Price reductions show Bend real estate market cooling

Higher interest rates cut into buyers’ budgets

Bend newcomers Rachel and Garrett Ahlberg began looking for a house over the summer, made … Read more

Quaker bets on oat milk as more than a fad

These days, a trip to the grocery store to pick up milk can be a … Read more

2018 Jaguar I-Pace is a good electric car that’s not a good car

Transcript of a hands-free phone call while testing a vehicle: Me: Paul? You free? P: … Read more

Movement rises to keep humans in the driver’s seat

Car enthusiast McKeel Hagerty’s future changed in March 2017. He was at a car event … Read more

Frustrated with health insurance costs, some turn to religious plans

Sarah Barazza doesn’t have health insurance. Money was the last thing on her mind as … Read more

Bend Venture Conference finalists earn $1.87 million

Investments go to companies from Portland, Scottsdale, Seattle

The growing geographic reach of the Bend Venture Conference was on display Friday as companies … Read more

Venture capitalists’ gift supports computer science at OSU-Cascades

Seven Peaks Ventures gives $62,500 to support faculty member Yong Bakos

The partners at Seven Peaks Ventures have committed $62,500 to the computer science program at … Read more

IT contractor may have misused retailer’s data

A former manager handling Target Corp.’s information technology account filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his … Read more

Wind farms might be rising off the California coast

LOS ANGELES — California’s aggressive pursuit of an electric grid fully powered by renewable energy … Read more

Swiss banking secrecy rule dealt setback in ruling

Two events this month may have finally brought the curtain down on secrecy rules that … Read more

People on the move

• Al Steinhaus has joined Summit Bank as vice president and business client adviser. A … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks edge lower as dollar falls U.S. stocks edged lower as investors assessed the latest … Read more

Portland company agrees to buy Sunriver Resort’s utilities

Sunriver water and sewer utilities serve 9,400 connections

Sunriver Resort LP hopes to sell its water and wastewater utilities to a Portland company … Read more

Intel sued for $1M in worker’s factory death

The estate of an Intel contractor sued the company Wednesday, alleging its negligence resulted in … Read more

Lawsuit: Amazon infiltrated eBay’s email system

For three years Amazon has been illegally infiltrating an internal email system at e-commerce rival … Read more

Here’s how to download your Apple user data

As other tech giants face increasing scrutiny over privacy, Apple is continuing to try to … Read more

Former pro golfer turning old San Diego course into a winery

Where once there was golf, now there are grapes

FALLBROOK, Calif. — Developers were showing interest and the residents of Fallbrook’s Gird Valley were … Read more

National business briefing

StarKist guilty of price fixing StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price … Read more

Sears Hometown stores open for business

Bankruptcy filing doesn’t affect Bend, Redmond stores

Darlene Roelle wants customers to know that the Sears Hometown store in Redmond is open … Read more

Bend coffee startup raises $1 million from investors

Riff Cold Brewed Coffee has raised $1 million from a dozen investors, the firm announced … Read more

Storms, rates depress housing

Monthly home construction falls

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction fell 5.3 percent in September, a sign that recent hurricanes … Read more

Regulators: Prudential no longer needs U.S. oversight

The Trump administration took another major step Wednesday toward softening the regulatory burdens faced by … Read more

Lawsuit: Facebook ad-watch data is fake

Not only did Facebook inflate ad-watching metrics by up to 900 percent, it knew for … Read more

Business in brief

Fast-food burgers fail antibiotic test Consumer groups scorched nearly every fast-food burger chain in the … Read more

Rotbloc hopes to snag venture capital

Bend company makes sustainable fence post wrap

W hat started as a germ of an idea, manufacturing recycled material to prevent fence … Read more

Lyft rolls out Netflix-style monthly subscription plan for commuters

Ride-hailing app Lyft is launching a monthly subscription plan nationwide that gives frequent users discounted … Read more

Google to charge phone makers for Android apps in Europe

LONDON — Google has always made its Android mobile operating system available for free, as … Read more

Netflix keeps adding subscribers; market investors could profit

More people sitting around watching Netflix may help rekindle some animal spirits in the stock … Read more

U.S. employers post record job openings

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring … Read more

Affordable apartments in Sisters open to applications

Affordable housing in Sisters People searching for affordable housing in Sisters can apply next week … Read more

Dispatches

• The Oxford Hotel was named the No. 12 hotel in the Pacific Northwest by … Read more

Ruffwear makes rugged gear for dogs

Bend company’s latest designs focus on service dogs

Inside a nondescript NW Lolo Drive office, designers, customer service representatives and accountants tap away … Read more

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