Big tech dealmaking signals smart cities are near

Robot-driven taxis and computers eliminating traffic jams may appear sooner than you think after some … Read more

Bend supports abundance of bike shops

National sales, cycling participation decline

Bend bicycle shop owner Kevin Gorman says 2017 was his best year since starting the … Read more

Seattle rents decrease for first time this decade

Record-breaking apartment boom pushes demand down in popular neighborhoods

SEATTLE — Rents are dropping significantly across the Seattle area for the first time this … Read more

Tesla Model 3: mass-market car is a magic carpet ride

Tesla’s Model 3 is the most highly anticipated car of the 21st century. It may … Read more

Warehouse stores try to appeal to millennials

There’s a Costco to one side of Gwendolyn Hammer’s house and a Sam’s Club to … Read more

Google faces trials for links to old convictions in U.K.

Google is set for its first battle in a London court over the so-called “right … Read more

Delta creates new rules for service animals

Responding to an increase in such incidents as animal bites, barking and defecation, Delta Air … Read more

Zombie retailers close stores nationally, hoping for an online afterlife

“Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.” — … Read more

Bend lawyer sues over thwarted bitcoin purchase

William Wardlow says Coinbase kept him from buying digital currency

Bend attorney William Wardlow tried to buy $2,000 in bitcoin through the trading platform … Read more

Facebook to let users rank news credibility

Facebook said Friday that it planned to prioritize high-quality news on the social network by … Read more

Housing Works announces Kemper retiring

Housing Works, the public housing authority for Central Oregon, announced Friday that Executive Director Tom … Read more

Business people on the move

• Kelly Newcombe has joined Meredith Lodging’s Sunriver office as general manager. She has over … Read more

Visit Bend looking to fill two board positions

Barram and Perle step down from board

Visit Bend is looking for two tourism-minded individuals from the community to fill vacancies on … Read more

Bend collected the most pot tax in Central Oregon

Deschutes County received nearly a half-million dollars

The city of Bend has collected $883,400 in state and local taxes on marijuana sales … Read more

Free checked baggage in basic economy could soon be a memory

Delta Air Lines soon will demolish a travel shibboleth that dates back decades. The airline’s … Read more

Companies hand out bonuses instead of raises after tax cuts

On Wednesday, yet another company — this time Apple, which pledged to give $2,500 restricted … Read more

Amazon picks 20 finalists for second headquarters

Cities mostly in the Midwest, South and the East Coast

SEATTLE — Amazon said Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for … Read more

Petitioners seek to make net neutrality law in Oregon

A bipartisan group of Oregonians has filed an initiative petition requiring internet service providers to … Read more

Business dispatches

• Red Door Realty has moved to its permanent location at 1860 NE Fourth St., … Read more

Snow shovel inventories gather dust in Bend

Greater demand for mouse traps than de-icer

Red, yellow and blue snow shovels stood at attention at the Bend Ace Hardware & … Read more

Marijuana groups form West Coast alliance

Collaboration to aid lobbying efforts in state capitals

Advocacy groups in Oregon, California and Washington joined forces Wednesday to form a West Coast … Read more

Apple promises 20,000 jobs in U.S. within next 5 years

Apple, the world’s most valuable company, said Wednesday it will spend $350 billion in development … Read more

Nestle sells its U.S. candy business, to acquire a vitamin company

Analysts are calling it a $2.8 billion testament to Americans’ changing tastes in food: On … Read more

Stocks soar to more record highs

U.S. stocks rose to fresh highs as companies continued to indicate the tax overhaul will … Read more

Oregon tourism added jobs in December

The Oregon unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged in December at 4.1 percent, the Oregon Employment … Read more

Building permits for Deschutes County and Bend

Deschutes County • Hayden Homes LLC, 2751 SW 46th Court, Redmond, $260,736.33 • Edward D. … Read more

FiveTalent turns to Portland labor market

CEO says lack of tech personnel held back growth

Five Talent Software is opening a Portland office to overcome a labor shortage in Bend, … Read more

Walden would extend the two-year brewers’ tax cut

Bill co-sponsored by Wyden was shortened by GOP

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, said Friday he favors extending the two-year tax break … Read more

AGs urge Congress to move on cannabis banking

Rosenblum and 18 others signed letter sent Tuesday

Nineteen state attorneys general, including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, urged Congress in a letter … Read more

Attorneys general seek to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON — A group of 22 Democratic state attorneys general, including those from California, New … Read more

5 ways the future of retail is already here

NEW YORK — Americans’ shopping habits are quickly changing, which means retailers and tech start-ups … Read more

7-Eleven introduces healthier products

Like thousands of U.S. convenience stores, many 7-Eleven stores cram rows of snacks between a … Read more

Business News at a Glance

GM advises Trump to update NAFTA General Motors’ chief executive urged the Trump administration on … Read more

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