National business briefing

Stocks fall; bond slide deepens U.S. stocks stumbled as renewed selling in technology shares overshadowed … Read more

Party City offers Ramadan decorations, a first for a big U.S. retailer

For the first time, a major U.S. retailer is offering a dedicated line of decorations … Read more

University to employ self-driving shuttle buses

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A pair of self-driving shuttle buses should begin motoring around Ann … Read more

Wages rise in Deschutes County’s tight labor market

Some sectors see double-digit wage growth over three years

There are more jobs in Deschutes County then job seekers, forcing employers to raise wages … Read more

Wells Fargo may face $1 billion fine

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are preparing to fine megabank Wells Fargo about $1 billion for … Read more

Coffee industry discusses need to improve diversity

SEATTLE — Coffee farmers, buyers, roasters, retailers and baristas from around the world are gathering … Read more

Internet-connected rental scooters driving cities crazy

Municipal leaders getting complaints about scooter riders behaving badly

You’ll find them obstructing sidewalks in Austin, draped on trash cans in San Francisco and … Read more

Business dispatches

• NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market has opened vendor registration for the 2018 market season. The … Read more

National business briefing

Hulu makes gains The streaming service Hulu is worth about $8.7 billion. But that remains … Read more

Hemp growers wait for new rules

Oregon will allow hemp growers to sell CBD products in pot shops

Industrial hemp growers who make cannabidiol, or CBD, wanted to be able to put their … Read more

Summit Bank posts higher earnings

Summit Bank reported Wednesday it had first-quarter earnings of $1.15 million, or 28 cents per … Read more

CycleBar fitness studio comes to Old Mill

Indoor cycling franchise to open in June

CycleBar, an international indoor cycling franchise, will open June 7 in the Old Mill District … Read more

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

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