Oregon solar factory is sold — possibly saving 350 jobs

Credit clean-energy skeptic Donald Trump with rescuing a Hillsboro solar energy factory: SolarWorld sold its … Read more

Building permits for the city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • ROS LLC, 1230 NE Third Street, Suite A-152, $101,647 • Mark … Read more

With eyes on Oscars, Netflix may buy theaters

Netflix, the global streaming giant that has dramatically changed the TV industry and clashed with … Read more

Stocks up modestly as earnings come in; oil surges

U.S. stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday, giving the S&P 500 its third gain in as … Read more

Anti-bias auto-loan guidance voted down

The U.S. Senate has moved to scrap a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau policy aimed at … Read more

Central Oregon builders detail hurdles to affordability

Builders cite regulation, land costs, lack of labor

Housing in Central Oregon is expensive, and consumers aren’t the only ones frustrated by the … Read more

Redmond to land two hotels near Expo Center

Developer plans Hampton Inn and Woodspring Suites

Two hotel chains have selected Redmond as their site for expansion, adding much-needed hotel rooms … Read more

Airport adopts new identity: New York’s budget flight hub

Small airports close to large metro areas are reinvigorated by commercial attention

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — As the baggage claim area at New York Stewart International Airport … Read more

National business briefing

Earnings spur stocks upward U.S. stocks rallied for a second day amid better-than-expected earnings from … Read more

Cracker Barrel breaks ground in Bend

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store plans to open in Robal Road Village in November, according … Read more

Executive wants kids to sell first-aid, not candy

Andy Thornton moved RightResponse Fundraising to Bend

If Andy Thornton had his way, anyone who wanted to support a school or sports … Read more

After sales decline, Deschutes Brewery reworks new brewery agreement

LaLonde cites slowdown in beer sales

After experiencing the first sales decline in its 30-year history in 2017, Deschutes Brewery is … Read more

Thousands of Android apps may illegally track kids

Thousands of free, popular children’s apps available on the Google Play Store could be violating … Read more

Survey: Tax money isn’t going to retailers

Consumers aren’t running out to the mall in droves with their tax-refund dollars. In fact, … Read more

National business briefing

Tech, health care help rally markets Investors shrugged off geopolitical jitters Monday, sending U.S. stocks … Read more

Airlines overwhelmed by ‘emotional support’ pets

WASHINGTON — A fracas on a Southwest Airlines flight out of Baltimore last year had … Read more

Netflix shares, earnings soar

Netflix saw yet another stellar quarter, with robust international subscription growth driving the company to … Read more

New employer perks: genetic testing?

Levi Strauss & Co. introduced a novel benefit for employees at its San Francisco headquarters … Read more

Odd math leaves pensions in a pinch

Joseph Robertson gives new meaning to the idea of a pensioner. An eye surgeon who … Read more

At $2 million and up, Central Oregon is still a buyer’s market

Seven-figure listings include mansions, ranches, historic homes

Central Oregon real estate broker Nic Jones last year helped a buyer close a deal … Read more

Silicon Valley startups look outside the Bay Area

Silicon Valley may be the world’s tech paradise, but it’s a hiring nightmare for many … Read more

Secrets unlocked

Breaking in to the boom in Escape rooms: What entrepreneurs need to know

Hijacked airplanes, derailed subway cars and trapped submarines are usually the stuff of nightmares. A … Read more

REI rolls out rigorous new sustainability standards for suppliers

SEATTLE — By the fall of 2020, every tent REI sells will be free of … Read more

BMW M760xi is luxurious, racy ride

The folks at BMW’s storied M division — that’s M for Motorsport — probably never … Read more

Fingerprints, facial scans become more common at airports

Travelers navigating through a busy airport have become accustomed to a hectic juggle of IDs … Read more

Maximizing tax refunds still possible at the deadline

Good news for procrastinators: You have a little more time to file your federal income … Read more

Central Oregon residents and tourists work to erase impact on nature

Voluntourism blends tourism and volunteerism

From the slopes of Mount Bachelor to the edges of the Deschutes River, scores of … Read more

Business people on the move

• Dr. Natalie Buckley has joined Skyline Dental as an associate dentist. She earned her … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks tumble, led by U.S. banks Stocks fell as weakness in shares of U.S. banks … Read more

Google loses in U.K., ordered to remove conviction

Google was told by a London judge to remove links to older stories about a … Read more

H-1B work visa applications fall for second year in a row

Fewer H-1B workers sought by U.S. companies

The number of applications for the controversial H-1B work visa heavily relied on by Silicon … Read more

Les Schwab CEO will retire

Borgman oversaw Bend-based company’s growth

After 11 years at the wheel of Les Schwab Tire Centers, Dick Borgman has announced … Read more

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