Future of Umatilla Chemical Depot considered

HERMISTON — As the Columbia Development Authority waits to receive the former Umatilla Chemical Depot … Read more

Pendleton Round-Up expansion to begin

PENDLETON — Months of whispers that gave way to months of planning will now give … Read more

Aluminum is replacing plastic as greenest for

The drive to turn products more eco-friendly is sweeping through the U.S. beverage market, with … Read more

Facebook’s Zuckerberg defends billionaires

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to defend the existence of billionaires on Friday, pushing back … Read more

Riff’s energy drink among winners at “angel investor” awards

Six companies win a total of $488,000 at Bend Venture Conference

An energy drink made of discarded coffee bean pulp created by Riff Cold Brewed Coffee … Read more

Anheuser-Busch says MillerCoors stole beer recipes

Allegation stems from the corn-syrup legal battle

In the latest legal salvo over the use of corn syrup in beer, Anheuser-Busch claims … Read more

Burgerville workers to rally in Portland

Workers negotiating a union contract with Burgerville are preparing to wage a large-scale strike, even … Read more

National business briefing

Fred Meyer to add fee for cash back If you want cash back when you … Read more

Texts show Boeing knew of problems before 737 crashes

Text messages show lead pilots experienced control issues

The two lead technical pilots on the Boeing 737 Max program exchanged bantering texts in … Read more

OLCC penalizes Bend dispensary

The Herb Center will pay a fine or have license suspended

The Herb Center in Bend will pay a fine of $7,920 or serve a 48-day … Read more

National business briefing

Standard TV and Appliance sold Portland retailer Standard TV and Appliance has new owners with … Read more

The city where Bezos, Gates live wants a tax increase

Medina, Washington, officials say without new taxes, they’ll have to make cuts

MEDINA, Wash. — Within the gated estates that line this city’s leafy streets live the … Read more

Economists: Too few homebuilders affect housing crisis

Housing experts say other forces affect the homebuilding market

When the smoke cleared after the Great Recession, the homebuilders who survived were in a … Read more

Facebook co-founder’s $10M fund aims to fight monopolies

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who has called upon the federal government to break up the … Read more

Intel to release pay data

Intel Corp. says it will publicly release employee pay data, broken down by race and … Read more

Bend ranks third on fastest-growing cities list

Bend is the third fastest growing city in the United States, according to the annual … Read more

Costly and complicated change in import procedure alarms Oregon seed industry

Federal agencies want to require seed imports to first be quarantined at centralized exam stations … Read more

Portland area sees home sales bump in September

Portland-area home sales jumped in September compared with a year ago, bringing a jolt to … Read more

National business briefing

‘Big Pink’ gets max green rating Big Pink is getting greener. Downtown Portland’s U.S. Bancorp … Read more

Today’s higher-resolution selfies can give clues to stalkers

Rapidly improving camera technology captures a lot of details

When it comes to sensitive information, the eyes have it. That became apparent last week, … Read more

Striking workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

DETROIT — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, … Read more

First Interstate limits service at downtown Bend branch

Interior will be closed for renovations until Dec. 9

The interior of the downtown Bend branch of First Interstate Bank will be closed for … Read more

Sisters Coffee named a top family business in Oregon

30-year-old family-run roaster wins OSU award

Sisters Coffee Co. has been recognized as one of the top family owned businesses in … Read more

National business briefing

Wells Fargo Q3 profits down A little over two weeks after choosing its new CEO, … Read more

Google talks privacy, but still collects your data

SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: … Read more

Intel to pay $5M in discrimination case

Intel has agreed to pay $5 million to compensate employees in a settlement announced Tuesday … Read more

U.S. ‘green economy’ generates $1.3 trillion

If the U.S. wants to extend economic growth, it should double down on cleaning up … Read more

Most states have too many jobs, not enough workers

A labor shortage is jeopardizing economic expansion in almost every state, putting pressure on lawmakers … Read more

Oregon customers plan to avoid ban on flavored vaping products through online retailers

On the eve of Oregon’s temporary ban on flavored vape products, Marcus Nettles of Rose … Read more

In ‘SIM swap,’ criminals really have your number

If you’re not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified. This scam, also … Read more

Despite defections, Facebook launches Libra

NEW YORK — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new … Read more

$400B of food is wasted before sale

The world loses about $400 billion of food before it even gets delivered to stores, … Read more

Chocolate makers face sustainability dilemma over farmers' pay

Mars, Hershey commit to buy higher-priced cocoa

Chocolate makers are facing an ultimatum — either support a contentious plan to raise the … Read more

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