With traffic, Seattle embraces the telecommute

SEATTLE — Five years ago, as tunnel-boring Bertha was about to arrive in Seattle, local … Read more

National business briefing

Uber lawsuit gets class certification A federal lawsuit alleging that Uber stiffed its drivers of … Read more

Many cannabis growers still haven’t joined system

More than a month after California’s regulation of marijuana began, only a small number of … Read more

Bitcoin thieves threaten real violence for virtual currencies

SAN FRANCISCO — The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried … Read more

Bend restaurant workers gain employer-paid health insurance

Owners say they want to keep employees, keep them happy

At age 33, Gordon Benzer is enjoying health insurance benefits for the first time since … Read more

Older artists starting to sell more online

Suzanne Massion has been making art her whole life. Massion, now 72 and living outside … Read more

Publisher’s story shows that pulp is not dead

Print books are back. I think. “People thought physical books were goners,” said Jed Lyons, … Read more

Bolder style, performance for Acura’s sporty TLX A-Spec

Admittedly, it’s a mouthful: the 2018 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec. The TLX marks the merger … Read more

5 Tips to weather a turbulent stock market

The stock market has been shaken by turbulence in the last few weeks, something it … Read more

Instacart grocery delivery to start in Bend

Online service takes the hassle out of grocery shopping

Central Oregon shoppers starting next week will be able to go online or use an … Read more

Oregon expects a steady marijuana tax stream

Increased demand compensates for falling prices

The falling price of marijuana will not significantly impact the amount of sales tax Oregon … Read more

National business briefing

Trump calls for tariffs on metals The Trump administration declared imports of steel and aluminum … Read more

Enjoy your guacamole; It’s keeping this town in Mexico safe

The U.S. avocado craze helps farmers fund their local police force

AGUACATE SUR, Mexico — Avocados may be the key ingredient in one of America’s favorite … Read more

Tetherow resort schedules job fair

Tetherow, the resort just southwest of Bend, is holding a job fair Feb. 26, according … Read more

Electricity-generating windows in the works

BERKELEY, Calif. — When it comes to a sustainable future, scientists aren’t seeing clearly. Researchers … Read more

SEC stops trading of 3 crypto-linked firms

The Securities and Exchange Commission has halted trading in three companies that claimed acquisitions of … Read more

Business people on the move

• Kim Reyes, Aspen Clayton and Mike Louch are Alpine Real Estate top producers for … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks gain as tech firms rise NEW YORK — Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks … Read more

Well-paid tech workers priced out in Bay Area

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bay Area home prices are out of reach for many middle-income … Read more

Google will be judge and jury of ads

Google, one of the dominant players in the online advertising world, may soon have more … Read more

U.S. Bank to pay $613M

U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank by assets in the United States, was charged by … Read more

Senator to stop blocking Justice jobs over pot

WASHINGTON — Colorado’s Republican U.S. senator said Thursday he will stop blocking nominees for some … Read more

Yachting chefs team up to launch new Bend eatery

The Lemon Tree to open next month

Chefs Betsy McDonald and Jaclyn Perez spent five years cooking on worldwide cruises, an epicurean … Read more

Business dispatches

• SELCO Community Credit Union has raised $15,000 for charities across Oregon during a month-long … Read more

National business briefing

L.L. Bean sued over return policy L.L. Bean Inc. is facing a breach of warranty … Read more

Local trade group calls itself Celebrate Cannabis

Association seeks to end stigma, aid law enforcement

A local advocacy group formed by business people and professionals with a connection to marijuana … Read more

Feds offer first measure of outdoor economy: $373.7B

Most activity happens around RVs, other vehicles

For the first time, the federal government and private industry have a picture of the … Read more

Senator questions problems with Wells Fargo’s refunds

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pressing Wells Fargo & Co. to explain reported problems … Read more

Amazon’s market value rises to rank it 3rd in the world

Retail giant tops Microsoft for first time in 21 years; Apple, Alphabet still lead

SEATTLE — In Amazon’s latest conquest, the company has toppled Microsoft to become the third … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

Bend • Stonewater Development Inc., 60431 Hedgewood Lane, $202,116 • Stonewater Development Inc., 60419 Hedgewood … Read more

Imperial Stock Ranch again provides wool for Olympic uniforms

Shaniko ranch teams up with Ralph Lauren

SHANIKO — The first thing you notice about Jeanne Carver is her unflagging energy. The … Read more

Keystone rebrand causes suit from Stone Brewery

SAN DIEGO — Stone Brewing company is suing MillerCoors, claiming its recent Keystone rebrand is … Read more

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