Ruby and fruity: 4th kind of chocolate takes off

Nestle, the world’s largest food company, is expanding its ruby chocolate range a year after … Read more

Recession fears drive Dow down 460 points

Markets plunged Friday when a closely watched economic measure warned that sluggish global growth could … Read more

Mt. Hood Meadows plans to build new $15 million lodge

Mt. Hood Meadows announced on Friday plans to build a new $15 million, 23,500-square-foot lodge … Read more

People on the Move

• Bill Ross, senior vice president and financial adviser at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in … Read more

Can Shaquille O’Neal help Papa John’s revive its image?

Papa John’s, briefly hijacked by neo-Nazis as their pizza of choice after its former chief … Read more

National business briefing

U.S. existing-home sales surge Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rebounded in February to the … Read more

A robot that makes gourmet coffee has arrived

In the food industry, it seems, the robot revolution is well underway, with machines mastering … Read more

Cascade Lakes Brewing has new majority owners

Father-son team joins one of Bend’s oldest breweries

One of Bend’s oldest breweries, Cascade Lakes Brewing, has two new owners, replacing three partners … Read more

Mortgage rates are continuing free fall with no end in sight

Global and domestic economic concerns continue to drive down mortgage rates. According to the latest … Read more

Jeans on the trading floor: Levi’s goes public

For one day, the New York Stock Exchange was denim friendly. Levi Strauss & Co., … Read more

Amazon to launch mobile ads on its shopping app

Amazon.com has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the $129 billion … Read more

Millions of Facebook user passwords were not stored securely

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, … Read more

Boeing jets lacked two optional safety features

As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control … Read more

National business briefing

NAFTA held up by drug protections President Donald Trump’s ability to get his revised North … Read more

Bend shopping center awaits Chick-fil-A groundbreaking

Chipotle plans drive-through for Robal Road Village

Robal Road Village in Bend could see one of its most-anticipated tenants, Chick-fil-A, start construction … Read more

Snowstorm drags down Bend hotel occupancy

Tourism expected to rebound with spring break

The big snow event of late February affected hotel and vacation rental occupancy rates in … Read more

Redmond gun manufacturer backs Capitol rally

Radian Weapons Company donates $100,000 to protest gun bills in Salem

Redmond’s Radian Weapons is donating $100,000 from sales of gun accessories to support a rally … Read more

Pentagon opens Boeing-related inquiry

Acting defense chief may have promoted his former company

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s inspector general said Wednesday that it was investigating complaints that … Read more

Astrology app set to disrupt ‘mystical services sector’

Any entity created on this planet comes into the world with a star chart, dominated … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks end lower despite Fed news U.S. equities enjoyed a brief recovery, before fading again … Read more

Google gets in on gaming over the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO — Google introduced a new video game service on Tuesday that allows people … Read more

Transportation secretary calls for inquiry into Boeing 737 Max 8

WASHINGTON — The U.S. transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, on Tuesday asked her agency’s internal watchdog … Read more

Major ad changes coming to Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit … Read more

The US has become a nation of streamers

More households subscribe to streaming than traditional TV, according to new report

For the first time, a higher percentage of households in the U.S. subscribe to a … Read more

Business dispatches

• Lora DiCarlo, a Bend-based startup that designed a sex toy for women, received a … Read more

National business briefing

Fed eyes inflation Federal Reserve officials say they’re willing to tolerate an overshoot of their … Read more

Housing Works director hopes to keep up pace of building

Agency oversees more than 1,000 rental units in Central Oregon

When David Brandt first came to Central Oregon in 2009 as city manager of Redmond, … Read more

Case could reveal gun-maker’s marketing efforts

From the day they stood together to announce their lawsuit in their Bridgeport, Connecticut, attorney’s … Read more

How Boeing, FAA OK’d 737 flight control system

As Boeing hustled in 2015 to catch up to Airbus and certify its new 737 … Read more

Oregon firm caught up in federal probe

Investigation tracks protected timber to Roseburg Forest Products

Four years of investigation into the illegal timber trade in West Africa led an environmental … Read more

National business briefing

Momentum of equities continues U.S. equity benchmarks rose at the start of a week filled … Read more

Deschutes County is Oregon’s third-largest hemp growing county

Industrial hemp projected to be $1 billion commodity in Oregon

Oregon’s industrial hemp crop is poised to grow past $1 billion as products containing CBD, … Read more

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