube. They will place more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage on the video-sharing platform. The archive will include coverage of major historical events like the bombing of Pearl Harbor and footage of celebrities like Elvis Presley,...

  • Gov. Ige opposes NextEra deal to buy Hawaiian Electric Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    The sale was approved by Hawaiian Electric's shareholders in June but still needs approval from the state Public Utilities Commission. "If allowed to support Hawaii's energy goals with the Hawaiian Electric companies, NextEra Energy and its extensive renewable energy expertise and resources will strengthen and accelerate Hawaiian Electric's clean...

  • HONOLULU— A man was arrested in Hawaii for allegedly arranging to buy six pairs of military-grade night-vision goggles from an undercover federal agent and trying to export them to China, court documents show. Kim, 41, tried to send the devices to China, according to the complaint, but it's unclear what he intended to do with them after that. He was born in North...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The main contractor in Maryland's initially flawed health care exchange website has agreed to repay $45 million to avoid legal action over its performance, officials announced Tuesday. Maryland's website crashed right after opening Oct. 1, 2013, as part of President Barack Obama's health care law, and it wasn't the only state to have problems.

  • LONDON, July 21- California motorists are paying $1 per gallon more for gasoline than drivers in the rest of the country as problems at state refineries leave the state fuel market unusually tight. The gap between fuel prices in California and the rest of the country hit a record $1.06, up from just 43 cents at the start of the year. California levies almost 61 cents...

  • *Dollar/yen seen capped under 125 yen for time being. TOKYO, July 21- The dollar hovered near five-week highs versus the yen on Tuesday after a top Federal Reserve official added to expectations that U.S. interest rates could be raised as early as September. Louis Fed President James Bullard told the Fox Business network on Monday that the central bank is likely to...

  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar hovered near five-week highs versus the yen on Tuesday after a top Federal Reserve official added to expectations that U.S. interest rates could be raised as early as September. Louis Fed President James Bullard told the Fox Business network on Monday that the central bank is likely to raise rates in September as inflation is set to...

  • This table contains projected and actual enrollment figures for the newly eligible Medicaid population in the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand the program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Where available, it also provides the estimated and revised cost of paying for the program during the 2017 fiscal year, when states...

  • July 15- A solar-powered plane halfway through an attempt to circle the globe will be grounded in Hawaii for at least nine months because of battery damage sustained during its record 118- hour flight to Oahu from Japan, the project team said on Wednesday. The batteries became overheated during the aircraft's initial climb after takeoff on June 29 from Nagoya,...

  • July 15- A solar-powered plane halfway through an attempt to circle the globe will be grounded in Hawaii for at least nine months because of battery damage sustained during its record 118- hour flight to Oahu from Japan, the project team said on Wednesday. The batteries became overheated during the aircraft's initial climb after takeoff on June 29 from Nagoya,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The United States, frustrated over the lack of progress with Canada over new rules for agriculture trade, is weighing "contingencies" that could include completing a Pacific Rim trade pact that excludes Canada, according to two sources familiar with the issue. One official familiar with the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade...

  • July 8- A Las Vegas executive and two associates from Tokyo were indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for running an alleged $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese victims, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The indictment charged Edwin Fujinaga, 68, who once ran MRI International Inc in Las Vegas, with eight counts of mail fraud,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The United States will host a meeting of trade ministers from a proposed Asia-Pacific trade bloc at the end of July, the office of the U.S. Ministers from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP will meet in Maui, Hawaii, from July 28 to 31, the USTR's office said in a statement. The trade deal extending from Canada to New Zealand would...

  • July 1- Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Credit card data at various Trump properties in the United States, including those in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...

  • July 1- Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Credit card data at various Trump properties in the United States, including those in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...