Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • Cloudcrest Homes LLC, 20330 SE Shire Lane, $199,937 • Hayden Homes … Read more

Central Oregon unemployment rates reach historic lows

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon counties reached historic lows in May, the Oregon Employment Department … Read more

Tariff hikes hit Oregon products

Ketchup maker worries about Canadian sales

Just last month, Oregon Beef Council CEO Will Wise was standing next to the meat … Read more

Greek yogurt has new foe: product with reduced sugar

General Mills will not replace sugar with artificial sweetener

General Mills is betting that less sugar will help spark growth in the company’s slumping … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks fluctuate amid trade tension U.S. stocks fell, though major indexes traded well off session … Read more

Mobile carriers cut off location data from brokers

Sen. Wyden led probe into sales to 3rd-party tracking market

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ … Read more

U.S. threatens tariff increase to $450B

White House: China has more to lose in trade war

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on almost every Chinese product that … Read more

Edible cannabis maker expands to California

Lunchbox Alchemy to add new facility in Santa Rosa

Nothing on the outside of Lunchbox Alchemy’s plain, red and gray building in Bend hints … Read more

Retailers starting to snap up former Toys R Us stores

Many Toys R Us stores are still conducting going-out-of-business sales, but as the toy chain … Read more

National business briefing

Dow down more than 100 points U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up … Read more

Apple’s iOS 12 will share location data with 911 call

Your iPhone will soon be able to share your location data automatically if you ever … Read more

CEO of Audi arrested amid testing scandal

The chief executive of Audi, the luxury automaker owned by Volkswagen, was arrested Monday on … Read more

Video game addiction is growing

Video games work hard to hook players. Designers use predictive algorithms and principles of behavioral … Read more

Pregnancy bias lingers at U.S. workplaces

U.S. companies have spent years trying to become more welcoming to women. They have rolled … Read more

Fear of trade war is straining the global economy

LONDON — Only a few months ago, the global economy appeared to be humming, with … Read more

Box Factory adds tenants while nearby sites await redevelopment

Lack of sewage capacity could slow transformation

When attorney Brian Gingerich was looking for a place to expand his custom motorcycle business … Read more

Macy’s transforms from mall mainstay to homeless shelter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Karleen Smith used to work at the Macy’s in Landmark Mall, putting … Read more

2018 Nissan Kicks shows how lucky we are as Americans

SAN DIEGO — Sometimes you feel that as good as life is, it can always … Read more

New marijuana industry jobs require education and experience

WASHINGTON — Eight years ago, Samantha Miller was earning six figures a year as a … Read more

Farmers push for stricter definitions of foods

Can meat grown in a lab still be called meat? Can milk that comes from … Read more

Boeing contest aims to lift personal flying machines off the page

Since at least the ancient Greeks, people have dreamed of soaring like a bird from … Read more

Suburb plans for driverless vans to ease traffic

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Just this month, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a driverless van began shuttling … Read more

Pilot Butte Drive-In owner is ready to sell

$2.6 million asking price includes land and business

One of Bend’s most recognizable restaurants, Pilot Butte Drive-In is for sale. The business and … Read more

Powell styles himself Fed chairman for the people

Alan Greenspan famously said he’d mastered the art of mumbling “with great incoherence” as Federal … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks end lower on trade tensions Stocks fell on the final day of a week … Read more

Theranos founder indicted for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, the lab testing company that promised to revolutionize health care, … Read more

Business people on the move

• Dennis Murphy, CEO of Hayden Homes LLC, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree … Read more

Locavore wants to eliminate plastic bags

Indoor farmers market raising money for misting cooler

From sorting trash to packaging veggies, businesses in Bend are making moves to be as … Read more

Sears Hometown stores to close in Prineville, Madras

Two Sears Hometown stores in Central Oregon appear to have closed as part of a … Read more

Apple closing iPhone security gap

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal … Read more

Business dispatches

• Whole Foods Market has announced additional savings for Amazon Prime members in Oregon. Amazon … Read more

Bend restaurants partner with Uber Eats

The restaurant delivery service Uber Eats will launch in Bend on Thursday with about 30 … Read more

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