Amazon to launch mobile ads on its shopping app has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the $129 billion … Read more

Mortgage rates are continuing free fall with no end in sight

Global and domestic economic concerns continue to drive down mortgage rates. According to the latest … Read more

Millions of Facebook user passwords were not stored securely

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, … Read more

Boeing jets lacked two optional safety features

As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control … Read more

Bend shopping center awaits Chick-fil-A groundbreaking

Chipotle plans drive-through for Robal Road Village

Robal Road Village in Bend could see one of its most-anticipated tenants, Chick-fil-A, start construction … Read more

Snowstorm drags down Bend hotel occupancy

Tourism expected to rebound with spring break

The big snow event of late February affected hotel and vacation rental occupancy rates in … Read more

Redmond gun manufacturer backs Capitol rally

Radian Weapons Company donates $100,000 to protest gun bills in Salem

Redmond’s Radian Weapons is donating $100,000 from sales of gun accessories to support a rally … Read more

Pentagon opens Boeing-related inquiry

Acting defense chief may have promoted his former company

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s inspector general said Wednesday that it was investigating complaints that … Read more

Astrology app set to disrupt ‘mystical services sector’

Any entity created on this planet comes into the world with a star chart, dominated … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks end lower despite Fed news U.S. equities enjoyed a brief recovery, before fading again … Read more

Google gets in on gaming over the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO — Google introduced a new video game service on Tuesday that allows people … Read more

Transportation secretary calls for inquiry into Boeing 737 Max 8

WASHINGTON — The U.S. transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, on Tuesday asked her agency’s internal watchdog … Read more

Major ad changes coming to Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit … Read more

The US has become a nation of streamers

More households subscribe to streaming than traditional TV, according to new report

For the first time, a higher percentage of households in the U.S. subscribe to a … Read more

Business dispatches

• Lora DiCarlo, a Bend-based startup that designed a sex toy for women, received a … Read more

National business briefing

Fed eyes inflation Federal Reserve officials say they’re willing to tolerate an overshoot of their … Read more

Housing Works director hopes to keep up pace of building

Agency oversees more than 1,000 rental units in Central Oregon

When David Brandt first came to Central Oregon in 2009 as city manager of Redmond, … Read more

Case could reveal gun-maker’s marketing efforts

From the day they stood together to announce their lawsuit in their Bridgeport, Connecticut, attorney’s … Read more

How Boeing, FAA OK’d 737 flight control system

As Boeing hustled in 2015 to catch up to Airbus and certify its new 737 … Read more

Oregon firm caught up in federal probe

Investigation tracks protected timber to Roseburg Forest Products

Four years of investigation into the illegal timber trade in West Africa led an environmental … Read more

National business briefing

Momentum of equities continues U.S. equity benchmarks rose at the start of a week filled … Read more

Deschutes County is Oregon’s third-largest hemp growing county

Industrial hemp projected to be $1 billion commodity in Oregon

Oregon’s industrial hemp crop is poised to grow past $1 billion as products containing CBD, … Read more

BMW is thinning its lineup to cut costs

BMW will weed out its model lineup to reduce costs as the German luxury-car maker … Read more

A redesign or a ‘keep out’ sign for the homeless?

PHILADELPHIA — On Mondays, members of a running group with the organization Back on My … Read more

Relaxed standards

‘All the men are psyched’ about a big bank’s new dress code — but for everyone else, it’s complicated

Goldman Sachs, one of the last bastions of crisp-collared, bespoke-suited workplace attire, has loosened up. … Read more

Furniture for the disabled, thanks to 3D printers

Extended couch legs that make it easier to get off the sofa. An oversize switch … Read more

Sisters homeowners sue to stop mandatory gifts for charitable housing

Lawsuit say Hayden Homes’ community charitable fee is illegal in Oregon

A homeowners association in Sisters says the deed restriction that Hayden Homes created to support … Read more

Portland-area home sales slow year over year

Portland-area home sales picked up in February from a winter slump but remained cooler than … Read more

Tech giants to face a ‘reckoning,’ state attorneys general warn

Some of the country’s most powerful state attorneys general are signaling they’re willing to take … Read more

This beer started with 131-year-old yeast

Ingredients extracted from bottles found in the shipwreck of the SS Oregon

ALBANY, N.Y. — The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams’ new ale isn’t its hoppy … Read more

National business briefing

Tesla Model Y finally unveiled Tesla has unveiled a compact sport-utility vehicle called the Model … Read more

People on the Move

• John Snippen, a principal broker and Realtor at Coldwell Banker Morris in Bend, was … Read more

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