National business briefing

Uber CEO called killing ‘a mistake’ Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is facing criticism for calling … Read more

Portland’s Craft Brew Alliance bought for $220M

Anheuser-Busch In-Bev bought out Portland’s pioneering Craft Brew Alliance for $220 million Monday, three months … Read more

Walgreens has more stores, CVS more prescriptions; both are trying to change with the pharmacy industry

Walgreens said last week it is considering a deal to take the company private. Then … Read more

Bi-Mart to close all pharmacies in Portland

Eugene-based Bi-Mart will close all pharmacies in its stores in the Portland metropolitan area on … Read more

Instagram will remove ‘likes’ from posts for some users

SAN FRANCISCO — Instagram plans to remove the number of “likes” visible on posts for … Read more

Solar power sees a boost during California wildfires

Widespread power shut-offs across the Golden State during peak wildfire season have spurred demand for … Read more

Streaming giants want to end password sharing

A coalition that includes Netflix, HBO and cable-industry titans is stepping up efforts to crack … Read more

Idaho family grows hemp in Oregon

The Fletcher family knows the success of its first hemp-growing season could be tough to … Read more

National business briefing

Big apple crop expected this year This year’s Washington apple crop will be one of … Read more

Congress raises new safety issues on Boeing jets

Lawmakers are pursuing new safety issues with two Boeing jets — the 737 Max and … Read more

Trump pushes back on reports U.S. will remove China tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official’s assertion that his administration … Read more

Millions of voles damaging Willamette Valley crops

Farmers hope a cyclical die-off will happen soon

With the population of voles apparently peaking in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, farmers hope the destructive … Read more

Pendleton mayor snaps at developer at council meeting

PENDLETON — Local developer Nate Brusselback wanted the Pendleton City Council to explain why it … Read more

Tektronix lays off employees

Tektronix said Wednesday that it has laid off an unspecified number of employees, two months … Read more

National business briefing

China hints at trade progress Negotiators are making progress toward finalizing a partial trade deal … Read more

Despite strong economy, 44% of Americans still earn low wages

Unemployment is hovering near a five-decade low, workforce participation is at the highest level in … Read more

Number of U.S. homes underwater continues to decline

Housing wealth in the West has doubled since early 2012, report says

A decade after the recession sparked by the collapse of the housing market, the fortunes … Read more

Home prices rise in Bend, Redmond

Median home prices in Bend and Redmond increased in October, on a monthly basis and … Read more

Bend plane manufacturer receives FAA approval

Production of Epic Aircraft’s carbon fiber E1000 expected to create local jobs

After a seven-year process, Bend-based Epic Aircraft received Federal Aviation Administration approval for the design … Read more

UPS makes first drone deliveries of prescription drugs

UPS has completed its first commercial drone deliveries of CVS prescriptions to consumers’ homes, as … Read more

Experts warn that digital wallets are susceptible to scammers

Few protections and regulations make services like Apple Cash and Venmo a target

NEW YORK — My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap. … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks nearly hit record highs A meandering day of trading left U.S. stock indexes close … Read more

Oregon saddlemakers open up a new chapter

Northeastern Oregon saddlemaker and leather artisans, Sharp Saddles, have packed up and moved. Formerly located … Read more

Car’s design at fault in fatal crash

Self-driving Uber couldn’t identify jaywalkers

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test car that struck and killed a pedestrian last year wasn’t … Read more

Xerox makes a proposal to buy HP

Both have a large presence in Oregon

HP Inc. confirmed Wednesday that Xerox has proposed buying the company, following a report on … Read more

National business briefing

Beaverton REIT tops Q3 forecast Great Ajax Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of … Read more

Bottlers want to profit from your tap water

Over the past four decades, consumers around the world have chugged trillions of bottles of … Read more

AT&T will pay $60M to settle misleading ‘unlimited’ data plans

AT&T has agreed to pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it charged millions of … Read more

Baker High graduate elected to national FFA board

Kourtney Lehman, a 2017 Baker High School graduate who served as president of the Oregon … Read more

Oregon dairy farmer testifies in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An organic dairy farmer from the Willamette Valley is pushing the U.S. … Read more

Taylor Northwest to merge with Wisconsin company

Bend company’s operations, management to remain local

Bend construction company Taylor Northwest LLC, plans to merge with Wisconsin-based ALM Holding Co., a … Read more

Nursery products again top list of Oregon’s valuable agricultural commodities

Greenhouse and nursery products continue to reign as Oregon’s most valuable agricultural commodity, with goods … Read more

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