August 31, 2018 - Wyden: Study police facial recognition uses

Senator Ron Wyden, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., with Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., asked the Government Accountability Office to study both commercial and government use of facial recognition to determine the potential market, uses, and […]

August 30, 2018 - Oregon brewing seeing slower growth

By Oregon Employment Department, A brewing establishment is any location with onsite brewing, including large manufacturing breweries, brew pubs, and nano breweries. Those establishments with at least one covered employee and brewing on site were included in this analysis. As a result home brewers and pubs without onsite brewing were […]

August 29, 2018 - Historic Era — 14 Economic Records Broken

By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation 1. Economic growth: The U.S. is currently in the second longest expansion since records have been kept and will break the record for longest expansion in U.S. History if it continues into summer. Four of the five longest expansions have occurred since 1980 making […]

August 28, 2018 - Scammers posing as Oregon Dept. of Justice

By Oregon Attorney General Office, We heard about a new scam that is circulating the country, and it made us immediately concerned. At least one person has already lost her life savings! Once again, this one uses us — the Oregon Department of Justice — to try to scam its […]

August 27, 2018 - State’s biggest business lobby new CEO

Oregon Business & Industry Oregon Business & Industry (OBI), the leading voice of business and industry in the state, today announced Sandra (Sandi) McDonough as the business association’s chief executive officer effective October 8. “After an extensive selection process, we are delighted that Sandra will lead OBI as we continue […]

August 25, 2018 - Stocks break record — longest streak

by Jason D. Norris, CFA Executive Vice President of Research Ferguson Wellman, Oregon Capital Management firm Earlier this week, The Eagles’ Greatest Hits surpassed Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the best-selling album of all time. I would argue that “greatest hits” albums should be excluded, but that’s neither here nor there. […]

August 24, 2018 - Two Tax Reform typos are costing retail millions

By National Retail Federation The National Retail Federation  applauded Senate Finance Committee Republicans for clarifying the congressional intent of provisions of the federal tax reform law related to depreciation rules and “carryback” of operating losses. In a letter, the senators called on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service […]

August 23, 2018 - How election law changes may impact your company

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Oregon & Multi-state law firm, Davis Wright Tremaine has developed a State Political Advertising Law Survey, which we can make available to our clients covering all 50 states or a subset of selected states With the 2018 election season rapidly approaching, legislators across the country are […]

August 22, 2018 - Chart: Fastest growing OR,WA cities

Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, Recently I gave a broader, regional outlook talk that included many attendees who were either from Washington or had clients or offices north of the border. Overall there is not a massive difference between the states in terms of where they are in […]

August 21, 2018 - Labor board’s union representation decision

By Bullard Law, Oregon law firm A recent decision from a three-member panel of the NLRB appears to depart from over 40 years of precedent regarding an employee’s right to union representation during an investigatory interview. Last month, in Circus Circus Casinos, Inc., 366 NLRB 110 (2018), the Board held […]