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  • HONOLULU— Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters complained about the impacts that companies like Monsanto have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides.

  • Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city's ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks. Caldwell has been a champion of the city's sit-lie bans, which began in Waikiki after complaints from the tourism industry and local residents and expanded to include Chinatown and other commercial areas.

  • YOUR MONEY-In defense of the courthouse wedding Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 21- When Scott Oeth was thinking about proposing to his girlfriend, Linda Hardin, he knew the stats. That's when the Minneapolis financial planner thought, No way. More newlyweds seem to be thinking like Scott Oeth and Linda Hardin.

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the pact that Equifax, Experian and TransUnion struck with attorneys general in 31 states. "I am pleased that our agreement brings about reforms that will provide for more effective dealings and better communication between consumers and the credit reporting agencies," said Alabama Attorney General Luther...

  • What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery? Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car. And some homeowners, like Mike Thielen— who installed a Tesla battery prototype last year in his Redondo Beach, California, home as part of a state home storage testing program—...

  • PORT AUSTIN, Mich.— The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urge wind energy developers to locate turbines...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. Marine Corps is not halting flights of UH-1 helicopters or V-22 tilt-rotor Ospreys despite recent deadly accidents in Nepal and Hawaii, the general in charge of Marine Corps aviation said on Tuesday. Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc, built the UH-1 Y-model helicopter that crashed in Nepal. The MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor, which takes...

  • HONOLULU— An investigation is underway after a U.S. military Osprey aircraft crashed during a weekend training exercise in Hawaii, killing a Marine and injuring 21 others. Ospreys are used by the Marines and Air Force, and have been deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Air Force Special Operations forces use Ospreys for especially risky missions like...

  • LOS ANGELES— A Hawaii- bound jetliner returned safely to Los Angeles on Monday after a cockpit light suggested a fuel valve was open. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 3 was about half an hour over the Pacific Ocean, on its way from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu, when a warning light on the Airbus A330 illuminated. The flight, with 290 passengers and 10...

  • It was installed a month ago at the 20 FAA air traffic control centers in the continental United States. ERAM can track nearly twice as many high altitude flights as its predecessor and process three times the amount of data, the FAA said. FAA officials provided no data on ERAM's performance so far but said the system has met stringent standards for safety,...

  • Most of the campuses being shut are located in California. Earlier this month, the Department of Education fined Corinthian $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to students in its Heald College system. Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell said in a statement on Sunday that the Department of Education will reach out to Corinthian students...

  • TOKYO, April 23- Honda Motor Co on Thursday flew its HondaJet business aircraft for the first time in Japan, bringing to life a dream cherished by legendary founder Soichiro Honda, but the automaker said sales of the jet in Asia remain years away. Speaking at an event to mark the aircraft's first appearance outside the United States, Michimasa Fujino, Chief...

  • Which state residents pay the most property taxes? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Palmer Square in Princeton, N.J.

    These states have the highest average property taxes.

  • April 8- A Northern California cancer patient whose removal from an Alaska Airlines flight caused outrage online said on Wednesday that the carrier refunded her family's airfare, which will be donated to research. In a video posted on her Facebook page, Elizabeth Sedway said she was asked to leave the flight from Lihue Airport in Kauai, Hawaii, to San Jose on...

  • April 7- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it has filed a complaint in federal court in Alaska seeking an order to remove Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean bound for the Arctic on Monday in a protest against Arctic drilling. "We're here to highlight that in less than 100 days Shell is going to the Arctic to drill for oil," 32- year-old...

  • NEW YORK, April 2- A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns. The group, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Illinois Attorney General Greg Zoeller,...

  • In documents filed with Hawaii's utility regulator, SunPower Corp, SunEdison Inc and a group backed by SolarCity say they are worried the acquisition would be bad for their businesses, many of which have grown dramatically in the Aloha State in just a few years. "A decision on this merger could be a signal of what utility 2.0 looks like," Robert Harris, a Hawaii- based...

  • Canaccord Genuity CEO Paul Reynolds dies Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    April 2- Canadian financial services firm Canaccord Genuity Group Inc said Chief Executive Paul Reynolds had died and would be replaced by Chairman David Kassie. Reynolds, 52, died in Kona, Hawaii following complications related to a health incident while competing in a triathlon, the company said on Thursday. Canaccord has said on March 30 that Reynolds had...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Simon Property Group Inc's failed bid to buy U.S. upscale shopping center operator Macerich Co is unlikely to crush either company's stock price for a simple reason: No one is building any more "Class A" malls. Macerich late on Tuesday rejected Simon's sweetened cash-and-stock offer, which was valued at $95.50 a share, or $23.2 billion including...

  • March 26- A former LPL Financial LLC broker who borrowed nearly $2.3 million from clients to build a vacation rental property in Hawaii has been permanently barred from the securities industry in a settlement reached with Wall Street's watchdog. Raymond Daniel Schmidt, who was affiliated with the unit of LPL Financial Holdings Inc in Oceanside, California,...