By Stanley White and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan kept policy steady on Wednesday despite concerns over recent volatility in bond market, saying growth is starting to pick up even as risks loomed from an uncertain global outlook. The central bank upgraded its assessment of the economy, saying it "has started picking up," as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's program of aggressive fiscal and monetary stimulus has boosted sentiment and a weaker yen has halted a decline in exports. ...
Former Kaneohe resident Jason Pascua, who is charged with using his business, J2 Marketing Solutions, to mastermind a Ponzi scheme that defrauded people out of $1.4 million, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Downtown Honolulu Thursday afternoon.
FBI officials said in a statement that Pascua is scheduled to be arraigned and enter a guilty plea on one count of wire fraud, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Criminal charges against Pascua, 39, were filed in March, for…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A massive search was underway Tuesday for a 15-year-old girl abducted near an Iowa bus stop, after authorities said a man who is suspected of taking her and another girl was found dead.
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