Ockert leaving Deschutes Brewery after three years

Craft brewing veteran lent expertise in growth phase of Bend beer maker

Karl Ockert, the Deschutes Brewery director of brewery operations, will be leaving the company at … Read more

Applebee’s and IHOP’s new recipe for success: technology, takeout and takeovers

With free birthday breakfast meals and all-you-can-eat riblets, the IHOP and Applebee’s restaurant chains became … Read more

Fed officials: Economy is ready for higher rates

WASHINGTON — ­Robust economic growth has increased the confidence of Federal Reserve officials that the … Read more

National business briefing

Fed minutes make market ripples U.S. stocks ended lower for a second day, while the … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

Bend • SGS Development LLC, 2802 NE Faith Drive, $183,993 • Long Term Bend Investors … Read more

Bend affordable housing completed six months behind schedule

Housing Works blames Portland firm’s inability to recruit subcontractors

Twenty-four families in need of affordable housing will soon be able to move into townhomes … Read more

AI is getting cheaper, making it easier to misuse

SAN FRANCISCO — A Silicon Valley startup recently unveiled a drone that can set a … Read more

Investors will win as buybacks increase

NEW YORK — It’s just what the GOP said we’d hear from a CEO after … Read more

AT&T loses bid to see White House call logs for trial

WASHINGTON — A federal judge blocked AT&T’s move to obtain communication logs between the Justice … Read more

National business briefing

U.S. stocks fall with Treasuries U.S. stocks halted a six-day rally as disappointing results from … Read more

Albertsons to buy Rite Aid in cash-and-stock takeover deal

Grocer Albertsons will buy drugstore chain Rite Aid in a deal that would accelerate the … Read more

Couple tend fields of lavender in Tumalo

No rest for the Knights in retirement

A fresh, earthy scent fills the air at Gordon and Judy Knight’s Tumalo Lavender farm, … Read more

Workplace alcohol not always an advantage, study finds

Young job seekers sometimes see values conflict

A study published Monday by an Oregon State University researcher suggests a keg on tap … Read more

JPMorgan: Inflation, rising wages good for stocks

Investors rattled by the recent bout of equity selling, take heart: the fears about rising … Read more

With traffic, Seattle embraces the telecommute

SEATTLE — Five years ago, as tunnel-boring Bertha was about to arrive in Seattle, local … Read more

National business briefing

Uber lawsuit gets class certification A federal lawsuit alleging that Uber stiffed its drivers of … Read more

Many cannabis growers still haven’t joined system

More than a month after California’s regulation of marijuana began, only a small number of … Read more

Bitcoin thieves threaten real violence for virtual currencies

SAN FRANCISCO — The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried … Read more

Bend restaurant workers gain employer-paid health insurance

Owners say they want to keep employees, keep them happy

At age 33, Gordon Benzer is enjoying health insurance benefits for the first time since … Read more

Older artists starting to sell more online

Suzanne Massion has been making art her whole life. Massion, now 72 and living outside … Read more

Publisher’s story shows that pulp is not dead

Print books are back. I think. “People thought physical books were goners,” said Jed Lyons, … Read more

Bolder style, performance for Acura’s sporty TLX A-Spec

Admittedly, it’s a mouthful: the 2018 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec. The TLX marks the merger … Read more

5 Tips to weather a turbulent stock market

The stock market has been shaken by turbulence in the last few weeks, something it … Read more

Instacart grocery delivery to start in Bend

Online service takes the hassle out of grocery shopping

Central Oregon shoppers starting next week will be able to go online or use an … Read more

Oregon expects a steady marijuana tax stream

Increased demand compensates for falling prices

The falling price of marijuana will not significantly impact the amount of sales tax Oregon … Read more

National business briefing

Trump calls for tariffs on metals The Trump administration declared imports of steel and aluminum … Read more

Enjoy your guacamole; It’s keeping this town in Mexico safe

The U.S. avocado craze helps farmers fund their local police force

AGUACATE SUR, Mexico — Avocados may be the key ingredient in one of America’s favorite … Read more

Tetherow resort schedules job fair

Tetherow, the resort just southwest of Bend, is holding a job fair Feb. 26, according … Read more

Electricity-generating windows in the works

BERKELEY, Calif. — When it comes to a sustainable future, scientists aren’t seeing clearly. Researchers … Read more

SEC stops trading of 3 crypto-linked firms

The Securities and Exchange Commission has halted trading in three companies that claimed acquisitions of … Read more

Business people on the move

• Kim Reyes, Aspen Clayton and Mike Louch are Alpine Real Estate top producers for … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks gain as tech firms rise NEW YORK — Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks … Read more

Well-paid tech workers priced out in Bay Area

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bay Area home prices are out of reach for many middle-income … Read more

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