How Silicon Valley billionaires compare to Bezos, worth $150B

With his net worth topping $150 billion, Jeff Bezos is now the wealthiest person in … Read more

Boeing predicts strong growth, despite uncertainties

Emerging economies, strong aviation market behind Boeing’s confidence, amid concerns of trade war, recession

Boeing unveiled its annual 20-year forecast for the airplane business at the Farnborough Air Show … Read more

Lake Oswego company sells for more than $1.2B

Navex Global offers regulatory software

Navex Global sold Tuesday to a private equity firm in a deal that valued the … Read more

SE Bend neighborhood wants to prevent use of private road

Mountain High Homeowners Association sues J.L. Ward Co.

A southeast Bend homeowners association is suing land developer J.L. Ward Co. to prevent its … Read more

Amazon Prime Day marred by strikes, crash workers, who have long gone on strike in the run-up to the holidays, have … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks close lower after bank buying Major U.S. indexes closed mostly lower Monday as investors … Read more

Netflix, the stock market’s big hope, disappoints

When rising interest rates and trade tensions weighed on the stock market in recent months, … Read more

From computers to cannabis

Silicon Valley tech workers moving into the legalized marijuana industry

For much of her career, Natasha Pecor followed a path well-worn by tech workers. She … Read more

L.A. Times to appeal order to delete portion of an article on police

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge ordered the Los Angeles Times to remove information from … Read more

Tiny shop builds the straw of tomorrow

Craig Graffius started EcoGlass Straws 12 years ago with three decades of glass-making experience and … Read more

Microsoft sees the risks of facial recognition tech

Company’s exec urges Congress to regulate use of software

Amid a growing call for regulations to limit the use of facial recognition technology, Microsoft … Read more

Company offers loans at grocery stores

Insikt wants to change the market for personal loans

LOS ANGELES — Walk into a Northgate supermarket and, along with produce and pan dulce, … Read more

Manual transmissions losing popularity

Some still love to shift gears

The tween riding in the back seat finally asked, “What is that thing you keep … Read more

2019 Jaguar I-Pace transforms luxury electric expectations

LAGOS, Portugal — Whatever image you have of Jaguar, it will soon be rendered obsolete … Read more

Teacher’s parting gift is a starter stash of Zcash

NEW YORK — As gold balloons dropped from the ceiling, the high school graduates at … Read more

Blockbuster Video in Bend will be last one standing

Two stores in Alaska set to close Monday

The Blockbuster Video in Bend became selfie central Friday as tourists realized they could experience … Read more

J&J’s $4.69B talc loss hands investors a what-next moment

Johnson & Johnson slipped as investors began to assess the potential long-term costs to the … Read more

Ruling: TSA agents not liable for abuse claims

Transportation Security Administration officers who are accused of abuse on the job are immune from … Read more

National business briefing

Stocks edge up as Treasuries rise Stocks edged higher, while Treasuries advanced as an ongoing … Read more

Bank earnings climb while lending lags

Tax cuts, deregulation and a buoyant economy were always expected to drive profits higher at … Read more

X-ray machine at Redmond Airport is fixed

An X-ray machine at Redmond Airport that broke Tuesday is now fixed, Transportation Security Administration … Read more

Business people on the move

• Melanie Whedon, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), has recently joined Stemach Design … Read more

Detaining immigrant children is now a billion-dollar industry

Holding immigrant children in detention has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that … Read more

Justice Department appeals AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is appealing the ruling a federal judge issued last month … Read more

7 fast food chains allow worker ‘poaching’

Seven fast food chains have agreed to drop “no-poaching” clauses that bar employees from switching … Read more

Bend Venture Conference opens to applications

Oregon companies raised $421 million in second quarter

The Bend Venture Conference has opened to applications at a time when funds are flush … Read more

Business dispatches

• Cellular Sales, a Verizon Wireless retailer, has opened at 1850 N. Highway 97 in … Read more

Oil drops, dollar rallies as tensions flare up

U.S. stocks fell as crude plunged the most in two years and the dollar spiked … Read more

Study: Airbnb boosts economies, but only in white neighborhoods

Airbnb touts its economic impact in “diverse” neighborhoods, saying guests boost businesses in areas where … Read more

Rare earths could be crucial as U.S.-China trade war continues

KUANTAN, Malaysia — Amanda Lacaze grabbed her iPhone and rattled off names of special minerals … Read more

Uber HR head resigns in wake of investigation

Uber’s head of human resources resigned Tuesday reportedly after a probe into how she handled … Read more

Building permits for city of Bend and Deschutes County

City of Bend • Taylor Development LLC, 613 NW Colorado Ave., $100,000 • Jeffrey S. … Read more

Brooks Resources sells Mount Bachelor Village Resort

Meredith Lodging will help market vacation rentals

Brooks Resources Corp. has sold Mount Bachelor Village Resort to an Oregon company with a … Read more

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