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NLRB dismisses Machinists' complaint that Boeing created 'toxic', anti-union atmosphere in S.C.
The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a complaint that Boeing (NYSE: BA) encouraged South Carolina workers to harass union organizers last month. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had filed a complaint with the NLRB alleging Boeing was "deliberately encouraging and promoting harassment, assaults and threats of violence against union supporters" ahead of a worker vote on whether to join the union. The vote was scheduled to take place April 22, but IAM leaders…

Thu, 28 May 2015 02:22:22 +0000

What ‘Jurassic World’ has to do with Hawaii’s Kualoa Ranch ... and Lego
While the Internet debates whether the use of the Hawaiian word aloha is appropriate or not for a movie title, “Jurassic World,” another movie that was shot in Hawaii and opens next month, is being heavily promoted online, in theater trailers, television commercials and at the Lego Store. What’s “ Jurassic World” — or Hawaii — got to do with Lego? Two things. First, the star, Chris Pratt, voiced the main character in last year’s blockbuster hit (well, it was in my house), “The…

Thu, 28 May 2015 02:16:17 +0000

40 Under 40 Application - 2015
Congratulations on your nomination for the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40 Awards. Please complete the following application. This application is meant solely for nominees of Puget Sound Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40 Awards. You also must be 39 years of age or younger through September 30, 2015, and agree to attend the Sept. 17, 2015, Award ceremony to take part in this program. The application deadline is June 10 at 11: 59 p.m. Application tips: • Print out the application…

Thu, 28 May 2015 02:08:16 +0000

Decommissioning Hawaii telescopes would have economic impact, scientist warns
The expedited decommissioning of telescopes on the Big Island could have a detrimental impact on Hilo and its economy, Dr. Günther Hasinger, director of the UH Institute for Astronomy, told PBN Wednesday. Hawaii Gov. David Ige this week made several demands of the University of Hawaii to improve its stewardship of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve, including the decommissioning of several telescopes, the return of thousands of acres of land to the state, and for the formal commitment that the Thirty…

Thu, 28 May 2015 01:06:00 +0000

​Amazon poaches Etsy sellers for secretive new business
Amazon is gunning for Etsy. For the merchants who sell on Etsy's online marketplace, to be exact. The Wall Street Journal reports that Seattle giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has sent invitations to Etsy (Nasdaq: ETSY) sellers, inviting them to participate in a test run of Amazon's newest marketplace. The new online store will be called Handmade, according to the invites. The marketplace has not yet been unveiled but it seems to be similar to Amazon Exclusives, which was launched in March. Exclusives…

Thu, 28 May 2015 00:59:37 +0000

A halt on additions to 'Billionaire's Row'? City Council looks at different approach
The lineup of super tall towers rising south of Central Park is changing the skyline of Manhattan. And that's not necessarily a good thing, according to some community activists who would like to see both a halt to the towers and some kind of action from the City Council. On Tuesday, members of Community Board 5, along with other community groups and a few politicians, held a press conference to call for a temporary moratorium on towers taller than 600 feet high. For Margaret Newman, a representative…

Thu, 28 May 2015 00:58:32 +0000

In Hawaii's luxury hotel market, Maui rules while Oahu falls
Hawaii hotels by class followed the same general trend of lower occupancy with higher room rates and revenue in the first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, but some differences were seen depending on the island, according to data from Hospitality Advisors LLC and STR Inc. By type of hotel, occupancy among luxury hotels was 74.5 percent during the first quarter, down 0.5 percentage points from the same quarter last year. They charged an average daily rate of $512.67, up 5.6 percent.…

Thu, 28 May 2015 00:57:29 +0000

12 Hawaii artists named 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation fellows
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation,a national arts advocacy nonprofit, has awarded $120,000 to a dozen Hawaii artists selected for its 2015 Native Hawaiian fellowship program. Each artist was awarded $10,000 for arts and cultural preservation projects that engage schools and the community, in categories including music, traditional arts, visual arts, and dance. NACF’s 2015 Fellows include singer and musician Robi Kahakalau; kumu hula and musician Robert Cazimero and composer, storyteller,…

Thu, 28 May 2015 00:50:40 +0000

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