Howzit Howard - Airlines, College Enrollment and more

(HawaiiNewsNow) - US Airways yesterday raised domestic fares 6 to 10 dollars each way for the last-minute bookings. United Continental and Delta have matched the increases.  Now we watch to see if Southwest and Jet Blue go along or keep their fares lower.

Hawaiian Airlines flew fewer passengers in August than it did a year earlier.  Just under 780 thousand,  but any decline was on short-haul flights. Revenue passenger miles rose 11% from last year.

Denny Watts wins more army business. Honolulu-based Watts Constructors and a mainland partner will build new facilities at Camp Roberts, California, a 34 million dollar project.

Sumo-Nan, a joint venture of two local construction firms, wins a 28 million dollar project to build an unaccompanied enlisted personnel barracks at Helemano Military Reservation.

Bank of America wins a contract with the defense department to provide banking services to military personnel in Korea, Japan, Okinawa and Kwajalein Atoll.   The work is worth millions.

New this morning from Washington, the national average mortgage rate falls to a new low, 4.12 percent. 15 year notes fall to 3 1/3.

Almost no movement at all in new jobless claims. The weekly count rose, but by only two thousand more for the whole country.