Howzit Howard: Monsanto

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Monsanto is quitting its seed-corn farm in Hanapepe, Kauai. Pacific Business News says four full-timers and other workers are affected. Monsanto still operates on Oahu, Molokai and Maui. Monsanto is richly profitable but its biggest product, roundup, has been losing sales to a cheaper weedkiller made in China.

Honolulu bankruptcy court counted more than 300 filings in August, but the total was the smallest since February.

American Airlines gets even closer to Japan Airlines. It's moving its Pacific Regional Office into JAL headquarters in Tokyo.

Delta says it's reconfiguring its pacific 747's to add several lie-flat seats.

The Pacific Aviation Museum today will sign a lease on the Ford Island air control tower... the first step toward renovating it.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards a $17 million contract to Logos Technologies to develop bio jet fuels. Some of the work will be done here.

Hyatt hotels is partnering with Chase to do a reward program Visa card... the first one Hyatt has ever done.

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