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Washington state maritime labor is headed for a retirement cliff

When Capt. Ken Penwell’s son was looking for a job, Penwell offered to get him … Read more

Mitsubishi shows signs of life with 2018 Eclipse Cross

Back when I was learning how to drive and presidential scandals focused on interns with … Read more

Trade war threatens the U.S. newspaper industry

STERLING, Ill. — As a longtime editor of small-town newspapers, Jeff Rogers has seen his … Read more

Banks ready to handle next economic crisis

What a time to be a bank. After making it through the annual, government-run stress … Read more

What’s going up on Lava Road: wine tasting room

Elixir Wine Group builds in historic area

Owner: Elixir Wine Group General Contractor: Charles Ermisch/CE Cutting Edge Architect: BLRB Architects Details: Elixir … Read more

Beermaker to consider adding buds to suds

Another major beermaker is looking at ways to enter the marijuana business. Denver-based Molson Coors … Read more

Scooter companies’ strategy: act first, answer questions later

At first glance, it looked like a painful defeat. Mere weeks after they’d blanketed Miami … Read more

National business briefing

Energy stocks, OPEC lift markets U.S. stocks climbed following gains in Europe as OPEC's plans … Read more

Business people on the move

• Emma James has joined the Rosell Wealth Management team as client services manager. She … Read more

Sears Hometown operator says stores were profitable

Corporate office closes Madras, Prineville, Bend

The former owner of three now-closed Sears Hometown stores in Central Oregon says the business … Read more

Europe set to strike back against Trump tariffs

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The European Union is making good on its threats to retaliate against … Read more

Intel CEO resigns over past relationship

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich resigned after an investigation showed he had a consensual relationship … Read more

National business briefing

Trade fears lead to stock declines U.S. stocks fell following declines in Asia and Europe … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court: Online retail subject to sales tax

WASHINGTON — Americans have done more of their shopping online in recent years, drawn by … Read more

Business dispatches

• Cascade Street Distillery’s Broken Top Bourbon has been named one of 50 bourbons in … Read more

Mid Oregon Credit Union acquires High Desert Bank

Small bank struggled to recover from recession

Bend-based High Desert Bank has been acquired by Mid Oregon Credit Union, following approval from … Read more

Starbucks pumps the brakes in its home market

Americans’ long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end. The … Read more

Is there a smarter path to artificial intelligence?

For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • Cloudcrest Homes LLC, 20330 SE Shire Lane, $199,937 • Hayden Homes … Read more

Central Oregon unemployment rates reach historic lows

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon counties reached historic lows in May, the Oregon Employment Department … Read more

Tariff hikes hit Oregon products

Ketchup maker worries about Canadian sales

Just last month, Oregon Beef Council CEO Will Wise was standing next to the meat … Read more

Greek yogurt has new foe: product with reduced sugar

General Mills will not replace sugar with artificial sweetener

General Mills is betting that less sugar will help spark growth in the company’s slumping … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks fluctuate amid trade tension U.S. stocks fell, though major indexes traded well off session … Read more

Mobile carriers cut off location data from brokers

Sen. Wyden led probe into sales to 3rd-party tracking market

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ … Read more

U.S. threatens tariff increase to $450B

White House: China has more to lose in trade war

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on almost every Chinese product that … Read more

Edible cannabis maker expands to California

Lunchbox Alchemy to add new facility in Santa Rosa

Nothing on the outside of Lunchbox Alchemy’s plain, red and gray building in Bend hints … Read more

Retailers starting to snap up former Toys R Us stores

Many Toys R Us stores are still conducting going-out-of-business sales, but as the toy chain … Read more

National business briefing

Dow down more than 100 points U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up … Read more

Apple’s iOS 12 will share location data with 911 call

Your iPhone will soon be able to share your location data automatically if you ever … Read more

CEO of Audi arrested amid testing scandal

The chief executive of Audi, the luxury automaker owned by Volkswagen, was arrested Monday on … Read more

Video game addiction is growing

Video games work hard to hook players. Designers use predictive algorithms and principles of behavioral … Read more

Pregnancy bias lingers at U.S. workplaces

U.S. companies have spent years trying to become more welcoming to women. They have rolled … Read more

Fear of trade war is straining the global economy

LONDON — Only a few months ago, the global economy appeared to be humming, with … Read more

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