Companies in U.S. plan to slow hiring, investment in 2018

U.S. companies expect their investment and hiring to grow at a slower pace in 2018, … Read more

Apple buys song-identifying app

SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly 10 years, Shazam has been something of a one-trick pony. … Read more

Cryptocurrency surges in 1st day of futures trading

Bitcoin prices surged Monday as contract futures for the cryptocurrency began trading Sunday evening on … Read more

Sony’s Bend Studio moves into new digs

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Bend Studio has moved into its newly built office space at Crane … Read more

Redmond home prices rise in November

The median sale price of a single-family home in Redmond rose in November, bucking the … Read more


Deschutes County • Donna D. Altig and Donna D. Schilla to Sarah W. Green, Pine … Read more

American towns fail to boom like they used to

Chicago in 1850 was a muddy frontier town of barely 30,000 people. Within two decades, … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Bill and Cinda Oliver, trustees of the Billy R. & Cinda Oliver … Read more

Nonprofit veterans ranch taking a business turn

New CEO has experience with trade associations

The 19 acres of the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch, on rural 61st Street northeast of … Read more

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT trumps its Ecoboost model

If you’re interested in the new Mustang, and you’re going to take a test drive … Read more

As cattle grow, thinner cuts of meat emerge

If you’ve dined at a steakhouse recently or grilled rib-eye for dinner, you may have … Read more

More retailers are letting customers send digital gifts this holiday season

CHICAGO — It’s Christmas Eve; you still have gifts to buy, and as the hours … Read more

Central Oregon bitcoin believer talks up digital currency

Investing experts point to signs of mania

David Keyston of Crooked River Ranch discovered digital currency investing just nine months ago, and … Read more

Strong economy brings jobs

The economy’s vital signs are stronger than they have been in years. Companies are posting … Read more

O Christmas tree, O plastic Christmas tree

Christmas tree growers battle against popularity of artificial models

Millennials have earned a reputation for loving consumer products that are local and artisanal. So … Read more

Business people on the move

• Ken Patchett has been appointed to the board of directors of Cascade Divide Data … Read more

Light industrial building overlooks Empire Boulevard

Willis R. Brown Trust63052 Layton Ave., Bend

Owner: Willis R. Brown Trust General contractor: CS Construction Architect/engineer: LB Engineering Inc. Details: A … Read more

Deschutes County civil suits

Filed Nov. 29 17CV52186 — Gail Anglin v. BD Bend II LLC, complaint, $950,000 Filed … Read more


The Interior Department is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting methane emissions from oil … Read more

For California renters on the edge, paying housing costs often takes more than half their income

For California renters on the edge, paying housing costs often takes more than half their income

LOS ANGELES — Even before their latest rent increase, Barbie Thompson and her husband, Juan, … Read more

Madras puts out request for brewery proposals

March deadline to apply; city offers incentives

The Madras Redevelopment Commission approved a request for proposals Wednesday aimed at brewers who’ve expressed … Read more

LeadMethod raises $1 million

Seattle’s Acequia Capital leads seed funding round

The Bend software company LeadMethod has raised $1 million in venture capital, which will help … Read more

The cost of caregiving: ‘a sacrifice for our entire family’

Adult children balance financial disruptions while caring for parents

Alantris Muhammad says there was no question that she would leave her job after her … Read more

Business dispatches

• St. Charles Health System awarded more than $50,000 in Your Life Matters suicide prevention … Read more

Les Schwab Tire Centers saw partial win in court order

Multnomah judge denied company motion in November

Les Schwab Tire Centers counts as a partial win the latest round in the legal … Read more

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices

Alphabet’s Google pulled support for its YouTube video service from’s streaming-media devices, citing the … Read more

The dilemma facing brick-and-mortar stores

To compete with e-commerce, retailers need to boost customer service, but that costs money

Brick-and-mortar retailers hoping to fend off need to deploy the one weapon that could … Read more

World’s largest Starbucks opens in Shanghai

Starbucks once made waves with the indulgent sizes of some of its drinks, such as … Read more

Building permits for Bend, Redmond and Deschutes County

Bend • Deschutes County, 1128 NW Harriman St., $104,500 • Lohbey LLC,2275 NE Doctors Drive, … Read more

GOP leaders said to be mulling smaller corporate tax cuts

WASHINGTON — Leading Republicans are looking at scaling back some of the corporate tax cuts … Read more

Work begins on affordable apartments in NorthWest Crossing

Future projects could hinge on federal tax-cut package

When the 50 apartments at Azimuth 315 are finished, low-income renters could be living in … Read more

Cineworld and Regal in blockbuster merger to challenge AMC

LONDON — The two largest movie theater chains in the United States will soon be … Read more

YouTube says 10,000 employees will review videos

In a tacit admission that its artificial intelligence still lags behind humans, Google said it … Read more

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