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  • How to Retire in These Five Expensive Cities Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Eschewing the Sun Belt, retirees are finding ways to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.

  • Larry Ellison's Growing Empire Now Has an Airline Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Less than a year after buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai, Oracle chief Larry Ellison has purchased Island Air, a local airline that factors in his development plans.

  • Property Poses Biggest Risk to Hong Kong Economy Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:32 PM ET

    Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats.

  • This Time Around, Abe May Prove He's Got It Right Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is out to prove that the man who threw in the towel after barely a year in office has what it takes to survive as a long-term leader.

  • The Five Highest Tax States for the Highest Earners Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:13 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struggles to balance his budget despite taxing his wealthiest citizens at one of the highest rates in the nation

    Virtually every state's tax system unfairly takes from those who make the least, says a new report. But which states take the most from their richest residents?

  • BOSTON, Oct 31- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering setting up a ``Cyber Reserve'' of computer security experts who could be called upon in the event of a crippling cyber attack. ``The status quo is not acceptable,'' DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute told Reuters in a recent interview. ``We are not standing around.

  • Networks, AP changing exit poll strategy Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop of a tight presidential race.

  • Trump offers $5 million if Obama releases records Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Donald Trump wants to make a deal with President Barack Obama. If Obama releases his college and passport records by the end of October, the New York real estate mogul and reality show host says he will contribute $5 million to a charity of the president's choice.

  • Hawaiian Airlines 3Q net income jumps 78 percent Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 7:33 PM ET

    HONOLULU-- Hawaiian Airlines on Tuesday said its consolidated adjusted net income jumped 78 percent in the third quarter to $45.5 million as the company continued expanding flights to Asia and the U.S. mainland.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Cybersecurity Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    The risk of a devastating cyberattack on the United States is real. There's no question the country remains vulnerable to an "electronic Pearl Harbor," as debate continues on the role the federal government should play in securing computer networks that control the nation's electrical grid, water supply and other critical sectors.

  • USDA announces Honolulu company beef recall Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    HONOLULU-- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Honolulu company is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed to Oahu restaurants because the products may be contaminated with E. coli.

  • Unemployment rates in US states, at a glance Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
  • 44 TSA workers at Newark face firing or suspension Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 12:07 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.-- The Transportation Security Administration on Friday moved to fire 25 employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and suspend 19 others for what it said was improper screening of checked luggage, the latest in a series of problems at one of the country's busiest airports.

  • Hawaii unemployment rate at nearly 4-year-low Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    HONOLULU-- Hawaii's unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent last month, its lowest rate in nearly four years. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Thursday the last time Hawaii's jobless rate was this low was December 2008. Hawaii added jobs in the fields of education, health services and tourism.

  • Hawaii appeals court upholds Oahu rail contract Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    HONOLULU-- A state appeals court is upholding Honolulu's handling of a half-billion dollar contract for the construction of a commuter rail line. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation said Wednesday the Intermediate Court of Appeals affirmed the city's decision to disqualify one of the bidders, Bombadier Transportation USA, Inc..

  • Hawaii, developer win $300K grant for Kuhio Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    HONOLULU-- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding a $300,000 grant to a public-private partnership aiming to revitalize the neighborhood around Kuhio Park Terrace and Kuhio Homes in Honolulu.

  • Rail project shutdown will costs Honolulu millions Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    HONOLULU-- A rail project shut down by court order will cost Honolulu more than $114 million, according to the head of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.

  • Oct 11- California's refiners increased their stockpiles of gasoline by more than 5 percent last week, despite a drop in production that fuelled an unprecedented spike in prices, state data showed on Thursday.

  • Oct 11- West Coast oil refiners saw only a small dip in operations last week and gasoline inventories were little changed, according to government data that shed little new light on the unprecedented spike in California gasoline prices.

  • Hawaii hotel rates hit all-time high in August Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    HONOLULU-- Average hotel room prices hit an all-time high in Hawaii in August as tourist spending rose and visits from Japan, Korea, China and other markets spiked, a tourism analysis firm said Wednesday.