Once-counter-culture 420 marijuana holiday goes mainstream

LOS ANGELES — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, … Read more

‘Tens of thousands of strangers’ betting millions on the Royal Baby

On the Paddy Power betting website, more than $325,000 hinged on a single unborn baby. … Read more

People on the move

•Scott Bledsoe has been appointed to the Sun Forest Construction board of directors. He has … Read more

Oliver pleads guilty to fraud

Former second-in-command at Aequitas cost investors as much as $350-600 million

For 23 years, Brian Oliver was the classic second-in-command at Aequitas Management LLC, the earnest, … Read more

Oregon population growth tapers off

The Portland area’s mid-decade growth spurt has slowed dramatically, new census numbers suggest. Population estimates … Read more

Ax throwing bar on tap for downtown Bend

In other news, Wabi Sabi Japanese store, Crow’s Feet Commons ready to move out

A bar that features ax throwing is on its way to downtown Bend, while two … Read more

Disney World sees scooter problems

Early at the Magic Kingdom entrance, it’s another day of fun about to begin as … Read more

More users affected in privacy lapse

Blog update: Millions of social media passwords were exposed

While America was consumed with the partial release of an explosive report that has shaken … Read more

Former Riverhouse employee alleges mistreatment of Hispanic housekeepers

Matthew J. Armstead claims he was fired after reporting discrimination

A housekeeping manager at Riverhouse on the Deschutes referred to Hispanic people with a racial … Read more

Bezos disputes Amazon’s market power, but his merchants feel the pinch

Fifteen years ago, Jason Boyce made a bet on Amazon that changed his life. He … Read more

Facial recognition may help you get on a plane or cruise ship faster. Should you worry about your privacy?

Say goodbye to standing in long lines clutching boarding passes and other travel documents. Step … Read more

National business briefing

Pinterest IPO valued at $12.7B Pinterest on Wednesday priced its shares at $19 each for … Read more

Smart meters coming to Bend April 29

Pacific Power will replace 76,000 meters in Central Oregon

In a little more than 10 days, Pacific Power representatives will swarm through town to … Read more

High-tech collision warnings, now for older cars?

New automobiles are reaching dealerships with all manner of sophisticated lifesaving technology, like collision-warning systems … Read more

‘Up to Herman Cain’ if he wants to pursue Fed seat, White House says

WASHINGTON — The White House appears to be giving Herman Cain an out in his … Read more

New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

Know when to fold ’em

LONDON — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding … Read more

Business dispatches

• Over the Edge Tap House, 13959 Commercial Loop, Terrebonne, applied to the OLCC March … Read more

National business briefing

Donald Trump, China savior? President Donald Trump has referred to China as “our enemy.” He … Read more

What’s going up in Redmond?

Heavy-duty truck dealership is under construction near Home Depot

Owner: D Thompson Properties General Contractor: TEC Equipment Architect: TEC Equipment Engineer: Hickman, Williams & … Read more

Next Level Burger to close Century Drive eatery

Founded in Bend five years ago, Next Level Burger will close its doors on SW … Read more

Tiger Woods’ Masters victory is a $22 million win for Nike

Tiger Woods’ improbable Masters victory will reward the few companies that stuck with him through … Read more

Deutsche Bank subpoenaed for financial records on Trump

Congressional investigators on Monday intensified their pursuit of President Donald Trump’s personal and business financial … Read more

Big Oregon oil exporter dodged spill safety drills

Zenith Energy, Oregon’s largest facilitator of crude oil exports, last year defied its agreement with … Read more

Will the 737 Max ever fly again?

Airlines likely to see problems well into the summer travel season

FORT WORTH, Texas — With the Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounded by President Donald Trump’s … Read more

Majoring in marijuana: Colleges ramp up industry training

Marijuana companies are on the prowl for new employees, but experience growing weed in the … Read more

How grieving widowed spouses can cope with financial matters

Susan Covell Alpert was crushed by grief when her 71-year-old husband, Larry, died of leukemia … Read more

What’s going up in Bend?

Dental offices under construction at Bond Street and Wilson Avenue

Dental office building: 400 SW Bond St., Bend Owner: IOU Investments General Contractor: SunWest Builders, … Read more

Delta enters the seat recline wars

Delta Air Lines will reduce the amount that seats recline on some planes by about … Read more

Massive auction planned to bolster wireless

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster … Read more

Bend home prices rebound in March

Bend area home sales rebounded in March, according to the latest report from Beacon Appraisal … Read more

Recall issued for ‘deadly’ infant sleeper

Fisher-Price recalled all of its 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers Friday, days after a … Read more

Rite Aid pharmacy to stop selling vaping, e-cigarettes

Rite Aid, one of the country’s biggest pharmacy chains, will stop selling e-cigarettes and vaping … Read more

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