Oil tanker traffic in Northwest waters could soar with approval of pipeline

SEATTLE — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week approved a major expansion of the … Read more

Allegiant returns to Redmond with flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix

New service is scheduled to begin in October

For about two months this fall, Central Oregon travelers will be able to choose between … Read more

Oregon House approves driver’s license bill

Law would allow immigrants living illegally in the U.S. to get a license

Oregon moved one step closer to allowing immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to obtain … Read more

Report: Bend home prices reach new high in May

Other readings of the market are not as rosy

After a volatile winter, the Bend housing market seems on track for another summer with … Read more

National business briefing

Google to invest $1B for housing After two decades of extraordinary growth by tech companies … Read more

Nike, other brands hurt independent shoe stores

Popular shoemakers require minimum orders that mom-and-pop stores cannot afford

BELFAST, Maine — Colburn Shoe Store, established in 1832, advertises itself as the oldest shoe … Read more

Factory in Israel delayed; Hillsboro on track

Israeli media report Intel is delaying construction of an $11 billion factory there amid declining … Read more

Trump says he may remove Fed chairman

President Donald Trump opened the door Tuesday to possibly attempting to fire Federal Reserve Chair … Read more

Business dispatches

• Deschutes Trails Coalition will award $30,000 through its 2019 Small Project Grants program for … Read more

Trump says he will meet with China's Xi at G-20

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday morning that Chinese leader Xi Jinping had agreed … Read more

Facebook plans cryptocurrency

Libra digital token will be backed by government currencies

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create an alternative financial system … Read more

National business briefing

Tech firms lead stock advance U.S. equities gained, led by FANG shares, while European stocks … Read more

India slaps back at U.S. with tariffs of its own

India lobbed a small but strategic strike in President Donald Trump’s trade war, slapping retaliatory … Read more

Boeing announces delay of new 777X’s 1st flight

PARIS — Boeing’s big new 777X jet, the first of which rolled out of the … Read more

Domino’s will start delivering pizzas via an autonomous vehicle

Service will begin this fall in some major U.S. cities

For months now, the robotics company Nuro has been using electric, self-driving vehicles to deliver … Read more

Redmond Grocery Outlet plays pivotal role in chain’s history

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. plans public stock offering

The Redmond Grocery Outlet sells everything from odd lots of organic canned beans to sriracha … Read more

Grand Ronde tribes plan to buy closed Blue Heron paper mill in Oregon City

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde plan to buy the shut-down Blue Heron paper mill … Read more

Salmon technology: Lab-grown fish is coming

Salmon has become the guinea pig of the seas when it comes to using technology … Read more

Card collectors cry fraud

Retouching the Mona Lisa is restoration, but a Mickey Mantle? Originality is the name of the game

A scandal in the world of baseball card collecting threatens to undermine the value of … Read more

Bribes help foreign sales to China’s hospitals

BEIJING — A trip to the sauna. A golf club membership. Luxury watches. Neatly packed … Read more

Craft beer overflowing in Oregon

Competition has forced some Portland breweries to close

They’re the brands this beer town was built on: Portland Brewing, BridgePort, Widmer Brothers. For … Read more

Brand new Hemp industry has no standard weight, quantity

Wheat sells by the bushel, but what do you call a unit of hemp?

AURORA — A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of … Read more

People on the move

• Sara Crosswhite has been appointed as the Deschutes County 911 director. She has been … Read more

National business briefing

Mortgages at risk in deregulation The Trump administration’s urgency to free Fannie Mae and Freddie … Read more

Hydrogen fuel is on the verge or reality

Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past … Read more

Driverless semis to roll down Florida highways

New law means remotely driven trucks could be on road next year in sunshine state

Driverless semitrucks could be sharing Florida highways as early as next year, and there will … Read more

OSU establishes hemp research center

Deschutes County is one of Oregon’s top hemp producers

Oregon State University announced plans on Thursday to launch the nation’s largest hemp research center … Read more

Legal pot makes it harder to recruit truck drivers

WASHINGTON — As the trucking industry struggles with a driver shortage, the president of a … Read more

Small retail struggles in Bay Area while tech sector booms

While Silicon Valley’s tech sector is thriving, cranking out IPOs and flooding the region with … Read more

National business briefing

Factory jobs going to new firms, oil In President Donald Trump’s first two years in … Read more

Pacific Power to cut electricity to prevent fires

Utility says power shut-off would be a last resort during extreme wildfire conditions

Pacific Power plans to shut off electricity during extreme conditions that could lead to wildfire, … Read more

Visit the auto dealer for service, stay for the movie

Auto service is generating more revenue, so dealers are providing customer service

The waiting rooms attached to auto service departments tend to be dismal places, with stale … Read more

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