Sears chief warns of bankruptcy danger

NEW YORK — Time is running out for Sears, the retailer’s largest investor and chief … Read more

Walmart to track veggies via blockchain

When dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce this … Read more

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora

NEW YORK — Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it’s buying music streaming service Pandora Media … Read more

Briefing

Stocks dip with China trade war Global stocks took small losses Monday after China reportedly … Read more

Central Oregon businesses feel pinch from tariffs

Tax on more than 5,000 Chinese imports takes effect Monday

Bicycles and bike parts are among more than 5,000 Chinese imports that will be subject … Read more

Here are 5 reasons to hold off buying the new iPhone

Hello there, savvy iPhone shopper. Ready for an upgrade? There are a few things you … Read more

Restaurants’ eggs probably still aren’t cage-free

For some time, it seemed like the plight of egg-laying hens — confined to cages … Read more

California reflects nation’s rent slowdown

LOS ANGELES — After a remarkable run-up in housing costs that has crimped budgets, forced … Read more

2018 Ford Mustang GT: Is the refreshed 5.0 worth $50k?

The refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang GT gets a lot of upgrades, from a new 10-speed … Read more

Life insurance offers more incentive to live longer

Brian and Carla Restid, a couple in their mid-60s, bought life insurance four years ago … Read more

In the #MeToo era, can ‘breastaurant’ chain survive allegations?

Crystal McBride didn’t mind wearing a crop top and shorts to work. She wasn’t bothered … Read more

Oregon cancels Deschutes County pot grower’s license

High Cascade Farms had ties to butane honey oil explosion

Oregon’s marijuana regulators decided Friday to cancel the license of a grower whose operation was … Read more

Tariffs raise costs of rebuilding

When the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence recede and rebuilding kicks into high gear, homeowners and … Read more

Maine: Leave the herb out of the lobster pot

Health inspectors condemn restaurant that wants to use marijuana to ease animals’ pain

Your death is imminent. It will be painful. Minutes beforehand, your executioner hands you … … Read more

Rising price of oil not hurting U.S. yet

DALLAS — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks weather witching to gain U.S. stocks dropped from early session highs to cap a … Read more

Alaska Airlines details new bare-bones airfare

To compete with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Spirit and Frontier, the country’s largest airlines have … Read more

Business People on the Move

• Ryan P. McHugh, CFP, vice president and partner with the Rivera Wealth Management Group … Read more

Facebook to add 2 new buildings to Prineville data center

Construction expected to continue into 2020

Facebook is planning two more buildings at its Prineville data center, bringing an investment of … Read more

Cannabis businesses want to export products

Sales to other states could ease surplus

A group of Oregon growers, processors and retailers are working with lawmakers on a bill … Read more

Delta joins other airlines in era of the $30 bag fee

Delta Air Lines raised its fee for a first checked bag to $30, following in … Read more

Briefing

Stocks finish a little lopsided Major U.S. stock indexes finished unevenly Wednesday as gains in … Read more

Retailers predict struggle ahead for seasonal help

Retailers won’t just be battling each other for customers this holiday season — they’re also … Read more

Amazon may open 3,000 cashierless Go stores

Amazon Go grew from a single convenience store to four over eight months. A report … Read more

Florence drowns 5,500 pigs, 3.4 million chickens

The number of hogs and poultry killed in Hurricane Florence flooding is already double the … Read more

Eberhard’s launches new line of organic products

Organic milk will come from Madras dairy

For the first time in nearly a decade, Eberhard’s Dairy Products is launching a new … Read more

National business briefing

Facebook faces sexism charges Facebook has been criticized in recent years over revelations that its … Read more

Opposing president on trade is risky for Republicans in Congress

As President Donald Trump again ratchets up trade tensions with China and Canada, he has … Read more

China doesn’t have firepower to match Trump in trade war

BEIJING — President Donald Trump imposed tariffs in July on $34 billion in Chinese goods. … Read more

Oregon unemployment rate hits another record low

The state’s jobless rate fell slightly in August to 3.8 percent, according to data out … Read more

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle SEC’s ‘Blackfish’ probe for $5M

SeaWorld and its former CEO, Jim Atchison, will pay more than $5 million to settle … Read more

• Ascent Architecture and Interiors celebrated the grand opening in August of Conflux Brewing Co. … Read more

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