Business dispatches

•Oregon Adaptive Sports received the Oregon Niche Tourism Award, part of the 2018 Oregon travel … Read more

China’s Starbucks challenger

Luckin Coffee Inc., the ambitious startup that is challenging Starbucks Corp. in the race to … Read more

S&P 500, Nasdaq climb to all-time highs

Big comeback for stocks after a disappointing 2018

Stocks closed at new highs Tuesday after a raft of corporate earnings that beat expectations … Read more

Bend electric and plumbing supplier closes shop

Searings Electric and Plumbing filed for bankruptcy protection

An independent electric and plumbing supplier known for sharing expertise with DIYers in Bend is … Read more

Smoking and depression apps are selling your data to Google and Facebook, study finds

The pitch: Health apps for users who are battling depression or want to quit smoking. … Read more

Caviar future unclear after glut pours in from China

It was a 1980s Wall Street cliche. Tiny pancakes, huge egos and gobs of glossy … Read more

Claims about CBD’s health benefits go unchecked

Oregon regulates hemp-derived CBD, but FDA is playing catch-up

Ballet dancer Josh Deininger has tried a lot of products to ease his muscle and … Read more

La Magie’s last day in Bend is Sunday

La Magie Bakery & Cafe’s last day in business in downtown Bend will be Sunday. … Read more

Could debt collectors send you texts or emails? Consumer groups fear the government may allow it

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will unveil new debt collection rules in a few weeks, … Read more

Mom jeans driving a denim rebound

So long, yoga pants. American women are buying more jeans — skinny jeans, so-called mom … Read more

Once-counter-culture 420 marijuana holiday goes mainstream

LOS ANGELES — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, … Read more

‘Tens of thousands of strangers’ betting millions on the Royal Baby

On the Paddy Power betting website, more than $325,000 hinged on a single unborn baby. … Read more

People on the move

•Scott Bledsoe has been appointed to the Sun Forest Construction board of directors. He has … Read more

Oliver pleads guilty to fraud

Former second-in-command at Aequitas cost investors as much as $350-600 million

For 23 years, Brian Oliver was the classic second-in-command at Aequitas Management LLC, the earnest, … Read more

Oregon population growth tapers off

The Portland area’s mid-decade growth spurt has slowed dramatically, new census numbers suggest. Population estimates … Read more

Ax throwing bar on tap for downtown Bend

In other news, Wabi Sabi Japanese store, Crow’s Feet Commons ready to move out

A bar that features ax throwing is on its way to downtown Bend, while two … Read more

Disney World sees scooter problems

Early at the Magic Kingdom entrance, it’s another day of fun about to begin as … Read more

More users affected in privacy lapse

Blog update: Millions of social media passwords were exposed

While America was consumed with the partial release of an explosive report that has shaken … Read more

Former Riverhouse employee alleges mistreatment of Hispanic housekeepers

Matthew J. Armstead claims he was fired after reporting discrimination

A housekeeping manager at Riverhouse on the Deschutes referred to Hispanic people with a racial … Read more

Bezos disputes Amazon’s market power, but his merchants feel the pinch

Fifteen years ago, Jason Boyce made a bet on Amazon that changed his life. He … Read more

Facial recognition may help you get on a plane or cruise ship faster. Should you worry about your privacy?

Say goodbye to standing in long lines clutching boarding passes and other travel documents. Step … Read more

National business briefing

Pinterest IPO valued at $12.7B Pinterest on Wednesday priced its shares at $19 each for … Read more

Smart meters coming to Bend April 29

Pacific Power will replace 76,000 meters in Central Oregon

In a little more than 10 days, Pacific Power representatives will swarm through town to … Read more

High-tech collision warnings, now for older cars?

New automobiles are reaching dealerships with all manner of sophisticated lifesaving technology, like collision-warning systems … Read more

‘Up to Herman Cain’ if he wants to pursue Fed seat, White House says

WASHINGTON — The White House appears to be giving Herman Cain an out in his … Read more

New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

Know when to fold ’em

LONDON — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding … Read more

Business dispatches

• Over the Edge Tap House, 13959 Commercial Loop, Terrebonne, applied to the OLCC March … Read more

National business briefing

Donald Trump, China savior? President Donald Trump has referred to China as “our enemy.” He … Read more

What’s going up in Redmond?

Heavy-duty truck dealership is under construction near Home Depot

Owner: D Thompson Properties General Contractor: TEC Equipment Architect: TEC Equipment Engineer: Hickman, Williams & … Read more

Next Level Burger to close Century Drive eatery

Founded in Bend five years ago, Next Level Burger will close its doors on SW … Read more

Tiger Woods’ Masters victory is a $22 million win for Nike

Tiger Woods’ improbable Masters victory will reward the few companies that stuck with him through … Read more

Deutsche Bank subpoenaed for financial records on Trump

Congressional investigators on Monday intensified their pursuit of President Donald Trump’s personal and business financial … Read more

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