National business briefing

No more robot T-Mobile is dropping the robotic voice on customer service lines, opting to … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • Tumalo Bend LLC, 108 NW Tumalo Ave., $109,296 • Farmstead 12 … Read more

Bend apartment complex sells for $45.5 million

Seasons at Farmington Reserve is 228 units

A southeast Bend apartment complex has been sold for $45.5 million, the highest sale price … Read more

Oregon jobless rate hits another record low

Oregon’s labor market is growing faster than economists believed, with the jobless rate hitting another … Read more

Investor won’t block $67B Cigna-Express Scripts deal

Activist investor Carl Icahn announced late Monday he is abandoning his effort to block the … Read more

National business briefing

Markets rally as Turkey fears ease NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, … Read more

Garbage from pot industry piles up

SEATTLE — Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place. Plastic “doob tubes” … Read more

Deschutes River ranch sold in smaller pieces

Hedge fund manager buys 100 acres for $4 million

A sweeping riverfront property north of Bend, Gopher Gulch Ranch has found its first private-sector … Read more

What makes a mattress?

Where behemoths like Mattress Firm struggle, online startups like Casper know how best to brand

America is awash in mattress stores. For example, a 2½-mile stretch of North Clybourn Avenue … Read more

The end of the gaming console may be in sight

The measuring stick for success between the big three gaming companies of Sony, Microsoft and … Read more

Despite Monsanto verdict, pesticides still needed

It may seem like Judgment Day has come for glyphosate, with a California jury slapping … Read more

Briefing

Tumbling lira fuels falling stocks Stocks fell further on Wall Street Monday as Turkey’s central … Read more

A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn … Read more

Can Macy’s keep its rebound alive?

After closing dozens of stores, the retailer is showing promise as it attempts to draw customers away from ‘fast-fashion’ chains

A year ago, Macy’s Inc. epitomized the nation’s troubled department-store chains. Sales were mired in … Read more

Electric motorcycle is a magic carpet ride — for short trips

Bring on the hate mail: I love electric motorcycles. I love their power, their torque … Read more

Anheuser-Busch becoming king of craft beer, too

A decade ago, Anheuser-­Busch made no beer that could legitimately be called “craft.” The nation’s … Read more

Online shopping is on the rise among kids, and brands are targeting them

Nine-year-old Isabella Colello shops for just about everything online. She scrolls through the Amazon app … Read more

Capping cabs: What’s the right number of taxis (or Uber or Lyft cars) in a city?

When Uber and Lyft first entered the market, offering a ride-hailing service that would come … Read more

Carmakers are embracing safety features in best-selling cars, SUVs

Some of America’s favorite, best-selling vehicles are about to get safer. Advanced driver assistance systems … Read more

Developer secures financing for affordable apartments in NE Bend

Canal Commons will be 48 units near future Empire Boulevard extension

Pacific Crest Affordable Housing has been awarded state and federal tax credits that are critical … Read more

Business people on the move

• Michael Sawiel has joined Steele Associates Architects. With over a decade of trans­portation and … Read more

Ex-Employees sue Nike, alleging gender discrimination

Federal suit seeks class-action status

Claiming a culture of sexual harassment and gender bias at Nike that left women demeaned … Read more

Old Mill District signs third fitness studio tenant

Free Spirit will offer classes for adults and kids this fall

A yoga studio with a place for children to romp is the third workout business … Read more

Musk is beating short-sellers, for now

For now, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, remains up in his public fight with those … Read more

McDonald’s opens futuristic flagship

It’s not ketchup-red or mustard-yellow, but green — and not quite cooked

CHICAGO — Behold, the new McDonald’s flagship in Chicago. This temple of the Big Mac … Read more

How a blacklisted Russian firm got a tariff break

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of companies have asked the Trump administration for a special break … Read more

Microsoft threatens to pull Gab over anti-Semitic posts

Microsoft Corp. threatened to suspend web-hosting services it provides to Gab.ai after getting a complaint … Read more

National business briefing

Tribune ends deal with Sinclair Tribune Media announced Thursday that it was ending its merger … Read more

Business dispatches

• Bend Chamber’s 2018 SAGE Business Awards nominees are as follows: For large business of … Read more

In aerospace industry, female execs soar to the top

Women hold important roles throughout the defense industry, but more work is needed

The already small roster of Fortune 500 companies led by women will shrink even further … Read more

Walden, committee investigate privacy concerns

Apple does not eavesdrop on iPhone users, the company said Tuesday in response to an … Read more

National business briefing

BREW reports $4.5M earnings Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (BREW) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of … Read more

More duties hit Chinese goods in 2 weeks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. said it will impose 25 percent duties on an additional … Read more

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