Toys R Us closings rattle nostalgic customers

At Toys R Us, emotions always seemed to run high. Wailing tantrums were pitched in … Read more

In California, a green split forms over a density push

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s an audacious proposal to get Californians out of their cars: a … Read more

Google bans Bitcoin ads

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is joining Facebook in banning advertising for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. … Read more

Wells Fargo CEO sees big boost in pay despite the bank’s scandals

Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan was awarded $17.4 million in compensation for his work last … Read more

Businesses in Sisters look ahead for a better year

Smoke, snow made 2017 a challenge for local businesses

Businesses in Sisters hope to recoup losses from a disastrous 2017, when snow closed nearby … Read more

Bend is home to the last remaining Blockbuster video store in the lower 48 states

Four Blockbuster stores operate in Alaska

It had been years since Natasha Dodson was inside a Blockbuster store, but the thrill … Read more

GrandStay Hotels comes to Sisters

Family purchases franchise for new hotel

Longtime Sisters residents Steve and Robin Rodgers are taking their knowledge of business into the … Read more

Business people on the move

• Michael Warren II, of Crook County Properties, has been selected Realtor of the Year … Read more

Bend software firm lands cannabis-related government contract

BioMauris will track medical CBD in Iowa

A Bend software company that started out in pharmaceuticals has landed its first contract in … Read more

National forest visitors spend $448 million a year in Oregon communities

Overnight stays and skiing bring more spending

National forests in Oregon receive more than 9 million visits a year, generating about $448 … Read more

Dog sent to Japan is reunited with family

Oregonians were moving to Kansas on United

WICHITA, Kan. — A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with … Read more

Researchers aren’t convinced cranberries can stop UTIs

Plagued by changing consumer preferences and growing foreign competition, U.S. cranberry growers are betting the … Read more

Disabled workers offer a clue into employment

The rise in the number of Americans not working because of disability was so persistent … Read more

A treat for tourists in San Francisco

Marijuana smoking lounges open in city after health officials finalize updated regulations

SAN FRANCISCO — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s … Read more

Dog outcry amps up pressure on United CEO

Fallout from the death of a French bulldog named Kokito continued for United Airlines on … Read more

National business briefing

U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday as industrial and tech gains were offset by losses in … Read more

Business dispatches

• Holm Made Toffee Co. has been named the winner of the 14th Annual Oregon … Read more

Cultus Lake Resort changes hands

Buyer has operated Twin Lakes since 2015

The new owners of Cultus Lake Resort are Kate and Devan Dunn, who have been … Read more

Investment advisers offer positive outlook to Central Oregon clients

Ferguson Wellman manages $178 million in Central Oregon

A Portland-based investment manager reassured high-net-worth clients in Bend on Tuesday evening that good times … Read more

Toys R Us plans to close all 800 U.S. stores; 30,000 jobs at stake

Toy store chain Toys R Us is planning to sell or close all 800 of … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

Bend • Farmstead 12 LLC, 2753 NW High Lakes Loop, $131,991 • Susan Ruzzo, 900 … Read more

Stocks slump as traders await Fed’s next move

U.S. stocks fell for the third straight day after lackluster retail sales figures fanned concern … Read more

National business briefing

Walmart expands grocery delivery The path to fast and affordable online grocery service is littered … Read more

Deschutes County job growth slowed in 2017

January unemployment rate steady 4.1 percent

Deschutes County maintained a low unemployment rate in January, 4.1 percent, despite big growth in … Read more

National business briefing

Cabinet turmoil affects market U.S. equities fell for the second straight day as markets took … Read more

Fight for 5G behind Broadcom deal block

NEW YORK — Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom’s hostile bid for U.S. … Read more

Airlines apologizes for dog’s death

United Airlines apologized Tuesday after a dog died on a flight during which it was … Read more

Lawsuit: Gender discrimination at Microsoft is systematic problem

118 gender-bias complaints were filed in 7 years, but firm finds only 1 was ‘founded’

SEATTLE — Female ­Microsoft employees in technical roles filed 118 complaints of gender discrimination with … Read more

Liquor industry encourages self-driving cars

Automakers and tech firms have long been the ones hustling to get self-driving cars on … Read more

Central Oregon investment fund open to pitches

A group of Central Oregon angel investors is accepting applications from entrepreneurs in search of … Read more

Entrepreneur plans indoor marijuana grow in Bend

Elevation 9 Farms LLC would be one of dozens in Central Oregon

An entrepreneur has set his sights on building an indoor marijuana growing facility in Central … Read more

U.S. blocks Broadcom-Qualcomm deal on national security grounds

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom’s $117 billion bid for the chipmaker Qualcomm on … Read more

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