Google is fined $57M under EU data privacy law

LONDON — After European policymakers adopted a sweeping data privacy law last year, the big … Read more

National business briefing

TSA screener absences triple The number of U.S. airport screeners who took unscheduled absences rose … Read more

The world has plenty of sustainable palm oil, but who will pay for it?

The world’s biggest growers of palm oil say they’re stepping up efforts to produce the … Read more

Central Washington doubles down on blockchain

After a bankruptcy and the bitcoin bust, officials in Douglas County still believe the technology will bring industry to the region

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. — Even as much of the world seems done with cryptocurrency, central … Read more

Has the 2019 Lexus ES 350 lost its way?

I kept coming back to that question in the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES 350 midsize … Read more

Can Ativa succeed where Theranos failed?

Startup is betting on $8 blood tests while previous industry failures loom large

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A flash of sparkles appears as an industrial-grade laser unleashes a … Read more

Goldman’s tactic in huge Malaysian fraud case: Smear an ex-partner

They sound like the ingredients of a pulpy thriller: Bigamy. Secret religious conversions. A doctorate … Read more

Portland area pursues public internet service

Hillsboro and Multnomah County continue to explore the possibility of establishing their own, publicly run … Read more

Study: 184 women needed on boards in California

A new law requires more gender diversity on the boards of publicly traded companies

Nearly 30 percent of California public companies will have to add women to their board … Read more

It’s not too late to save on 2018 tax bill

NEW YORK — Small-business owners who are uneasy about their 2018 taxes might find they … Read more

Marijuana lab company notifies investors of Oregon crackdown

Evio Inc.’s stock closed at 39 cents per share Friday

Evio Inc., a marijuana test-lab company formerly headquartered in Bend, notified investors Friday that it … Read more

Study: state loses $175M per year due to offshore banking

Offshore tax dodges by multinational corporations are costing Oregon $175 million per year, according to … Read more

Shutdown shakes stability of government jobs

Verla Bloomfield has the kind of workplace that seems plucked from a different era. She … Read more

Tech degree program planned in Portland

Christian university Warner Pacific and code school Epicodus plan to establish a cybersecurity degree program … Read more

Feds move to take over Sears pension plans

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. will cover ‘vast majority’ of benefits for 90,000 retirees

A federal agency is preparing to take responsibility for Sears’ pension plans, which cover more … Read more

National business briefing

Gluten-free nuggets recalled Perdue Foods is recalling more than 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after … Read more

Prineville bar will surrender license after numerous violations

Horseshoe Saloon to be acquired by Sons of Beer owners

The scene of multiple fights, assaults and drug deals since 2015, the Horseshoe Saloon in … Read more

Family-owned manufacturers confront a succession crisis

The boss is retiring, and the kids don’t want to take over

Terry Iverson, president and CEO of the manufacturing firm his grandfather founded 88 years ago, … Read more

Evio Labs Bend loses license

At its monthly meeting Thursday, the OLCCOregon Liquor Control Commission also approved fines, license suspensions … Read more

Is it time for a federal data protection agency?

State and federal lawmakers have pushed for privacy laws after myriad online breaches and scandals. … Read more

Negotiators weigh tariff cut in hopes of securing China deal

The Trump administration is considering eliminating tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports to … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks climb on trade-talk news U.S. stocks climbed Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported … Read more

Bend is U.S. capital of telecommuting

People working from home diversify local economy

Already known as a mecca for remote workers, Bend leads the nation with the share … Read more

Bend Shopko slated for closure

Wisconsin company filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday

The Shopko in Bend will close by April 15, the Wisconsin-based company announced Wednesday. The … Read more

Shutdown affects contractor workers, too

For nearly 10,000 companies that contract with shutdown-affected agencies, the stop is putting $200 million a week at risk

The 160 workers at Transylvania Vocational Services were filling orders this week. The company is … Read more

Fed finding maximum employment hard to measure

The law requires Federal Reserve officials to do what they can to foster maximum employment, … Read more

Lampert wins tentative approval for Sears plan

NEW YORK — Sears will live on — at least for now. Its chairman and … Read more

National business briefing

Judge: no forcing phone unlocking A federal judge in Oakland ruled law enforcement cannot force … Read more

Oregon promotes alternatives to federally backed loans as shutdown drags on

U.S. Small Business Administration approvals are stalled

As the federal government’s shutdown closes off a well-known source of financing for small businesses, … Read more

Bank earnings signal caution as revenues miss expectations

WASHINGTON — Two of the nation’s largest banks on Tuesday reported mixed earnings results for … Read more

Unemployment claims spike with shutdown

Unemployment claims by federal workers in Oregon increased fourfold after the government shutdown began last … Read more

Netflix ups all prices

Netflix is kicking off 2019 with higher subscription prices for its U.S. customers, with the … Read more

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