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  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem. There have been recalls in Japan, Europe, China and other areas. A: Chemicals that quickly inflate air bags during a crash are exploding with too much force in Takata air bags made from 2001 to 2011. This blows apart metal...

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The company and federal prosecutors wanted to proceed immediately with sentencing, with both sides agreeing Matson would pay a $400,000 fine and give $600,000 to environmental organizations. Each count carries a maximum fine of $200,000, and Matson has agreed to pay $400,000 for both. Matson said in a statement earlier this week that as part of a plea...

  • Correction: Air Bag Recall-Glance story Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. But Wednesday it added multiple models and removed about 133,000 older General Motors cars that were put on the list by mistake. The agency is urging people in high-humidity areas such as Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    DETROIT— In a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. DETROIT— The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill...

  • Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    HONOLULU— University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. The research vessel Kilo Moana will leave port Wednesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. In 2007, the Army awarded the university $7.5...

  • Hawaiian Holdings beats 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    HONOLULU _ Hawaiian Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $35.6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Hawaiian Holdings shares have risen 56 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Vehicles with air bag problem that should be fixed Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. —Models: 2002 to 2004 Lexus SC, 2003 to 2004 Toyota Corolla and Matrix, 2002 to...

  • US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    Multiple automakers have recalled vehicles in the U.S. over the past two years to repair air bag inflators made by Takata Corp., a Tokyo- based supplier of seat belts, air bags, steering wheels and other auto parts. In a statement Monday, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration warned owners of those cars to act right away. The warning covers cars made...

  • Toyota adds 247K vehicles to air bag recall tally Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. Inflators can rupture in air bags manufactured by parts supplier Takata, causing metal fragments to fly out when bags are inflated in crashes. The recall covers vehicles in South Florida, along the Gulf Coast,...

  • Hawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woes Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:38 AM ET

    HONOLULU— A Pacific tempest packing hurricane force winds brushed Hawaii over the weekend with heavy rain, high surf and strong winds, but the islands rode out the storm with no reports of any serious problems. "The good news is, it looks like we've dodged a bullet," Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. "It was a fortuitous track," said Chris Brenchley, a meteorologist for...

  • Judge: Ex-soldier should pay fees to Burger King Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:31 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference. Burger King had filed a motion asking for sanctions against Clark Bartholomew because he didn't show up at last month's conference in...

  • Deal proposed in 2011 deadly Oahu fireworks blast Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    HONOLULU— A company sued by the families of five workers killed when seized fireworks exploded in an Oahu storage bunker in 2011 has proposed a $1.5 million settlement. Ford Island Ventures is one of eight companies sued for the explosion at a storage facility in Waikele. Ford Island Ventures holds the master lease to the former munitions bunker complex owned...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    1. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift. 2. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor. 5. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande& Nicki Minaj.

  • Travelers can't find out-of-the-way Hawaii airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Mokulele Airlines is the first commercial airline to offer service out of a west Oahu airport that's at a former naval air station. On July 1, the airline began offering three roundtrip flights a day to Kahului, Maui, out of the Kalaeloa Airport. Next week, Mokulele plans to begin three daily round trips between Kalaeloa and Hoolehua, Molokai, and two daily round...

  • US high court: Who best judges fair competition? Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a North Carolina case over whether U.S. states can delegate the regulation of professions such as dentistry, plumbing, cosmetology and more to boards of practitioners drawn from those occupations. The specific case before the court involves a 2007 decision by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners warning...

  • The SEC has been seeking an injunction, civil penalties and disgorgement of misappropriated funds, the ruling said. John Nester, a spokesman for the SEC, said on Tuesday the agency was "pleased with the decision." In its lawsuit, the SEC said Fujinaga and MRI International promised to buy accounts receivable from U.S. medical providers at a discount, try to recover...

  • UPDATE 1-Pimco's outflow headaches only just beginning Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Pimco hasn't said how much money has been withdrawn since fund manager Bill Gross quit on Sept. 26 to join Janus Capital. Outflows "will tend to be elevated over the next few months" said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Americas research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, who said Gross's exit is "the last straw" for some institutional investors. Morgan Stanley said that the...

  • Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. A top health official urged U.S. hospitals to heed lessons from Dallas, where the hospital initially sent the ailing patient home, despite information that he had recently visited West Africa, potentially exposing more...

  • Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. A top health official urged U.S. hospitals to heed lessons from Dallas, where a hospital initially sent the ailing patient home, despite information that he had recently visited West Africa, potentially exposing more people...

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.