National business briefing

U.S. to delay more China tariffs The U.S. is willing to suspend the next round … Read more

Apple plans hub with 2,000 jobs in Seattle

SEATTLE — Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the … Read more

FTC urged to probe ‘secret surveillance scores’

Nonprofit says companies use scores to determine prices

It’s possible your data is being used against you as you shop, travel or apply … Read more

Business Dispatches

• Meredith Lodging with headquarters in Bend and Lincoln City was named one of Oregon’s … Read more

Central Oregon unemployment rates stay steady

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon stayed steady in May, and employers added jobs at a … Read more

Bend hostel caters to adventurers

Bunk and Brew adds bathhouse that will be open to day-trippers

Business is booming at the Bunk and Brew in Bend. Occupancy averages 75% at the … Read more

Marketing the moon has returned

50 years after Apollo 11, the moon is still great for business

NEW YORK — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make … Read more

Judge: Facebook must face lawsuit over data breach

Facebook failed to fend off a lawsuit over a data breach that affected nearly 30 … Read more

U.S. says CBD foods, drinks are illegal.

So why are they everywhere?

In 2017, no one knew what CBD oil was. In 2018, folks stumbled saying “cannabidiol” … Read more

Bend Chamber to rally employers around child care shortage

Gathering financial support could be full-time job

A human resources professional at Hydro Flask, Ryan Combellick knows more about running a day … Read more

Buyers emerge for properties in California, Redmond owned by Bulletin parent company

Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers Inc. wants to pay $1.15 million for Union Democrat

Buyers have emerged for another Western Communications newspaper, The Union Democrat in Sonora, California, and … Read more

Brisket is more expensive than ever

Brisket is on fire. The beef cut has busted out of Texas and is showing … Read more

Antitrust regulators size up tech giants, including Facebook and Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO — When Americans fear the future, they turn to antitrust action. It happened … Read more

Aviation innovation promises greener skies

Prototype all-electric aircraft shown at Paris Air Show

Tucked away among the more conventional passenger and military planes on display at the Paris … Read more

Cannabis lab sued after hemp deal sours

Juniper Biolabs Inc. calls $18 million lawsuit frivolous

A Texas hemp broker who hired a La Pine-based lab to turn its plants into … Read more

National business briefing

Investor seeks to reopen paper mill Efforts are under way to reopen the 130-year-old West … Read more

Toys R Us rises from the dead

Will open new, smaller, U.S. stores in 2019

Maybe American kids will only have to live through one Christmas without Toys R Us. … Read more

Man’s keyless car killed him while he slept

New legislation could save others

Pennsylvanian Russell Fish was “paranoid about everything,” so much so, he even locked his bedroom … Read more

Machine uses humidity to quench your thirst

It’s a devil’s pact: The gleaming rays of sunshine this time of year come hand-in-hand … Read more

U.S. home sales climbed 2.5% in May

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales jumped 2.5% in May, as lower mortgage rates appeared to … Read more

Portland-area real estate rebounds in May

Home sales reach highest level in nearly two years

May brought a surprise burst of energy to the Portland-area real estate market after a … Read more

People on the move

• Mike Wallenfels has been promoted to a new role of senior vice president of … Read more

OLCC bars Bend marijuana company from harvesting

Oregrown’s license suspended for 34 days

A Bend-based cannabis firm faces a $15,000 fine and is barred from harvesting for 34 … Read more

Grocery Outlet surges in first day of trading

Shares of Grocery Outlet closed at $28.51 Thursday, the first day of trading on the … Read more

Investors flip housing markets, leaving homebuyers reeling

The house at 1375 Boulevard Lorraine always had what real estate people call “good bones.” … Read more

Downtown Portland to get Ritz-Carlton hotel

A Ritz-Carlton hotel is coming to the site currently occupied by the Alder Street Food … Read more

National business briefing

Walmart fined in bribery scandal For more than a decade, Walmart used middlemen to make … Read more

Study: Marijuana users twice as likely to crash

Nearly 15 million people report driving while high on pot, making them twice as likely … Read more

Former Vulcan Power CEO enters new guilty plea

Stephen Miles Munson is due to be sentenced on one count of tax fraud

Almost two years after withdrawing his guilty plea to a single count of tax fraud, … Read more

Adidas sells diversity — black employees at the Portland campus say it doesn’t practice that

In the United States, Adidas has built much of its name — and sales — … Read more

National business briefing

Fed skittish on interest rates President Donald Trump might get what he wants from the … Read more

Oil tanker traffic in Northwest waters could soar with approval of pipeline

SEATTLE — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week approved a major expansion of the … Read more

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