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Visitors who paid $43 each for the privilege last night enjoyed the midway-style rides at Disney's new theme park, California Adventure. The $1.4 billion, 55-acre park opened yesterday next to the original Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Disney chief executive Michael Eisner greeted guests at an opening ceremony. The park was filled to its 33,000-person capacity by yesterday afternoon.

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Hawai'i insurance costs continue to decline
The overall costs of insurance for Hawai'i's drivers, homeowners and businesses continue to fall, despite signs that rates may be on the rise again, the state’s chief insurance regulator said.

Offer for TWA met with doubt
Analysts expressed skepticism yesterday that an Arizona investment group's planned $1 billion cash offer for Trans World Airlines Inc. will succeed.

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Asian Development Bank public forums planned
Organizers planning for the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Honolulu plan to hold a series of public forums leading up to the May 7-11 gathering.
Biotech veteran to head Hawaii Biotechnology
Hawaii Biotechnology Group Inc. has hired local biotech veteran David Watumull as president to help raise venture capital, expand operations and commercialize several patented developments.
American Airline heeds complaints, fixes seats
American Airlines has fixed thousands of business-class seats after passengers complained about features that didn't work properly.
Union members to picket Royal Lahaina Resort
ILWU Local 142 members plan to picket the Royal Lahaina Resort today after hotel workers voted earlier to suspend their contract.
Porsche races into SUV market
A sleek new sport utility vehicle will be added to the crowded U.S. market next year: the Cayenne, made by Porsche AG.
Business briefs
Perry, Price win sales award; Dole Food Co. promotes Kern.
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