St. Francis signs sale agreement
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawai'i said yesterday it has signed an agreement to be sold to Wichita, Kan.-based Cardiovascular Hospitals of America LLC and the Hawaii Physicians Group LLC, comprising about 100 local physicians. Cardiovascular Hospitals will own 51 percent, the Hawaii Physicians Group will own 48 percent and St. Francis will own 1 percent. Terms were not announced.
GASOLINE PRICES TO GO UP 8 CENTS
Hawai'i's wholesale price cap for gasoline will rise 8 cents a gallon Monday, according to the state Public Utilities Commission. The gas cap law limits wholesale prices, but retailers can charge whatever prices they want.
SHIPYARD JOB FAIR SET FOR SATURDAY
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard will hold a job fair on Saturday for 100 apprentice positions that will earn $17 an hour.
More than 2,000 candidates are expected to attend the job fair, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Honolulu Community College Marine Education Training Center, 10 Sand Island Access Road. Candidates can apply online at https://acep.hawaii.navy.mil from Saturday through April 9.
MACADAMIA NUT SALES RISE 13%
Farm-level sales of Hawai'i macadamia nuts rose 13 percent to $46.8 million for the 2005-06 season, according to the Hawaii Agricultural Statistics Service. The preliminary farm price for net, wet-in-shell macadamia nuts averaged 78 cents per pound, up 5 cents from last season.
ONLINE TAX FILING INCREASES 5%
The number of Hawai'i residents filing their 2005 federal tax returns electronically totaled 154,911 as of March 16, or 5 percent more than the similar period a year ago, according to the Internal Revenue Service.