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  • Solar Impulse plane en route to Hawaii from Japan Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    TOKYO— A solar-powered plane took off from Japan early Monday to attempt a five-day flight over open water to Hawaii, the eighth leg of its bid to fly around the world without fuel. From Hawaii, it is to continue on to Phoenix, then hopscotch across the United States and the Atlantic to Europe, before returning to Abu Dhabi. Borschberg originally left Nanjing, China,...

  • HONOLULU— The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved an emergency ban on the possession of sea cucumbers amid reports that people are harvesting the animals in large quantities for commercial purposes. David Ige is expected to sign the emergency administrative rules, according to the statement. Sea cucumbers are known to remove sediment and...

  • SINGAPORE, June 24- Refiners on the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii have stepped up purchases of Russian crude, taking advantage of a narrow gap between U.S. and global prices to guard against a seasonal shortage of Alaskan supply, trade and industry sources said. Up to four tankers were expected to carry nearly 3 million barrels of Russia's ESPO crude from Kozmino near...

  • America's most expensive states to live in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Hawaii

    The 10 costliest states to live in may surprise you. These places put hefty price tags on real estate, utility bills, gas and food prices.

  • 50. Hawaii Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Top States 2015: Hawaii

    Infrastructure and workforce are poor in the Aloha State, and costs are high. But that does buy the nation’s best quality of life.

  • U.S. West Coast refiners snap up Russian crude cargoes Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:57 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 24- Refiners on the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii have stepped up purchases of Russian crude, taking advantage of a narrow gap between U.S. and global prices as they look to guard against a seasonal shortage of Alaskan supply, trade and industry sources said. Up to four tankers were expected to carry nearly 3 million barrels of Russia's ESPO crude from...

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii's governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.. In Hawaii, 86 percent of adult smokers began smoking before age 21, according to the governor's office. "I think it's going to have a tremendous impact," said Jessica Yamauchi, executive director of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii.

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs. Rates fell in 9 states and Washington, D.C., and were unchanged in 16 states, the Labor Department said Friday. Hiring in Montana was flat.

  • HONOLULU— As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fisherman have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. United Fishing Agency holds the country's largest daily fish auction, selling fresh fish to the highest bidders based on market value and quality. It's the only fish auction between Tokyo and Maine, and, according to the company,...

  • TOKYO— The pilot of a solar-powered plane that made an unplanned stop in Japan says his aircraft is now ready to fly but must wait out unfavorable weather, perhaps for up to two months. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg said Thursday that it could take weeks for a weather front stretching from Alaska to Taiwan to clear enough for him to leave Nagoya in central Japan.

  • Analysis: Obama Asia policy faces toughest test on trade Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Critics have long predicted that President Barack Obama's policy to shift America's focus toward Asia is doomed. Legislation to smooth the way for a free-trade pact with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations hit a wall in Congress last week, but was given new life Thursday as the House took a first step to reverse the setback as soon as the July 4 national...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • West Coast Obamacare may not be as sunny soon Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:58 PM ET
    Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee at a news conference.

    California's Obamacare exchange has lowered enrollment expectations, and Hawaii's exchange could shut down.

  • 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,...

  • Explosion at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Explosion at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

    Lava levels are at their highest since 2008 in a lava lake part of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Watch the explosion after rocks fall into the lava lake at the bottom of the Halema'uma'u crater.

  • 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...

  • When oil goes up, Hawaiian Airlines will benefit: CEO Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    When oil goes up, Hawaiian Airlines will benefit: CEO

    Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, discusses how the oil price and the strong U.S. dollar are affecting his business.

  • 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.