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Ming Tsai is one of the celebrity chefs who have lifted the Food Network from curiosity to cultural icon since its launch in 1993. See story.

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BancWest profits jump 15.8 percent
BancWest Corp. yesterday said fourth-quarter profits surged 15.8 percent, helped by solid growth in its Mainland consumer banking business and an improving Hawai'i economy.

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The latest winner in our Click! techtoy giveaway is Larry Wolfe of Kaimuki. He receives a Sony minidisc recorder/player. This week, Click! is giving away a Palm M100 handheld computer. Enter here.

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Cable food network a scrappy, profitable success
Bad-boy chef Emeril Lagasse is practically everywhere, along with Mario Batali, Ming Tsai, "Iron Chef" and other stars of the Food Network, which has gone far beyond its humble beginnings.
Pratt brought back to run Grove Farm
The new owners of Grove Farm Co. yesterday brought longtime president David W. Pratt out of retirement to run the company. Pratt, 65, will serve as president and chief executive.
Irate consumers file claim against Verizon
Verizon Communications is being sued by customers frustrated when it took weeks or months to get their high-speed Internet access installed.
Economic forum addresses a changing Asia
An aging Japan faces huge challenges in the next 50 years sustaining pension systems and running an economy with a shrinking workforce, an economist said yesterday.
Gentry Homes promotes two
Longtime Gentry Homes executive Norm Dyer has been promoted from president to chairman, and Robert W. Brant has been promoted to president, the company announced.
SEC tightens control of mutual fund names
Federal securities regulators have adopted a new rule aimed at preventing investors from being misled by deceptively named mutual funds.
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