Eclipse creates free-for-all on room rentals

Airbnb says most Oregon hosts are first timers

The total solar eclipse will slip over Central Oregon vacation rentals like a brown paper … Read more

Prineville hotel refunds $6,500 for lost eclipse reservations

Oregon AG fielded complaints about 12 hotels

Stafford Inn in Prineville has refunded $6,500 to six consumers who made reservations for the … Read more

No surprises at Fed meeting

The Federal Reserve delivered no surprises Wednesday after a two-day meeting of its policymaking committee. … Read more

Business dispatches

• Prestige Senior Living High Desert has received the 2017 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award … 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

Residence Inn breaks ground

Montana developer likes Bend for long-term growth

A Montana hotel developer has broken ground on a 105-room Residence Inn on SW Bond … Read more

Millennials are buying less beer

Thinking of opening a craft brewery or a bar? You might want to avoid targeting … Read more

Japan’s exotic Kit Kats entice tourists

Wasabi, green tea and sake aren’t just foods in Japan — they’re also a few … Read more

Deschutes unemployment increased in June

Largest increase in jobless rate in eight years

The unemployment rate in Deschutes County rose by 0.4 percent in June, to 3.9 percent, … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • JCIP-Simpson LLC, 1140 SW Simpson Ave., $122,000 • Metolius Housing Investment … Read more

Depressed? This app could help

A Facebook message pops up on my phone screen. “What’s going on in your world?” … Read more

Chipotle sabotage theory returns

Yet another outbreak of foodborne illness last week at Chipotle Mexican Grill did what it … Read more

Musk, Zuckerberg clash over future of artificial intelligence

Two of the technology industry’s most powerful leaders are at odds when it comes to … Read more

Bend cannabis start-up trimming its way to success

Happy Harvesting Co. founders started with $2,000

A well-manicured piece of dried marijuana flower doesn’t just happen. It takes a steady hand, … Read more

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 Filed July 18 • Beth Larsen, 61237 King Solomon Lane, Bend Filed July … Read more

Bush’s Baked Beans recalled because of defective cans

Certain cans of Bush’s Best Baked Beans — Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style … Read more

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

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