National business briefing

Tech rally lifts stocks to record A technology rally drove U.S. stocks to fresh records … Read more

Oregon grocery workers point out gender pay gap

Fred Meyer supplied data for union’s wage analysis

In 1969, the “head girl” in bakery sales and snack bar at an Albertson’s grocery … Read more

U.S. tech firms cozy up to China despite trade turmoil

In a packed ballroom in Beijing’s national convention center, the executive from a major technology … Read more

Auto column: Small cars are being driven out of existence

Car launches are 10-a-penny, so it’s rare that a particular model’s demise captures the world’s … Read more

Analysis: Job reports showing low unemployment draw an incomplete picture

These should be the best of times for working people. After all, the unemployment rate … Read more

Reports: Facebook to get $5B fine

Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion in a settlement with the Federal … Read more

Panel weighs in on Nike shoe recall

San Diego newspaper gets the opinions of business experts

Nike recently made the decision to recall its Air Max 1 USA shoe after concern … Read more

Judge: Amazon did not influence defense contract

Defense Department to choose between Amazon, Microsoft for $10B contract

SEATTLE — A federal judge ruled Friday that Amazon did not unduly influence the shape … Read more

National business briefing

Starbucks drops newspapers It’s the quintessential Starbucks experience: Walk in, order a piping hot cup … Read more

VW, Ford team up on driverless, e-vehicles

NEW YORK — Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that’s … Read more

People on the move

• Rick Hayes was hired as project manager at Brooks Resources. He previously worked as … Read more

Robocall scammers have a new trick

They’re targeting victims using stolen personal data

Scam callers are now using stolen personal information to tailor calls to specific consumers, posing … Read more

Shilo Inn in Bend headed for auction

Hotel owes $9.3 million

The Shilo Inn Suites Hotel in Bend is headed for auction after defaulting on about … Read more

Amazon to retrain one-third of workforce

E-commerce giant says 100K workers will gain new skills

Amazon said Thursday it planned to spend $700 million to retrain about a third of … Read more

National business briefing

Mega-dairy seeks to reopen facility The new owner of a troubled mega-dairy operation that violated … Read more

How do Portland kitchens pass or fail?

Inspectors decide if they get a ‘Complied’ sticker

Shannon Fost might wash her hands more than anyone you know. It’s the first thing … Read more

You can now try out Lululemon’s gear before buying it

Lululemon Athletica Inc. is flexing its muscles. The high-end yoga pants maker opened a Chicago … Read more

Oregon marijuana retailers say they lack fresh supply

Regulators unsure of scope of shortage

Retailers are beginning to feel the sting of a shortage of fresh Oregon cannabis, harvested … Read more

It’s the 40th anniversary — of the Happy Meal

Happy Meals, once blamed for childhood obesity, have become nostalgic

CHICAGO — Summer of 2019 is a summer of monumental anniversaries, reminders that we were … Read more

National business briefing

Malware infects Android devices Malicious apps from a campaign called “Agent Smith” have been downloaded … Read more

Businesses hit problems making goods overseas

NEW YORK — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled … Read more

What is the lowest paying job in Oregon?

Even while the national job numbers are looking good, a lot of Americans continue to … Read more

Powell hints at rate cut as risks loom

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed could soon cut … Read more

Les Schwab Tire Centers sues glue supplier for $3.9 million

Rubber compound blamed for Bend company’s first recall

Les Schwab Tire Centers is suing a company that supplied rubber compound for retreading tires … Read more

Cities nationwide seek to build affordable housing

Officials use tax credits, subsidies and zone changes

WASHINGTON — The Wharf is a gleaming, $2.5 billion development that has transformed a long-stagnant … Read more

National business briefing

Cannon Beach distiller relocating Mike Selberg’s Cannon Beach Distillery has exuded success since opening in … Read more

Bye-bye Beetle

Volkswagen halts production of car that started under Hitler and became a symbol to hippies

FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model … Read more

PepsiCo finds success with Mountain Dew for gamers

PepsiCo, trying to navigate a generational decline in cola consumption, has found one surprise niche: … Read more

Business dispatches

• EXIT Realty Corp. International CEO Tami Bonnell will be in Bend on July 16 … Read more

Bend median home price drops

The median sales price of Bend area homes was $445,000 in June, slightly below the … Read more

Name change spurs growth for Bend art studio

ARTdog offers creative activities for kids

Former school psychologist Sarah Brandt opened her southwest Bend art studio one year ago as … Read more

Online food shopping is causing a cold-storage shortage

Deep in a Vernon, California, warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked … Read more

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