National business briefing

CEOs get $800K raise last year Pay for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies climbed … Read more

SpaceX launches 60 internet satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s highly anticipated entrance into the satellite industry kicked off Thursday … Read more

Regulators approve the most expensive drug ever

Treatment with Zolgensma, which is for a rare disorder in babies, will cost $2.125 million

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys … Read more

People on the Move

• Chris Thome, Tristan Shepherd and Matti Sjoblom-Chambers, team members at Steele Associates Architects in … Read more

Bend River Promenade listed for $47.9 million

Macy’s, T.J. Maxx anchor shopping center

One of Bend’s longstanding shopping centers, anchored by Macy’s and T.J. Maxx, is for sale … Read more

National business briefing

Probe eyes real estate brokerage U.S. antitrust officials are investigating potentially anti-competitive practices in the … Read more

Big brands seek to cut packaging waste

Kroger and Walgreens are teaming up with UPS and waste management firm TerraCycle to combat … Read more

Tree trimmers wanted in California

As fire season approaches, utility racing to cut down trees, reduce hazards

OAKHURST, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric has a big problem. Its equipment keeps coming … Read more

Senate backs bill to stem flood of robocalls

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are fed up with the barrage of scam and nuisance calls plaguing … Read more

Many adults struggle to find $400

Four in 10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense with … Read more

Oregon bottle recycling could return to grocery stores

Cooperative wants to expand BottleDrop Express

With Oregon’s bottle and can deposit at 10 cents, the BottleDrop redemption center in Bend … Read more

U.S. companies in China consider relocation or investment cuts

About a fifth of U.S. companies in China are considering moving some or all of … Read more

Airlines are canceling mistake fares faster, but some errors still get through

A software upgrade can fix problems in as fast asa 15 minutes

Travelers love those insanely cheap fares that airlines sometimes post by mistake, such as when … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks lower as tensions simmer U.S. stocks fell Wednesday as trade tensions simmered, with the … Read more

Washington state tightens sales tax exemptions for visiting Oregon shoppers

With Clark County, Washington, business advocacy groups and more than three dozen Republican legislators arrayed … Read more

Mt. Bachelor to offer three price tiers

Mt. Bachelor is offering 2019-20 winter passes at last year’s rate at the same time … Read more

Bend tourism fuels room tax growth

Collections exceeded last year for seven months

For seven straight months, Bend’s transient room tax collections have surpassed previous years, according to … Read more

Deschutes County unemployment rate level at 4.4%

Crook County job growth among state’s fastest

Employers in Deschutes and Jefferson counties have slowed the pace at which they’re adding jobs, … Read more

Nike questioned on treatment of pregnant athletes

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are questioning Nike following reports that the company penalized athletes … Read more

Business dispatches

• Bend Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the SAGE Business Awards. The ceremony … Read more

U.S. delay on Huawei ban gives tech sector more time

The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse … Read more

Tesla Inc. in survival mode, as stock value drops $8.8B

Elon Musk’s growth story is looking more like a fable as Tesla Inc. enters survival … Read more

Trade war brings chaos for Columbia Sportswear, other companies

NEW YORK — For Columbia Sportswear Co., President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war has snatched … Read more

Bend cannabis attorney leaves practice for general counsel job

Bennu Law has acquired the clients of Clifton Cannabis Law, which Jennifer Clifton opened in … Read more

Hardy’s, Truck Toyz plan to leave Third Street in Bend

Les Schwab Tire Centers’ plan creates uncertainty for small businesses

At least two small businesses plan to leave the block of NE Third Street that … Read more

Google, others restrict Huawei

LONDON — The Chinese technology giant Huawei on Monday began to feel the painful ripple … Read more

China’s pig disease outbreak pushes up pork prices

BEIJING — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats … Read more

National business briefing

Job cuts at Ford to total 7,000 Ford Motor said Monday that it was near … Read more

• Wanted: Digital whizzes to work in farm production

To the uninitiated, it can be hard to imagine. Robots with fingers designed to pick … Read more

Trump’s twin volleys against Huawei leave U.S. companies reeling, in Oregon and beyond

Eastern Oregon Telecom provides broadband and telephone service to 4,000 customers in a remote corner … Read more

Move over, millennials: Get ready for Gen Z, employers

BALTIMORE — When AT&T recruiters compete for young talent on college campuses, they want to … Read more

Auto review: Better looks and power for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland

With all that’s happening in the Jeep world the past six months, it would be … Read more

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