USDA balks at tougher rules for organic egg producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it plans to withdraw rules adopted by … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties

Deschutes County • Arbor Builders LLC to Beckie H. Armstrong and Ronald Serrao, Huntington Meadows, … Read more

Business people on the move

• Adam Staton-Smith has joined HFO Investment Real Estate in Portland as a multifamily-owner broker … Read more

Deschutes County civil suits

Filed Dec. 6 17CV53073 — Michael J. Fraga v. Gordon Aram, Anna Aram, The A-Team … Read more

FCC pulls the plug on net neutrality

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow internet providers to speed service for websites … Read more

FCC repeals net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses … Read more

Former Murray and Holt car lot nears sale

Tall building is development option

Just a week after sending out a flyer for the former Murray and Holt Motors … Read more

Business dispatches

• Bend Ronald McDonald House has been gifted $2,500 by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Employees … Read more

Central Oregon fuel prices: a list

Central Oregon fuel prices Price per gallon for regular unleaded gas and diesel, as posted … Read more

Newport Avenue Market first with new liquor store

Ferguson’s in Terrebonne opens Friday

Newport Avenue Market in Bend opened its new liquor section, The Spirit Shop, on Wednesday … Read more

Will robots be taking our — and our kids’ — jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with … Read more

Fed raises interest rates

Officials forecast the benchmark rate would rise to 3.1 percent by the end of 2020

The Federal Reserve, in a widely expected decision, raised its benchmark rate by a quarter … Read more

Building permits for Bend, and Deschutes County

Bend • L & D Inc., 235 SE Third St., $140,000 • Rogers West Investment … Read more

Tourism spending nationwide accelerates in Q3

Growth in the nation’s travel and tourism industry ramped up in the third quarter, according … Read more

Bend Outdoor Worx opens mentorship window

Bend Outdoor Worx, an accelerator program for startup outdoor products companies, is accepting applications for … Read more

Facebook adding to Prineville data centers

Two buildings to add 900,000 square feet

Facebook is adding two buildings to its Prineville data center, a project that will bring … Read more

Bend company making medevac flights safer

CiES makes an improved aviation fuel probe

A Bend company is contributing to a solution for a deadly problem that plagues helicopters … Read more

Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo claiming it was targeted for fake accounts

Native Americans say they’re targets for fake accounts

The Navajo Nation has sued Wells Fargo, saying its citizens were targeted by workers trying … Read more

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 Filed Dec. 5 • Andrew L. Vaughn, 281 NW Outlook Vista Drive, Bend … Read more

Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet

Protests to preserve net neutrality, or rules that ensure equal access to the internet, migrated … Read more

China’s energy squeeze may mean higher prices

BEIJING — Homes, businesses and even hospitals across northern China are running short of natural … Read more

Pot testing lab ‘hit the ground running’ in Bend

Demand still growing for Juniper Analytics services

Juniper Analytics, one of 20 marijuana testing laboratories licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission … Read more

For a computer that’s 4,000 times faster, Microsoft is going quantum

In the race to commercialize a new type of powerful computer, Microsoft has just pulled … Read more

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

Deeds

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

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