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  • A look at the schools Corinthian Colleges is closing Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. Everest— City of Industry, California. Everest— West Los Angeles, California.

  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and...

  • HONOLULU— An apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. Native Hawaiians consider the land on top of Mauna Kea to be sacred and have been opposing the telescope project.

  • 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...

  • Hawaii poised to raise smoking age to 21 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
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    A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

  • Hawaiian Holdings beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    HONOLULU _ Hawaiian Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $25.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Hawaiian Holdings shares have dropped 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Central Pacific Financial posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    HONOLULU _ Central Pacific Financial Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million. Central Pacific Financial shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Central Pacific Financial, Earnings Report.

  • 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...

  • States where health law seems to increase food-stamp use Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Under the law, many states tried to improve Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment systems by making it easier for people to register for food benefits when they sign up for health coverage. Below is a list of the 11 states with recent enrollment increases in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of...

  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities. Separately, the office of the VA inspector...

  • All the whales remain protected under the Marine Mammals Protection Act, and the United States is still an active member of the International Whaling Commission, which banned commercial whaling in 1966, said Angela Somma, chief of NOAA Fisheries endangered species division. Three nations, Japan, Norway and Iceland, still allow the animals to be killed for...

  • Bank of Hawaii beats Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:10 AM ET

    HONOLULU _ Bank of Hawaii Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $42.4 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Bank of Hawaii shares have risen nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress. A Democrat in the White House probably would use the waiver to build bridges to Republican governors and state legislators opposed to the law. But "you would be hard pressed to find a state that doesn't know what...

  • Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer. Flights to Hawaii, Florida and New Orleans are cheaper, but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more. Overall fares are down but it will cost more this summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest,...

  • "We have a lot of elders who are concerned about having enough capacity to bury their families when it's time to go," said Mahealani Cypher, who represents the Koolau Foundation, which is pushing the state to update its burial laws. Several bills in the Legislature seek to change state law to encourage traditional Hawaiian burials. "Across all these practices, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Protests by Japanese-American groups have led an East Coast auction house to cancel a sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II internment camps. "We know what the internment camps were," Rago Arts and Auction Center founding partner David Rago said Thursday. Roughly 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at 10 relocation camps...

  • Nissan expands air bag recall after Louisiana injury Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag. Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger said the cars were added when Nissan found out about Wilson's injury while analyzing field data. In November, Nissan recalled more than 52,000 vehicles to fix potentially faulty...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Protests by Japanese-American groups have led an East Coast auction house to cancel a sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II internment camps. "We know what the internment camps were," Rago Arts and Auction Center founding partner David Rago said Thursday. The New Jersey auction house has declined to identify the owner of the collection,...

  • That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years— but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood companies decide to embrace them. The United States is "trying to play catch-up on organic aquaculture," says Miles McEvoy, who heads up USDA's organic program. The European Union and Canada, along with other countries, have been exporting...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. But first, Phillips must convince skeptical lawmakers from Hawaii to Maine, who are working frantically to keep powdered alcohol off limits. Mick Devin, a Democrat who introduced a bill to ban...