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BETHESDA, Md.-- RLJ Lodging Trust said Tuesday that it has purchased the long-term leasehold interest in a Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach for $75.3 million, adding a property in a popular tourist destination. Including the Marriott hotel, RLJ owns 149 properties.
HONOLULU-- Hawaii fishermen on Monday asked policymakers to address how runoff caused by land development harms reefs, fisheries and oceans when they consider how to cope with the effects of climate change.
HONOLULU-- Tesoro Corp. said Monday it has agreed to sell its refining operations in Hawaii to Par Petroleum Corp. for $75 million plus the market value of its working capital. The deal expected to close in the third quarter comes after Tesoro told Hawaii state officials in May that it would lay off 165 workers at the Kapolei refinery.
Neil Abercrombie has signed legislation aimed at encouraging and supporting Hawaii beekeepers. A bill signing for the measure was held at the governor's office on Monday. Their labels must also include warnings that the Department of Health hasn't inspected the product and infants under one year shouldn't consume honey.
HONOLULU-- A man extradited to Hawaii from California was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for his role in stealing credit card information at Waikiki gas stations. Kagramany and co-defendant Akop Changryan must also pay $157,654.56 in restitution to six Hawaii financial institutions.
A new set of classified documents disclosed Sunday suggested that Edward Snowden obtained a wider range of materials about government surveillance than had been known, the NYT reports.
HONOLULU-- Hawaii wants to more than double the energy it saves over the next two years by retrofitting government buildings with new lighting, air conditioning and other energy saving equipment.
A new coalition slated to be announced on Thursday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon will analyze patterns behind the thefts and work with Apple Inc and other smartphone makers to create "kill" switches that would render devices inoperable if they are stolen.
WASHINGTON, June 12- Life is most expensive for people living in Hawaii, New York and Washington, D.C., and cheapest for those in South Dakota, North Dakota and Mississippi, according to U.S. government data released on Wednesday.
June 11- Dole Food Co Inc, one of the world's largest producers and marketers of fruit and fresh vegetables, received an unsolicited buyout offer from 90- year-old Chief Executive David Murdock, valuing the company at just over $1 billion.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.-- A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart's missing plane in 2010 but sat on the news so it could solicit him to pay for a later search.
June 11- Dole Food Co Inc, one of the world's largest producers and marketers of fruit and fresh vegetables, received an unsolicited buyout offer from Chief Executive David Murdock valuing the company at just over $1 billion.
WASHINGTON-- The employer of a 29- year-old man who says he is behind the leaks of sensitive National Security Agency programs is calling the disclosure "shocking" and is pledging to work with authorities. Consulting giant Booz Allen on Sunday confirmed Edward Snowden is an employee assigned to a team in Hawaii.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Hewlett-Packard and Windows 8 might not take the state's Apple-loving schools by storm, but they're making a strong pitch to educators who must decide this week which laptops or tablets they're going to provide to more than 70,000 middle and high school students this fall.
HONOLULU-- Major Hawaii landowner and real estate investor Alexander& Baldwin Inc. is buying construction company Grace Pacific Corp. for $235 million. A&B will assume about $42 million of Grace Pacific's debt. A&B Chairman Stanley Kuriyama says buying Grace will provide A&B with additional financial capacity to act on new Hawaii real estate opportunities.
*Keith Alexander heads both NSA and Cyber Command. General Keith Alexander is either an Army four-star trying to stave off a cyber Pearl Harbor attack, or he is an overreaching spy chief who wants to eavesdrop on the private emails of every American.
HONOLULU, May 25- The city of Detroit may be facing a deepening financial crisis but that hasn't stopped four trustees of its public pension funds from spending $22,000 of retirement system funds to attend a conference in Hawaii this week.
May 22- Delta Air Lines wants the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop helping state-owned foreign airlines buy wide-body jets from Boeing Co, and would be willing to forgo such support for its own purchases of smaller jets if all such subsidies were eliminated, the chief executive said on Wednesday.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
We score all the states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.