Jeep’s Grand Cherokee Trackhawk soars into Hellcat party

Jeep calls it the fastest and most powerful SUV in the world. The 2018 Grand … Read more

Starbucks offers a peek at anti-racial bias training

SEATTLE — Tuesday afternoon, 175,000 Starbucks employees will receive training aimed at rooting out racial … Read more

Auto tariffs threaten German economy

President Donald Trump’s threat to levy tariffs on imported vehicles aims at the heart of … Read more

Shoplifters meet their match as retailers deploy facial recognition cameras

WASHINGTON — Shoplifters beware: Closed-circuit cameras in stores might be observing more than you think. … Read more

Google village would connect neighborhoods

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Google’s proposed transit-oriented village would be a catalyst to connect people … Read more

U.S. news outlets block European readers over new privacy rules

LONDON — U.S. news outlets including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The … Read more

What’s going up in Sisters: assisted living

The Lodge in Sisters is under construction after years of waiting

General contractor: Clutch Industries, Salem Architect: Mayes Architecture & Planning Inc. Owner: Thrivify LLC Details: … Read more

Hot Wheels hits the road to reach its fans

Anniversary tour seeks drivers’ custom cars

After 6 billion vehicles sold, Hot Wheels is looking for one more car to race … Read more

Stocks mixed as crude plunges U.S. stocks bounced between gains and losses as plummeting oil … Read more

National business briefing

Over the past decade, hundreds of public projects have benefited from a federal incentive meant … Read more

Business people on the move

• Cristin Reed PT, DPT, has joined Focus Physical Therapy as a physical therapist. She … Read more

Hasbro trademarks Play-Doh scent

Sweet, slightly musky. Vanilla-like. Slight overtones of cherry. Natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough. … Read more

Netflix tops Walt Disney’s market value

Netflix soared past Walt Disney in market value Thursday, taking the title of most valuable … Read more

No emergency braking to blame for fatal Uber crash

The self-driving Uber that struck and killed a pedestrian in March initially misidentified the woman … Read more

Echo recorded, shared a Portland family’s conversation

A family in Portland received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago. “Unplug your Alexa … Read more

American light beers have declined in recent years, and the craft beer boom is slowing

After chilly spring, beer industry hopes Memorial Day weekend will kick-start sales

A lagging beer industry hopes for a strong Memorial Day weekend. So far, 2018 has … Read more

Stocks claw back losses

U.S. stocks partially rebounded from early declines Thursday sparked by the cancellation of the U.S.-North … Read more

Twitter plans new political campaign ad limits

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter said Thursday that it would increase transparency of political campaign ads, … Read more

McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic straws

NEW YORK — McDonald’s isn’t ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns. A … Read more

Business dispatches

• Portland General Electric Foundation has granted $25,000 to Better Together Central Oregon to support … Read more

Five people land spots in tech apprenticeship program

Few Bend companies participate

A single mother, Megan Ivey learned on a Tuesday last month that a Bend software … Read more

National business briefing

Low-paid workers get #MeToo help Gina Pitre had come to dread working at Walmart. A … Read more

Apple, VW sign deal for driverless vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car … Read more

Comcast now officially wants Fox assets, too

NBCUniversal’s parent goes up against Disney offer for entertainment properties

NEW YORK — Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • River Bend LP, 395 SW Bluff Drive, Suite 10, $100,000 • … Read more

Amazon urged to stop selling technology in use by Oregon police

ACLU concerned about implications of real-time facial recognition software

SEATTLE — Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face-recognition tool to police is alarming privacy … Read more

L.A. ‘creative economy’ shows rebound in jobs

The creative economy of the Los Angeles region saw significant job growth between 2011-16, with … Read more

Stocks retreat as summit looks iffy U.S. stocks erased early gains and turned lower Tuesday … Read more

Congress approves first big rollback of bank regulations

WASHINGTON — A decade after the global financial crisis tipped the United States into a … Read more

NYSE picks 1st woman president

Thirty-one years ago, there wasn’t even a women’s restroom on the seventh floor of the … Read more

Fed: many Americans struggling financially

Survey finds solid job market hasn’t benefited all

Many U.S. households remain in a precarious financial position despite unemployment falling to the lowest … Read more

Jobless rate nearly unchanged in Central Oregon

Employment was steady in Central Oregon in April, though fewer jobs were added in Deschutes … Read more

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