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Pandemic Shopping Pushes Costco To $4 Billion Record Profits

Costco reported its annual profit above $4 billion for the first time fueled by the pandemic shopping surge.However, the company also reported spending an

United Airline To Offer COVID Testing For Hawaii Passengers

To avoid a two-week quarantine upon arrival in Hawaii, United Airlines is offering passengers who are willing to pay $250 a COVID19 test. On Oct. 15, United passe

Honolulu 4 Tier Economic Reopening Strategy

The City and County of Honolulu released their new economic reopening framework for loosening and tightening restrictions on local businesses and activities.

Olive Garden applies for building permit at Ala Moana Shopping Center

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Hawaii Business Online News) The popular italien eatery Olive Garden applied for building permits with the City and County of Honolulu this week

Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Died On Friday

Honolulu, Hawaii - House Bill 1191 was deferred on Friday but House and Senate leaders said that there was agreement on raising the minimum wage in the next session.

Trump Considers 10 Year Jones Act Waiver

The Trump administration is considering a nationwide 10-year waiver to the Jones Act a century-old controversial maritime

Southwest Airlines Announces Flights To Hawaii

By Summer AndersonSouthwest President Tom Nealon and

Tulsi Gabbard's Aloha Town Hall Tour Huge Success

By Summer AndersonBringing in more than 3,500 constituents and over 30,000 Facebook followers in a tour took place between April 11th- April 20th and made stops on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lān

Rat Lungworm Infected Slug Found In Homemade Kava On Hawaii island

By Rie OshiroSix Big Island locals were recently hospitalized after drinking some homemade kava.  It wasn’t the quality of the kava that made them sick, but rather what they found sitting at th

Costco To Increase Membership Fees

The warehouse club Costco announced that it will increase annual membership fees by $5 in the United States and Canada for all its basic individual and business memberships.

JC Penney Likely To Close 140 Stores

JC Penney announced Friday that they will close 140 stores and distribution centers to adjust to slight overall sale declines in 2016. The closures represent approximately 14% of the companies current

Mark Zuckerberg responds to news about Kauai land deal

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to criticism over a lawsuit he filed over property ownership on the island of Kauai.He wrote "There have been some misleading stories going around t

Japans "Tuna King" paid $636,000 for this Ahi Bluefin Tuna

​Japan’s famous “Tuna King” has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 fo

Veterans Generated 815,000 Jobs Nationally

Franchises owned by veterans have generated 815,000 jobs nationally, according to an infographic by accounting software and services company The Sage Group in collaboration with the National Veteran-O

Sports Authority bankruptcy sale could close remaining 450 stores

Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy in March, is weighing a sale of its assets that could be end up closing most if not all of its 450 stores including all Hawaii locations. Under its o

Free Krispy Kreme Donuts On Super Hero Thursday

Krispy Kreme is celebrating a totally made-up holiday called Super Hero Day, on Thursday, April 28. But instead of honoring Iron Man, Batman or Superman, it's a celebrati

Uber Drivers Join Teamsters Union In California

Uber drivers in the state of California partnered with the Teamsters Union to create the App-Based Drivers Association,  that will represent ridesharing workers. Similar to the union in

Young People Face More Licensing Laws In Job Market

Young people searching for their first job have always faced challenges: a lack of skills and experience, unfamiliarity with workplace culture and expectations. But they also face another obstacle: le

What Your Income Tax Dollar Paid For

You probably just filed your 2015 income taxes. The deadline to file them was today. If you're wondering what your taxes paid for the The National Priorities Project released a report tha

Campbells Is Recalling 12 Million Soups

The Campbell Soup Company issued an immediate recall on 12 million cans of soup after it was discovered that they needed a touch more salt to really bring out the flavor. The issue came t

Why Gary Vaynerchuk is betting on Facebook Live and Snapchat

In a recent interview Gary Vaynerchuk told Techcrunch which platforms he’s optimistic about. His firm h

Warren Buffet Wants To Build The Largest Wind Farm

Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Company plans to invest $3.6 billion in what would become the nation’s largest wind energy facility.At 2,000 megawatts, the proposed Wind XI project would o

Dr. Larry Schlesinger of Breast Implant Center of Hawaii: An Artist Among Plastic Surgeons

For 32 years now, Dr. Larry Schlesinger of The Breast Implant Center Of Hawaii, has been working as a Plastic Surgeon. That amount of experience can clearly speak for itself as far as a business is co

Extreme Drought Conditions Reported On Big Island

Drought conditions have intensified across the State Of Hawaii during the past month. The National

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard & U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft Discuss Disaster Readiness

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) met with the Commandant of the

Hawaii's #1 Building Seminar 

Atlas Construction hosts Hawaii's #1 home builder workshop.  This FREE workshop teaches you everything you need to know if you are wanting to build a home in Hawaii.

Wave generator supplies Hawaii electrical grid for the first time

A prototype wave generator called Azurais supplying grid power to Hawaii, the first time such a feat has been officially verified, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE). Tho

Oahu to enforce plastic bag ban

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu is set to become the last county in Hawaii to ban plastic checkout bags. Starting July 1, businesses won’t be allowed to provide plastic bags and non-recyclable

Small hydro development act awaits enactment in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii 06/17/2015By Michael HarrisHawaiian legislators have passed a bill that could allow for the development of micro hydroelectric projects on the state's agricultural land should

FDA Stops Trans Fat Use In U.S. Food By 2018

Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not "generally recognize

Why Buffalo Wild Wings Just Spent $160 Million to Buy out a Franchisee | The Motley Fool

Source: Buffalo Wild Wings.In a single deal, Buffalo Wild Wings(NASDAQ: BWLD) just boosted its company-owned store base by almost 10%. The restaurant chain announced last week that it i

Hawaii Health Connector begins layoffs

Twenty-nine temporary staff for theHawaii Health Connector have received lay-off notices as the exchange winds down operations to move enrollment processes from the state-run online health insurance

Monsanto launches new ad campaign in Hawaii

Monsanto Hawaii has launched a new awareness campaign as part of its ongoing efforts to promote an open dialogue with the community and secure a greater understanding about the company’s farming pra

Egg shortage leads to rising prices in Hawaii

HONOLULU - A massive bird flu outbreak on the mainland is leading to rising egg prices in Hawaii. Many grocery stores in the islands are charging at least $4 for a dozen eggs.Local r

Hawaiian Island Solar closes down after 32 years in business

Hawaiian Island Solar Inc. has closed down after more than three decades in business, the head of the company confirmed to PBN. Gary Ralston, owner and president of the Kailua-based solar