In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s … Read more

Law firms lag in equity for women

Progress is static for females trying to rise to the top

Even as more women add a law degree to their résumés, carving out a successful … Read more

Microsoft Paint’s days could be numbered

When Microsoft previewed Windows to InfoWorld magazine in 1983, two years before the now-ubiquitous operating … Read more

Apple hires rock-solid actor to try to get you to fall in love with Siri

Apple wants everyone to like Siri. Everyone — it seems — likes Dwayne “the Rock” … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Angela M. Drake to Stacey L. Klar, Starwood, Lot 13, BLock 11, … Read more

Nostalgia drives appetite for no-bake cookie made in Bend

No-Bake Cookie Co. products are sold in 6,500 stores

Today, The No-Bake Cookie Co. is a stand-alone business with its products sold in more … Read more

Snail slime aims for beauty mainstream

Snail slime. On your face. All for the sake of beauty. And, hopefully, a handsome … Read more

Property transactions for Deschutes County

Deschutes County • Nicole Zukas to Claude and Letha Crocker, Oakview Phase 6, Lot 8, … Read more

Deschutes County civil suits

Filed July 13 17CV29362 — Ray Klein Inc. v. Marianne V Thomas, complaint, $10,716.97. 17CV29365 … Read more

Uber opens in-app tipping for Central Oregon drivers

Riders’ tipping habits vary

Uber driver Michael Honey of Bend has given about 30 rides so far and received … Read more

United Airlines says it’s bumping fewer passengers since dragging scandal

United Airline’s image took a beating in April because of an ugly incident caught on … Read more

Entrepreneurs court Texas investors in cannabis ‘green rush’

AUSTIN — It was California-based Arcview Group’s 24th cannabis industry investor pitch forum, and the … Read more

Summit Bank plans larger Bend branch

Central Oregon drove Q2 growth

Summit Bank posted second-quarter income of $960,000, or 23 cents per share, the bank announced … Read more

Les Schwab sued over short lunch breaks

A suit filed in Multnomah County court alleges Les Schwab Tire Centers of Portland Inc. … Read more

Business people on the move

• Tami Trout has joined the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership as a senior consultant. She … Read more

Online black markets shut down

U.S. and European authorities said Thursday that they had shut down two of the largest … Read more

Exxon fined after violating sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department on Thursday fined Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating sanctions … Read more

Rental trucks scarce until September

Movers in high demand

As if moving wasn’t one of life’s most stressful events, it’s made tougher this summer … Read more

The writing is on the wall

Stores selling pens closing across the nation

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Daly’s Pen Shop is something of a museum. It has custom-made cabinets … Read more

Cars may soon detect deer caught in the headlights

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — One morning in early June, Jim LaPointe was driving on the … Read more

Big CEOs bring in big bucks in 2016

Execs made 271 times the typical American worker

CEO pay may not be quite as high as it once was, but the numbers … Read more

Cloud computing boosts Microsoft

SEATTLE — A few years ago, Microsoft appeared to be another tech has-been, having whiffed … 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

Business dispatches

• Total Property Resources, a Bend-based real estate firm, opened its fourth Oregon office in … Read more

Bend median home price, inflation adjusted, still below ‘07 peak

High-water mark prompts speculation on rising costs

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker Nicolette Rice helped a client sell a house on the … Read more

McCormick to acquire French’s mustard in $4.2B deal

LONDON — McCormick & Co. will account for more space in U.S. cupboards after agreeing … Read more

Google Glass makes a return — to the workplace

The much-ridiculed augmented-reality goggles from Google, once known as Google Glass, are back after two … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • David and Kori E. Blankenship, 1575 NW Elgin Ave., $142,390 • … Read more

Innovation Day draws 170 attendees

Sponsors hope to grow event

Organizers of Bend’s first Innovation Day hoped to inspire attendees to be innovative in their … Read more

From immigrant to winemaker

Mexican transplant Rolando Herrera made his dreams come true in Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. — Rolando Herrera runs Mi Sueno Winery in Napa Valley, which annually produces … Read more

China disrupts WhatsApp messaging software

SHANGHAI — The last of Facebook’s major products that still worked in China was disrupted … Read more

Prineville airport added to drone program

Warm Springs range needs runways for some UAS tests

The Warm Springs test range for unmanned aircraft systems, or drone technology, expanded in June … Read more

Tourism, construction led June job growth in Oregon

Oregon employers added 8,500 jobs in June, the largest monthly increase since February 2016, the … Read more

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