How a rising minimum wage affects jobs in Seattle

Three years ago, Seattle became one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to embrace … Read more

‘Amazon is an octopus’ — but remember when it only did books?

When Jeff Bezos first launched Amazon.com in 1994, he gave himself a 30 percent chance … Read more

Small aircraft populate Deschutes County

Hobbyists and corporate jet travelers fill skies over Bend

A commercial airline pilot, Mike McGinn discovered Central Oregon in 1989 when he was based … Read more

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman is no mouse

My first drive in a Mini was in Paris in the late 1970s. It was … Read more

Will electric buses juice California’s economy?

LOS ANGELES — Tesla’s Elon Musk transformed electric cars into objects of desire. Can Proterra … Read more

Slime time: Homemade goo is big business

DIY enthusiasts capitalize on the trend that shows no signs of ending

“Slime is about the noise,” said Goldie Bronson, a Los Angeles fifth-grader. “Most people like … Read more

OR Treasurer hears development pitch

Read trip included OSU-Cascades campus tour

Improving Oregon’s competitive standing in the economic and educational arenas means putting values before money, … Read more

Flying boat lands in Prineville

Seattle engineers revived familiar aircraft design

PRINEVILLE — A trio of Seattle engineers landed at the Prineville Airport on Friday to … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Brian D. and Kristin E. Marshall to Erin K. Gage-Fitzpatrick and Christopher … Read more

Business people on the move

• Ryan Culp is the new Sunriver and La Pine area economic development director for … Read more

Filed June 15 17CV25084 — Ally Financial Inc. v. Stephen R. A. Vierra, complaint, $14,809.42. … Read more

Hotel developer eyes Third Street site

Hotel group would add Holiday Inn Express

A Springfield hotel developer hopes to build a Holiday Inn Express on South Third Street, … Read more

LaLonde named Deschutes CEO

In reality, the chief exec since 2010

Deschutes Brewery named Michael LaLonde the president and CEO of the company Wednesday, making a … Read more

Grocery shoppers gain edge

Low-cost rivals force traditional stores to cut prices

It’s a rough time to be a grocery store, with competition from new rivals squeezing … Read more

A shot at $1B

George Clooney’s ‘perfect’ tequila company is making him even richer

But almost by accident, it did. On Wednesday, spirits giant Diageo bought Casamigos for up … Read more

Shkreli, readies for trial: ‘I’m so innocent’

Martin Shkreli, former hedge fund manager, “pharma bro” and self-styled all-around bad boy, sat in … Read more

Business dispatches

• Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association is hosting an open house from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. … 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

The internet mauls malls

Online shopping’s one-click convenience is destroying retail outlets across the country

LOS ANGELES — Allenby Arakielian, a longtime resident of Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood, remembers … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • Northpointe Holdings Inc., 63842 Hunters Circle, $208,706 • Pahlisch Homes Inc., … Read more

Fired employee sues Broken Top Club

Muslim plaintiff alleges discriminatory labor practices

A former employee of Broken Top Club, the private golf course and restaurant in southwest … Read more

May data details employment patterns

Numbers reveal brewers and telecommuters

The unemployment rate in Central Oregon was little changed in May, except for a 0.3 … Read more

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 Filed June 13 • Stephen L. Kearney, 63003 NW Fresca St., Burns • … Read more

Oregon tourism marketing budget doubles

Central Oregon wants to build air service fund

Travel Oregon expects to have twice as much money to spend over the next two … Read more

Liquor and cannabis stores stocking up for eclipse

Eclipse crowds coming, and Rainbows, too

Craig Palmer, owner of the OK Garage and Grocery, in Long Creek, Grant County, is … Read more

EDCO hires new S. Deschutes manager

Economic Development for Central Oregon added a new employee to its roster last week. Ryan … Read more

BendBroadband upgrades left some disconnected

Subscribers to BendBroadband internet service with accessibility problems following a system upgrade should contact customer … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Cloudcrest Homes LLC to Jacob R. and Aurora A. Smith, Angus Acres … Read more

Sunriver Brewing staged for Idaho expansion

New equipment doubles brewing capacity

SUNRIVER — The brewery that takes its name from this vacation-centric community is anything but … Read more

Cannabis industry looking to bitcoin

Cannabis companies are turning to the world’s most popular digital currency in an effort to … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Aaron and Laura Fishman, trustees of the Fishman Family Trust, to Maynard … Read more

Bend Studio hypes “Days Gone” but offers no release date

Video game’s evolution includes zombie-like bear

The lead developers at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Bend Studio wrapped up a premier video game … Read more

Apple nabs Sony chiefs

LOS ANGELES — As Apple takes the plunge into original television-style content, it has hired … Read more

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