Card collectors cry fraud

Retouching the Mona Lisa is restoration, but a Mickey Mantle? Originality is the name of the game

A scandal in the world of baseball card collecting threatens to undermine the value of … Read more

Bribes help foreign sales to China’s hospitals

BEIJING — A trip to the sauna. A golf club membership. Luxury watches. Neatly packed … Read more

Craft beer overflowing in Oregon

Competition has forced some Portland breweries to close

They’re the brands this beer town was built on: Portland Brewing, BridgePort, Widmer Brothers. For … Read more

Brand new Hemp industry has no standard weight, quantity

Wheat sells by the bushel, but what do you call a unit of hemp?

AURORA — A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of … Read more

People on the move

• Sara Crosswhite has been appointed as the Deschutes County 911 director. She has been … Read more

National business briefing

Mortgages at risk in deregulation The Trump administration’s urgency to free Fannie Mae and Freddie … Read more

Hydrogen fuel is on the verge or reality

Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past … Read more

Driverless semis to roll down Florida highways

New law means remotely driven trucks could be on road next year in sunshine state

Driverless semitrucks could be sharing Florida highways as early as next year, and there will … Read more

OSU establishes hemp research center

Deschutes County is one of Oregon’s top hemp producers

Oregon State University announced plans on Thursday to launch the nation’s largest hemp research center … Read more

Legal pot makes it harder to recruit truck drivers

WASHINGTON — As the trucking industry struggles with a driver shortage, the president of a … Read more

Small retail struggles in Bay Area while tech sector booms

While Silicon Valley’s tech sector is thriving, cranking out IPOs and flooding the region with … Read more

National business briefing

Factory jobs going to new firms, oil In President Donald Trump’s first two years in … Read more

Pacific Power to cut electricity to prevent fires

Utility says power shut-off would be a last resort during extreme wildfire conditions

Pacific Power plans to shut off electricity during extreme conditions that could lead to wildfire, … Read more

Visit the auto dealer for service, stay for the movie

Auto service is generating more revenue, so dealers are providing customer service

The waiting rooms attached to auto service departments tend to be dismal places, with stale … Read more

Amazon U.S. market share falls to 38%

A closely watched researcher has cut its estimate of Inc.’s share of the U.S. … Read more

Truckers, loggers protest Oregon climate proposals

SALEM — Dozens of industrial trucks drove laps around the state Capitol Wednesday, blaring their … Read more

Social Security faces crisis at start of 2020

A slow-moving crisis is approaching for Social Security, threatening to undermine a central pillar in … Read more

Targeting consumers who skip commercials, brands turn to sponsored documentaries

Harbinder Singh was skeptical about ­arranged marriages, but when he received a photo of his … Read more

National business briefing

Tech firms lead stock slump U.S. tech shares slumped as concern about trade tensions blunted … Read more

Seat belts in cars’ back seats are behind on safety

For decades it was a given that the back seat of a car is the … Read more

Suit: Alexa violates laws by recording children’s voices without consent

SEATTLE — A lawsuit filed in Seattle Tuesday alleges Amazon is recording children who use … Read more

Canadian firm acquires Bend edible cannabis maker

Slang Worldwide Inc. proposes cash and stock deal for Lunchbox Alchemy

A Bend edible cannabis company is being acquired by a Canadian company for an undisclosed … Read more

Auction of Sisters golf course property postponed

An auction of property around Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters that was scheduled for … Read more

Risky borrowing is making a comeback

But this time, banks are on the sideline

A decade after reckless home lending nearly destroyed the financial system, the business of making … Read more

Is Congress ready to tackle AI

Artificial intelligence is here, and lawmakers are starting to act

WASHINGTON — It can help trace missing children, but misidentifies people of color. It can … Read more

‘Panic buttons’ mandated for N.J. hotels

New Jersey on Tuesday became the first state to mandate that hotels provide their room … Read more

States try to stop Sprint, T-Mobile merger

Executives at T-Mobile and Sprint have pitched the merger of their companies as a way … Read more

Business dispatches

• Winsome Construction, a custom homebuilder, opened a permanent office at 2755 NW Crossing Drive, … Read more

East Cascades Works chief seeks new sources of money

Federal funding is on the decline for 10-county region

With unemployment rates near a historic low in Deschutes County, many Central Oregon residents probably … Read more

Firm ranks Bend third in U.S. for breweries per capita

Bend is one of the most brewery-dense cities in the United States, according to a … Read more

National business briefing

Trump renews attacks on Fed President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the Federal Reserve … Read more

Cura deal shows big money, consolidation entering Oregon pot industry

A billion dollars for a Portland marijuana company. It’s an astonishing figure. Last month’s deal … Read more

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