Domestic prices hit a record low

Fees help airlines continue healthy profits

The price of a domestic airline ticket has hit a record low, but airlines are … Read more

Ban on spouse work visas pushed

A planned employment ban for an estimated 100,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders has moved … Read more

People on the move

•Nathan Kaczmarek joined the Wallace Group as a construction services technician. He earned a bachelor’s … Read more

Bend cannabis edible company fined

Lunchbox Alchemy fined for second time

For the second time in a year, Lunchbox Alchemy, a Bend cannabis processing company that … Read more

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model 3 not recommended

Tesla’s stock price sank Thursday after Consumer Reports blasted the reliability of the company’s new … Read more

Nike is hammered on social media after Zion Williamson knee injury, shoe blowout

Nike is dealing with a public relations nightmare after Duke freshman basketball star Zion Williamson … Read more

The economic effects of a tragedy

A study finds that, nearly 150 years later, the buffalo slaughter hangs over Native American wealth

Eight years ago, an economist produced a new theory that international trade played a major … Read more

Pinterest is blocking vaccine searches

As social media companies wrestle with how to police dangerous health misinformation on their platforms, … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks decline while bonds fall U.S. stocks fell in thin trading, while Treasuries also declined … Read more

Prineville Reservoir Resort campground to close

Low-water summers might have affected business

The couple who operate Prineville Reservoir Resort want out of their lease with the U.S. … Read more

Fed officials want to maintain a key stimulus program

Amid growing worries about a slowing economy, Federal Reserve officials indicated at their meeting last … Read more

Google comes clean on mic

Nest Guard has a microphone, but buyers didn’t know

Google has admitted that Nest Guard, the keypad and motion sensor device that’s part of … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks edge higher; bonds fall U.S. stocks edged higher, while Treasuries fell after Federal Reserve … Read more

Central Oregon guitar maker finds growth overseas

From Sisters to South Korea, Preston Thompson Guitars are known for their sound

Luthier Gareth Jenkins thumped a piece of guitar-shaped wood. Not satisfied with the sound, he … Read more

Premium processing of H-1B visa resumes

Some companies left out after federal authorities last month resumed the “premium processing” option for … Read more

Dairy farmers: Whatever you call it, don’t call it milk

Industry says milk only applies to the beverage produced by cows

Al Overland is not saying you should refer to almond milk as nut juice. He’s … Read more

Effects of Musk’s tweet continue

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk settled with the SEC last year over Musk’s tweets about … Read more

Congress considering cryptocurrency regulation

In the U.S. House of Representatives, two bills with bipartisan support would direct regulators to … Read more

Executive File: John McLeod presides over Mt. Bachelor ski area

Ski area hopes to ease summer congestion on Cascade Lakes Highway

Mt. Bachelor ski area President John McLeod knows that powder days prompt a lot of … Read more

Lawmakers take a break from D.C. for CBD-infused doughnuts

It was fitting that Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden were among the first … Read more

Tariffs could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

An auto industry that many experts think already is overdue for a slowdown just got … Read more

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

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