Top News & Analysis Hawaii

  • The virus has been a blow to China's already-slowing economy, prompting Beijing to boost financial support to avoid a deeper hit to economic growth. Investor enthusiasm is highlighting a long-standing disconnect between China's stock market and its real economy. "Investors who missed last year's bull run are taking advantage of the correction to get onto...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- United Airlines said on Monday it will move up its temporary suspension of U.S.-bound flights from mainland China by one day to Tuesday. The airline, which is the last U.S. airline still conducting China flights, said on Friday it planned to fly its last flight from China on Wednesday because of the coronavirus outbreak. The White House said...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued rules on Sunday to implement new restrictions on Americans who have recently visited China to address the threat of the coronavirus. The Trump administration is limiting flights from China and for Americans who have visited China within the last 14 days to eight major U.S. airports for enhanced...

  • The Trump administration is limiting flights from China and for Americans who have visited China within the last 14 days to seven major U.S. airports for enhanced screening: New York's JFK, Chicago's O'Hare, San Francisco, Seattle- Tacoma, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Atlanta. American Airlines Group Inc temporarily halted all flights to mainland China on Friday,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continues to tighten even as job growth is slowing. "Employers are not cutting positions outside of the normal churn of the labor market and workers are incredibly confident in their job prospects, and not taking the...

  • Jan 17- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Friday aiming for renewable energy to provide all of the state's electricity by 2030 to fight climate change. With the order, Rhode Island joins several other states that have set 100% clean energy goals, including Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Maine, New York, Washington and Virginia,...

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 13- Public support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slumped to its lowest levels amid widespread anger over his government's handling of Australia's bushfire crisis, according to a survey released by Newspoll on Monday. "We have heard the message loud and clear from the Australian people," Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Monday, when asked...

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 13- A political poll showed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's popularity declined sharply as his government grappled with a bushfires crisis that has killed 28 people and destroyed 2,000 homes. Monday's Newspoll comes as officials confirmed 11.2 million hectares have now been razed by fires that have been burning for months, nearly...

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 13- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval rating has declined sharply in the face of horrendous bushfires that have killed 28 people and destroyed 2,000 homes, a closely watched poll showed on Monday. After months of raging bushfires that have ravaged more than 10.3 million hectares of land, an area roughly the size of South Korea,...

  • From live jazz to sushi counters, flying as a whole is getting an upgrade.

    From jet lag cures and sushi counters to 600-thread count linen and new ways to score miles, airlines are pulling out the stops to win customers on the ground and in the air.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week ended Dec. 21, the Labor Department said on Thursday. U.S. stocks rose modestly amid ongoing optimism over an imminent U.S.- China trade deal. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony to...

  • Cans of Spam meat made by the Hormel Foods Corporation

    Hormel Foods reported that Spam had its fifth consecutive year of record sales.

  • Cans of Spam, by Hormel, are displayed on a shelf at Cal Mart grocery store in San Francisco.

    Every year in Hawaii, thousands of people take to the streets to celebrate an unlikely hero – Spam. In Hawaii, Spam isn't just a canned meat. It's a big part of history and played a role in the island's economy as an inexpensive source of protein. But times have changed since Spam was introduced by Hormel Foods in 1937. Changing consumer tastes and competition from new brands has made packaged food products a competitive market. Watch this video to find out why Spam is still popular today.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON Dec 12- Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it had reached a confidential compensation agreement with Boeing Co for a portion of a projected $830 million hit to operating income in 2019 arising from the grounding of its 737 MAX aircraft. Southwest, American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines Holdings Inc are scheduling flights...

  • The companies planned to announce the news at a Qualcomm conference being held in Hawaii. Xiaomi and Oppo, both based in China, were the fourth and fifth biggest smartphone sellers in the world in the third quarter, according to research firm IDC. Qualcomm planned to disclose the full details of its newest mobile phone processors at the event in Hawaii.

  • The companies planned to announce the news at a Qualcomm conference being held in Hawaii. Xiaomi and Oppo, both based in China, were the fourth and fifth biggest smartphone sellers in the world in the third quarter, according to research firm IDC. Qualcomm planned to disclose the full details of its newest mobile phone processors at the event in Hawaii.

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 29- More nations were flying medical staff and supplies to Samoa on Friday to battle a measles outbreak that prompted the Pacific island nation to declare a state of emergency this month, as the death toll rose to 42, most of them children younger than four. A significant drop in immunisation over the last few years has made Samoa highly vulnerable...

  • Nov 22- Monsanto pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and agreed to pay $10.2 million in criminal fines and other payments for the spraying and for illegally storing hazardous waste, U.S. prosecutors said. The Department of Justice said late Thursday that Monsanto sprayed Penncap-M, which contained the banned pesticide...

  • Out of 105 international routes that Chinese carriers plan to add to over 800 existing ones for the new winter-spring season, most focus on East Asia and Southeast Asia with some European routes also thrown into the mix. For example, China Eastern has recently received approvals to open new routes from tier-two cities of Qingdao and Chengdu to South Korea's...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose to a five-month high last week, but this likely does not signal a shift in labor market conditions as claims for several states were estimated because of Monday's holiday. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted...