Outdoor group plans industry awards

Bend Outdoor Worx, an accelerator for the outdoor industry, will make awards in four categories … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Carmen Rentals LLC to Theodore C. Fowler, Second Addition to Bend Park, … Read more

Moms love this breast pump; venture capitalists, not so much

Before her first meetings with venture capitalists, Janica Alvarez thought she could have a professional … Read more

Bouncing back to brick and mortar

Retailers shift focus away from online shopping and into their physical stores

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has spent more than a decade adapting to the arrival of online … Read more

2017 Honda Civic Si balances affordability, practicality, fun

The sign indicated curves ahead. The road was so newly paved it didn’t have a … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Brian and Tamara D. Glass to Thomas and Canliss J. Junor, trustees … Read more

Business people on the move

• Jesse Knori has joined Ascent Architecture & Interiors as a designer. An internationally ranked … Read more

Tiny-house builder plans cottage neighborhood

Jesse Russell hopes to build 22 small houses around The Shire

Tiny-house builder Jesse Russell has dreamed since early 2016 of building a neighborhood for people … Read more

Thriving outside the box

Why neighborhood toy stores are thriving while Toys R Us goes bankrupt

Ella Wiesenfelder has been coming to Barstons Child’s Play her whole life, so naturally it’s … Read more

Sprint, T-Mobile said to be closing in on merger deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sprint and T-Mobile are again reportedly close to agreeing to tentative … Read more

Business dispatches

• High Desert Museum and The Museum at Warm Springs have collectively received a $110,652 … Read more

Bend-Redmond leads nation in 2016 GDP growth

Finance, insurance, real estate led growth

The Bend-Redmond metropolitan area posted one of the highest rates of economic growth in the … Read more

Facebook to give ads to Congress

WASHINGTON — Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the … Read more

Toys R Us still plans to hire seasonal workers

Company filed for bankruptcy

Toys R Us Inc. said Thursday it plans to again hire thousands of part-time workers … Read more

Trix is up to its old tricks

NEW YORK — Trix will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly … Read more

Growing dispute

Monsanto’s new GMO soybean seed and weed killer have divided farmers

Farmers planted a new kind of seed on 25 million acres of soybean and cotton … Read more

Amazon plans to double N.Y. staff

SEATTLE — It’s not a second headquarters, but Amazon.com says it will add 2,000 employees … Read more

Bend HR veteran creates software to help peers through crises

InvestiPro wants to be TurboTax of workplace investigations

For most of her 26-year career in human resources, Dana Barbato was someone other HR … Read more

Big brands buy small, aiming to stay hip

Big companies are good at lots of things. Managing complex supply chains. Buying in bulk … Read more

Amazon ‘reviewing’ after bomb ingredients suggested as items sold together

LONDON — Amazon said on Wednesday that it was reviewing its website after a British … Read more

Building permits for Bend, Redmond and Deschutes County

City of Bend • Lands Bend Inc., 1537 SE Lorenzo Drive, $156,288 • James B. … Read more

Electric vehicle company raises close to $20M

EUGENE — Arcimoto, an Oregon-based electric vehicle company, raised nearly $20 million in a recent … Read more

Bend tourism businesses tally losses in August

Lackluster eclipse turnout, smoke ended summer season early

With thousands of people slated to visit Central Oregon for the total solar eclipse, August … Read more

Central Oregon unemployment rates rise as job seekers enter market

Deschutes County unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in August

Unemployment rates rose in Central Oregon in August, as more job seekers entered the labor … Read more

‘Ugly’ Crocs making a comeback

Crocs’ decision to stick to its classic foam clog lifts it out of a sales slump

Crocs, perhaps the most polarizing shoe of our time, is making a comeback. The company’s … Read more

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy amid struggle to pay billions in debt

Iconic toy store chain Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday night after struggling for … Read more

Employer health plans stable as premiums soar in marketplace

In sharp contrast to the soaring health insurance premiums in many Affordable Care Act marketplaces, … Read more

Amish still use the buggy, but smartphones are catching on

A young woman, wearing a traditional full-length Amish dress and white bonnet, stepped away from … Read more

Down payment with a catch: host Airbnb

“If only we had the down payment” may be one of the most frequent complaints … Read more

Rolling Stone founder wants to sell

Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner is putting the magazine up for sale, marking a new … Read more

Student loan creditor, fined for ‘false’ suits, must halt collections

One of the nation’s largest holders of private student-loan debt must refund millions of dollars … Read more

High-end wheel maker has global footprint

Bend-based Knight Composites marks third anniversary

The Bend headquarters of Knight Composites LLC combines front office, showroom and workshop into one … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Troy G. and Beverly D. Brown to Barry and Shanna Geigle, Sugar … Read more

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