Hyperloop dreams for fast travel take shape

MOAPA, Nev. — California just decided to sharply scale back its plans for a high-speed … Read more

China: U.S. is blocking tech development

BEIJING — China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the … Read more

National business briefing

Push for Facebook oversight in U.K. After 18 months investigating Facebook and online misinformation, a … Read more

Deschutes Brewery in Bend uses predictive models to save time and money

Brewery no longer staffed 24 hours a day

Deschutes Brewery is shaving one to two days per batch off its fermentation process by … Read more

Politics comes with a cost for Trump’s business

NEW YORK — When President Donald Trump took office, his critics feared that he would … Read more

Small businesses have new tax break, many ‘ifs’

Small businesses may be able to receive a big tax break this year, thanks to … Read more

Airlines to allow ‘nonbinary’ gender choice

DALLAS — American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue confirmed Friday they are in the … Read more

Young South Koreans vie for secure government jobs

SEOUL, South Korea — For more than three years, 26-year-old Juhee Kim has been studying … Read more

COCC dean will lead Central Oregon Small Business Development Center

A former Central Oregon Community College dean has been named director of the Central Oregon … Read more

Amazon lets customers create apps for Alexa

Amazon is enlisting customers to create voice-controlled games, broadcast lectures and sermons, and turn blogs … Read more

Opioid maker used a rap video to push powerful painkiller

BOSTON — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around … Read more

Payless ShoeSource to close all U.S. stores

NEW YORK — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the … Read more

People on the move

• Ellen Grover and Erin MacDonald were elected as managing partners at Karnopp Petersen LLP … Read more

Futurist urges Central Oregon businesses to experiment

Economic Development for Central Oregon hosts Pablos Holman at annual lunch

To succeed in today’s climate, businesses need to get out of their comfort zones and … Read more

Efficiency killed the biggest airliner ever

TOULOUSE, France — Since a solo flight by the Wright brothers on the shore of … Read more

No New York Amazon HQ

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — When Amazon.com launched its nationwide search for a location for … Read more

Facebook faces multibillion-dollar fine over privacy

The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multibillion-dollar fine that would settle … Read more

JPMorgan is banking on cryptocurrency

In 2017, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, declared bitcoin a “fraud” and said any … Read more

National business briefing

Trumps scuttle plan for hotels In the early months of the Trump administration, with the … Read more

Bend landlords complain about Oregon’s rent control bill

Landlords look to evict problem tenants before Senate Bill 608 passes

As president of the Central Oregon Rental Owners Association, Melody Luelling has been fielding a … Read more

Bend coworking space provides free office to startup founders

BendTech will support a new founder each quarter

Starting in March, the BendTech coworking space on SW Emkay Drive will make one of … Read more

Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 for crash concern

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is aware of at least five accidents involving the best-selling … Read more

Banks want hit of the business

The U.S. banking industry has a marijuana problem. Cannabis is legal in more than two … Read more

The margin of error for CEO behavior is shrinking

The resignation of REI’s CEO over an undisclosed relationship shows a higher standard is now expected of higher-ups

Having a consensual relationship with an employee or an outside client is seen as a … Read more

National business briefing

Silicon Valley job market slows In 2018, Silicon Valley added 35,600 jobs, compared with a … Read more

Bend breweries try to keep six-pack can carriers out of landfills

Hard plastic carriers aren’t recyclable in Deschutes County

Two Bend brewers want to help recycle the six-pack can carriers used on their beers … Read more

Oregon beer pioneer to close in March

PORTLAND — BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the … Read more

Job openings reach record high

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly … Read more

IRS phone help plummeted in shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in … Read more

Bend home prices rise on lower volume

The median sale price of single-family homes in the Bend area reached $450,000 in January, … Read more

On average, U.S. iPhone owners spent $79 on in-app purchases

With its iPhone sales declining, Apple is relying on phone-based subscriptions and services to be … Read more

National business briefing

Trump flexible on tariff deadline President Donald Trump said he is open to letting a … Read more

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