Futurist urges Central Oregon businesses to experiment

Economic Development for Central Oregon hosts Pablos Holman at annual lunch

To succeed in today’s climate, businesses need to get out of their comfort zones and … Read more

Efficiency killed the biggest airliner ever

TOULOUSE, France — Since a solo flight by the Wright brothers on the shore of … Read more

No New York Amazon HQ

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — When Amazon.com launched its nationwide search for a location for … Read more

Facebook faces multibillion-dollar fine over privacy

The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multibillion-dollar fine that would settle … Read more

JPMorgan is banking on cryptocurrency

In 2017, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, declared bitcoin a “fraud” and said any … Read more

National business briefing

Trumps scuttle plan for hotels In the early months of the Trump administration, with the … Read more

Bend landlords complain about Oregon’s rent control bill

Landlords look to evict problem tenants before Senate Bill 608 passes

As president of the Central Oregon Rental Owners Association, Melody Luelling has been fielding a … Read more

Bend coworking space provides free office to startup founders

BendTech will support a new founder each quarter

Starting in March, the BendTech coworking space on SW Emkay Drive will make one of … Read more

Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 for crash concern

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is aware of at least five accidents involving the best-selling … Read more

Banks want hit of the business

The U.S. banking industry has a marijuana problem. Cannabis is legal in more than two … Read more

The margin of error for CEO behavior is shrinking

The resignation of REI’s CEO over an undisclosed relationship shows a higher standard is now expected of higher-ups

Having a consensual relationship with an employee or an outside client is seen as a … Read more

National business briefing

Silicon Valley job market slows In 2018, Silicon Valley added 35,600 jobs, compared with a … Read more

Bend breweries try to keep six-pack can carriers out of landfills

Hard plastic carriers aren’t recyclable in Deschutes County

Two Bend brewers want to help recycle the six-pack can carriers used on their beers … Read more

Oregon beer pioneer to close in March

PORTLAND — BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the … Read more

Job openings reach record high

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly … Read more

IRS phone help plummeted in shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in … Read more

Bend home prices rise on lower volume

The median sale price of single-family homes in the Bend area reached $450,000 in January, … Read more

On average, U.S. iPhone owners spent $79 on in-app purchases

With its iPhone sales declining, Apple is relying on phone-based subscriptions and services to be … Read more

National business briefing

Trump flexible on tariff deadline President Donald Trump said he is open to letting a … Read more

Business dispatches

• Meadow Lakes Restaurant & Golf Course, 300 SW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville, applied to … Read more

Amazon’s new streamlined packaging is jamming up recycling centers

Over the past year, Amazon has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its … Read more

Nike unveils self-lacing smart shoe

Controlled by a smartphone, the Adapt BB has features first seen in ‘Back to the Future Park II’

Nike’s latest performance basketball shoe, from concept to reality, took about three years to put … Read more

FDA to launch tighter policy on dietary supplements

The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it planned to beef up oversight of the … Read more

Toys R Us plans comeback, rebrand by holidays

Toys R Us fans in the U.S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some … Read more

National business briefing

Oregon company abandons sale Columbia Helicopters called off its planned sale to a Texas company … Read more

Shrinking refunds have people irate, regardless of why

Millions of Americans filling out their 2018 taxes will probably be surprised to learn their … Read more

Port of Seattle to get next-generation ships

A new partner for a major upgrade would bring the huge ships to Terminal 5

SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle is one step closer to playing — or, at … Read more

2019 Chevy Blazer is nothing like what you remember

SAN DIEGO - The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer midsize SUV is poised to jump to the … Read more

California plans to spend billions on electric cars

California policymakers are committed to making sure that electric vehicles — and the charging stations … Read more

Food trucks losing novelty, but adapting

Enticing hungry customers and luring celebrity backers, food trucks have been quickly expanding nationwide for … Read more

In this class, the dog is the boss

Leader Dogs for the Blind’s executive training program teaches management skills

Meet Coco. She’s a 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever raised in a prison — and she … Read more

Central Oregon Community College tries to build code school in Bend

Dev Station will use curriculum from Code Fellows

Bend is inching closer to its first software programming school with the beginning of a … Read more

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