California looks to electricity shut-offs as wildfire solution

Electric utilities are under increasing pressure to shut down power lines during dangerous weather conditions … Read more

Starbucks to expand delivery in US, China

NEW YORK — Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China … Read more

Range Rover Velar is functional and looks cool, too

The new-for-2018 Range Rover Velar may not be anyone’s first choice to deliver dozens of … Read more

Running a startup varies in price by the location

Tech startup spending varies in innovation hubs around the country. That’s according to a new … Read more

Would you rent a bed by the hour?

Napping pod startup targets the exhausted

A startup in San Diego is capitalizing on tired workers, students and travelers by selling … Read more

Chaos ensues after man elects himself tax collector in Pennsylvania

The position is typically symbolic, and the city handles its duties. Then Jeffrey Cutler decided to use the office as a platform.

Jeffrey Cutler is living proof that a single vote in an election can make a … Read more

Deschutes Brewery looks to new beers after layoffs

Sours due out next summer

After laying off 10 percent of its workforce earlier this week, Deschutes Brewery is looking … Read more

Study: ‘Wild’ salmon may be straight from the farm

New York attorney general says more than a quarter of supermarket seafood was mislabeled

That wild sockeye salmon in the refrigerated aisle may have been raised at a fish … Read more

Costco earnings strong

The retailer faces scrutiny of its margins

At first glance, Costco’s latest quarterly earnings look like results that would be the envy … Read more

Up to $25.3M in bonuses approved

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge signed off Friday on Sears’ request to pay up to … Read more

CBS paid $9.5M to settle Eliza Dushku’s harassment allegations

Eliza Dushku, an actress on the CBS show “Bull,” was paid $9.5 million to confidentially … Read more

People on the Move

• Genevra Obregon has been promoted to the position of job captain at BBT Architects. … Read more

Deschutes Brewery lays off 10 percent of its workforce

Cuts come after delaying expansion in Virginia

Deschutes Brewery has laid off 10 percent of its workforce, saying business hasn’t met expectations … Read more

Bend’s apartment pipeline looks fuller

But half of proposed units are at idea stage

Construction is underway at The Alexander, an apartment complex for people 55 and older on … Read more

Apple plans to expand

Apple said Thursday it will spend $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin … Read more

National business briefing

Central Bank ends program The European Central Bank said Thursday that at the end of … Read more

Women-owned brewery opens in Bend

Spider City Brewing’s co-owner and brewer is also a sommelier

A plan hatched while in college became a reality for three friends who launched Spider … Read more

Bend outdoor products accelerator seeks applicants

Accelerator opens applications Bend Outdoor Worx, a Central Oregon accelerator, is accepting applications for its … Read more

Internet speeds lag in Oregon’s rural areas

Portland residents enjoy some of the nation’s fastest internet speeds, but newly released Census data … Read more

National business briefing

Markets rise after positive signals Stocks briefly clawed back into positive territory for the year … Read more

Fed piles up $66 billion in paper losses

The Federal Reserve is piling up unrealized losses on its $4.1 trillion bond portfolio, raising … Read more

CBS settles harassment lawsuit

The three plaintiffs say they were harassed by Charlie Rose

CBS News has settled a lawsuit filed by three female employees who claimed they were … Read more

Sisters company raises $32 million for expansion

Laird Superfood expects to employ 500 people in five years

The Sisters company co-founded by surfer Laird Hamilton lined up $32 million in private investment … Read more

How your online shopping affects package delivery

The most wonderful time of the year is the most hectic time of the year … Read more

National business briefing

Target to pay $3M settlement Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve … Read more

Dell shareholders vote to take company public again

Dell Technologies shareholders on Tuesday voted to take the tech giant public after five years … Read more

U.S. to increase trade pressure on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration is planning a series of actions targeting China’s trade, … Read more

Google CEO testifies

Sundar Pichai faced questions about privacy and bias from Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Google’s chief executive, in perhaps the most public display of lawmakers’ unease … Read more

Business dispatches

• Central Electric Cooperative announced that 12,893 current and former members are eligible to receive … Read more

Bend boutique owner tries to build community

‘There is a truth to retail therapy’

Jennifer Riker opened her Bend boutique, Brave Collective, in 2015, more than a decade after … Read more

Bend home prices flat in November

Bend home prices were flat in November, and sales activity dropped to a level more … Read more

National business briefing

Markets rise amid unsteady trading Wall Street fought its way back from early losses on … Read more

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