Companies hand out bonuses instead of raises after tax cuts

On Wednesday, yet another company — this time Apple, which pledged to give $2,500 restricted … Read more

Amazon picks 20 finalists for second headquarters

Cities mostly in the Midwest, South and the East Coast

SEATTLE — Amazon said Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for … Read more

Petitioners seek to make net neutrality law in Oregon

A bipartisan group of Oregonians has filed an initiative petition requiring internet service providers to … Read more

Business dispatches

• Red Door Realty has moved to its permanent location at 1860 NE Fourth St., … Read more

Snow shovel inventories gather dust in Bend

Greater demand for mouse traps than de-icer

Red, yellow and blue snow shovels stood at attention at the Bend Ace Hardware & … Read more

Marijuana groups form West Coast alliance

Collaboration to aid lobbying efforts in state capitals

Advocacy groups in Oregon, California and Washington joined forces Wednesday to form a West Coast … Read more

Apple promises 20,000 jobs in U.S. within next 5 years

Apple, the world’s most valuable company, said Wednesday it will spend $350 billion in development … Read more

Nestle sells its U.S. candy business, to acquire a vitamin company

Analysts are calling it a $2.8 billion testament to Americans’ changing tastes in food: On … Read more

Stocks soar to more record highs

U.S. stocks rose to fresh highs as companies continued to indicate the tax overhaul will … Read more

Oregon tourism added jobs in December

The Oregon unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged in December at 4.1 percent, the Oregon Employment … Read more

Building permits for Deschutes County and Bend

Deschutes County • Hayden Homes LLC, 2751 SW 46th Court, Redmond, $260,736.33 • Edward D. … Read more

FiveTalent turns to Portland labor market

CEO says lack of tech personnel held back growth

Five Talent Software is opening a Portland office to overcome a labor shortage in Bend, … Read more

Walden would extend the two-year brewers’ tax cut

Bill co-sponsored by Wyden was shortened by GOP

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, said Friday he favors extending the two-year tax break … Read more

AGs urge Congress to move on cannabis banking

Rosenblum and 18 others signed letter sent Tuesday

Nineteen state attorneys general, including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, urged Congress in a letter … Read more

Attorneys general seek to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON — A group of 22 Democratic state attorneys general, including those from California, New … Read more

5 ways the future of retail is already here

NEW YORK — Americans’ shopping habits are quickly changing, which means retailers and tech start-ups … Read more

7-Eleven introduces healthier products

Like thousands of U.S. convenience stores, many 7-Eleven stores cram rows of snacks between a … Read more

Business News at a Glance

GM advises Trump to update NAFTA General Motors’ chief executive urged the Trump administration on … Read more

First Interstate Bank sues to collect on airplane loans

Former Bank of the Cascades loaned $3 million

First Interstate Bank is trying to collect on nearly $3 million in aircraft loans, which … Read more

Early look at cars of 2018 and future

DETROIT — It’s the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International … Read more

Ford says it will invest $11B in electrification

DETROIT — Ford plans to increase its investment in electrification to $11 billion by 2022, … Read more

Briefing

Airbus A380 may cease production Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380, the … Read more

China’s GAC readies 2019 U.S. launch

DETROIT — Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China … Read more

Armed pot patients face tough choice

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is … Read more

Sustainable practices profit cannabis companies

Incentives benefit companies like Bend’s Deschutes Growery

Ten years have passed since Justin Clapick and Travis Busack started growing medical marijuana in … Read more

Property tranactions for Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties

Deschutes County • David P. Boberg to Richard L. and Gayle M. Austin, trustees of … Read more

Wearable tech gets smaller and smarter

First there were fitness wearables. Then the focus turned to fashionable wearables. The latest evolution, … Read more

2019 Honda Insight aims to be America’s favorite hybrid

Honda will make its latest pitch for recognition as a leader in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles … Read more

Holiday retail sales highest since recession

Shoppers came out in force during the holidays, driven by a strengthening economy, high consumer … Read more

Inside Uber’s $100,000 payment to a hacker, and the fallout

The ride-hailing company deals with at least 4 lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO — “Hello Joe,” read the November 2016 email from someone identifying himself as … Read more

Facebook shares decline in light of changes to its news feed

Facebook Inc. said it’s making major changes to its flagship social network, shifting users’ news … Read more

Business people on the move

• Alexis Martin has joined Cascadian Group LLC, as director of sales and business development. … Read more

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