March 30, 2013 - Videos: Ford ad stir immediate firings

A Ford ad in India for their Figo compact car is reaching new grounds in offensive.  The ad lead to immediate firings of several employees and a public apology.  Watch the Wall Street Video below:

March 29, 2013 - Telecommunting Ban: At-home workers less productive

Michael Hendrix National Chamber Foundation It was the memo heard ‘round the world—or at least on the blogosphere. Marrissa Mayer’s Yahoo!, in a bid to reboot its bottom line, announced a ban on telecommuting. To be precise, an internal memo was leaked to an online news site. What was meant […]

March 28, 2013 - Good News: Oregon’s sustained recovery

Patrick Emerson PhD , OSU Economist Oregon Economics Blog Molly Young has a nice article in The Oregonian about the new Oregon jobs report. She focuses her attention in the unemployment rate that hasn’t budged much (the February rate is 8.4%) and the overall decline in the labor force. Go […]

March 27, 2013 - Bill redefines employer

By NFIB There is hostile, anti-business legislation afoot, reports NFIB State Director Jan Meekcoms from the State Capitol and one measure that would actually help. Definition of Employer House Bill 3142 is a repeated attempt to redefine employee, employer and wage. This bill would significantly expand the target of wage […]

March 26, 2013 - Oregon shares $7 million Google settlement

Oregon Shares in $7 Million Google Settlement By Oregon Tax News, Oregon is party to a multistate settlement with Google, Inc. for the unauthorized collection of information from unsecured wireless networks by its Street View vehicles. The agreement, signed by the attorneys general of 38 states and the District of […]

March 25, 2013 - Oregon: Manufacturing up, labor force down

University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes By Tim Duy Oregon Economic Forum University of  Oregon Oregon economic indicators continued to improve in the first month of 2013. Highlights of the report include: • The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity rose to 0.49, compared to a revised -0.23 in in December. […]

March 23, 2013 - NIKE soars — confounds critics

NIKE soars — confounds critics NIKE stocks soared on Friday helped to revive spirits and shock critics who have been piling on the Oregon shoemaker for their lackluster year. Even with new China sales challenges NIKE still produced a greta revenue report. This short story by CNN-Money video explains how […]

March 22, 2013 - Supreme Court rebukes class action abuse case

U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Chamber Commends Supreme Court for Limiting Class Action Abuses Unanimous Ruling Preserves Key Provision of Class Action Fairness Act The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today praised a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that preserves a key provision of the landmark Class Action Fairness Act […]

March 21, 2013 - Nurse pay bill adds to health care costs

By Associated Oregon Industries, Nurse practitioners and physician assistants had their first hearing of the session in an ongoing effort to secure fees equal to MDs when performing the same services. Although the bill (HB 2902) was introduced in the last two legislative sessions, proponents were never able to gain […]

March 20, 2013 - Who’s hiring in oregon? — where the jobs are

Who’s Hiring in Oregon By Oregon Small Business Association • plans to hire hundreds of employees when they open their new office in Hillsboro this summer. The leading cloud computing and customer relationship management software company chose the location to recruit from Pacific Northwest talent in such areas as […]