October 31, 2012 - State has largest job loss since 2009

By Bill Watkins, Oregon Economics California Lutheran University Oregon’s economy has continued its bipolar pattern. Output, Gross Product, has shown strong gains, while job have been far weaker. In fact our most recent data show that Oregon lost 7,900 jobs in September, or almost a six percent annual job loss […]

October 30, 2012 - Business needs level playing field for wood product certification

By Oregon Small Business Association Oregon’s federal lawmakers have taken a strong stand against China’s unfair and manipulative trade practices that have made its government-subsidized wood and paper products artificially cheap in the U.S. market. Chinese firms are also reaping huge profits from illegal logging. “American manufacturers can’t compete when […]

October 30, 2012 - Fake Obama, Romney fundraisers being used by ID theives

Fake Obama, Romney fundraisers being used by ID thieves By Oregon Better Business Bureau Crooks are charging credit cards without authorization under the guise of legitimate political campaign organizations and fundraisers. Better Business Bureau is recommending that voters monitor financial accounts and monthly statements for suspicious activity around election season. […]

October 29, 2012 - As Election Nears, Employers Should be Cautious of Politics in the Workplace

by Brenda K. Baumgart Stoel Rives World of Employment Oregon law firm From the Presidential debates to lawn signs, and TV ads to the Voters’ Pamphlet in your mailbox, there’s no denying that election season is in full swing. For employers, the home stretch to November 6 means not only around-the-clock […]

October 28, 2012 - Charlie Hales wins major business endorsement

Alliance board of directors endorses Charlie Hales for Portland mayor By Portland Business Alliance The Portland Business Alliance board of directors today announced its endorsement of Charlie Hales in the race for mayor of Portland. “The City of Portland needs a mayor with good, sound judgment and an even temperament […]

October 26, 2012 - U2 singer humbled by capitalism

Oregon Business News Note: From Forbes magazine on the U2 lead singer, Bono, when speaking this month at a philanthropy conference in Dublin, Ireland . The Irish singer and co-founder of ONE, a campaigning group that fights poverty and disease in Africa, said it had been “a humbling thing for […]

October 25, 2012 - 4 lessons from the California exodus

By Oregon Tax News California, once an epicenter of population growth and economic opportunity, is losing more residents to other states than it is taking in, according to a new study by the Manhattan Institute. Released in September 2012, “The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look” reports that California has […]

October 24, 2012 - Walden & Sen. Rubio urge Obama to rethink cybersecurity law

Congressman Greg Walden Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today joined other technology leaders in the U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Senate today in urging President Barack Obama to refrain from issuing an executive order regulating the Internet in the name of cybersecurity ( LETTER). The members expressed concern that using […]

October 23, 2012 - Can broadcasters pull SuperPAC ads?

Why Don’t TV Stations Pull More SuperPAC Ads? Is There Potential Liability for These Ads? by David Oxenford, Broadcast Blog Davis Dwight & Tremaine LLP Oregon business law firm We recently wrote about candidate ads, and the “no censorship” provision of Section 315 of the Communications Act. Broadcasters can’t censor […]