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

National business briefing

Solar power deal reached in Idaho An Idaho utility has reached an agreement involving paying … Read more

Bend Venture Conference has two local start-ups in finals

Energy drink and reusable food wrap compete for “angel investor” prize money

Converting discarded coffee bean pulp into an energy drink and formulating beeswax and tree resin … Read more

Auto review: Ford updates F-150 line with more choices, more tech

For 2019, the Ford F-150 pickup from America’s truck leader has some exciting upgrades and … Read more

A first: U.S. billionaires paid lower tax rate than working class last year, researchers say

Last year, compared with the working class, America’s richest people got lucky at tax time

A new book-length study on the tax burden of the ultrarich begins with a startling … Read more

Hemp attracts a new generation of farmers

Artist, sound engineer and adventure traveler Blu Fortner is adding “farmer” to his resume with … Read more

Bend coffee company hires Blazers executive

Riff Cold Brewed Coffee of Bend has hired Portland Trail Blazers executive Colin McCall as … Read more

National business briefing

Airbnb names Eugene a top spot Of Airbnb’s more than 7 million home stays scattered … Read more

How about commuting to work in a flying Porsche?

Automaker and Boeing team up to make flying car

Boeing Co. hopes one day you can ditch the terrestrial street traffic and fly through … Read more

Portland brewer Laurelwood sells assets, retains pub

Legacy Breweries, parent company of Ninkasi Brewing, buys Laurelwood assets

Laurelwood Brewing, the brewery and restaurants chain begun in 2001 in Northeast Portland, has sold … Read more

Who will win in the media streaming wars?

An epic battle is brewing in the entertainment industry. In the coming months, most of … Read more

FAA: Certification changes needed after 737 Max crashes

Report cites mistakes in certifying complex software system

The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing made key mistakes certifying the new complex software system … Read more

Former Bend Research executive to teach leadership class

Rod Ray, former chief executive of Bend Research, will conduct a four-session leadership course at … Read more

National business briefing

Investors focus on trade talks Stocks gained and Treasury yields jumped as investors kept a … Read more

Athlete’s invention leads to a business

When Arielle Rausin competed in her 3D-printed gloves, other wheelchair racers wanted a pair

CHICAGO — As a kid, Arielle Rausin had little interest in sports — even before … Read more

Could thieves steal newborn’s identify?

Advocates worry about issues with Social Security number assignments

Imagine discovering that your newborn’s brand new Social Security number has already been used to … Read more

Social Security recipients to get small increase

The nation’s 69 million Social Security beneficiaries will see a slight bump in their checks … Read more

Developer plans tower district in downtown Portland

A Portland development firm that has amassed 8 acres of property south of downtown near … Read more

U.S.-China trade talks reaching critical stage

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday amid rising hopes for a partial trade … Read more

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