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Michael Moshier, founder of Millennium Jet Inc., gets a grip on his SoloTrek Exo-Skeletor personal flying machine with the help of a Defense Department grant. See story.

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Aloha Airlines expands routes
Aloha Airlines, Hawai'i's biggest interisland carrier, is again expanding, this time with new flights planned to Oakland, Calif., and the Marshall Islands in the Central Pacific.

American Savings subsidiary to buy Bishop Insurance
American Savings Bank's investment subsidiary will acquire Bishop Insurance Agency of Hawai'i in a move that expands the bank's range of services.

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Sia's bankruptcy trial postponed to May 22
The bankruptcy fraud and money-laundering trial of former Bank of Honolulu chairman Sukamto Sia has been delayed until May 22, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Japan central bank's rate cut first in five years
Worried about the nation's sputtering economic recovery, Japan's central bank yesterday cut the rate on its loans to banks for the first time in more than five years.
Cable damage disrupts connections around Asia
Damage to a fiber-optic cable serving China disrupted telephone and Internet service throughout Asia yesterday.
Bush will extend Northwest negotiations with mechanics
President Bush vowed to extend the contract cooling-off period for Northwest Airlines mechanics by another 60 days, pushing back a possible strike date from March 12 to mid-May.
Alexander & Baldwin acquires property
Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said yesterday that it has completed its purchase of the 18-story Pacific Guardian Tower across from Ala Moana Shopping Center.
Investors warned of foreign currency scams
The federal agency that regulates currency futures trading is warning consumers about advertisements that promise big returns on investments in foreign currencies.
Personal flying machine gets 120 miles on 10 gallons and lots of air
A small Silicon Valley company trying to develop a personal flying machine has gotten a $5 million grant from the military to make the sci-fi dream a reality.
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