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By Oregon Small Business Association, More than 75 percent of the people renting homes in Portland through Airbnb, Vacasa and other online sites are doing so in violation of city regulations. Portland city auditors discovered that four of every five short-term rentals operate illegally, but the city hasn’t enforced the

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By Oregon Small Business Association Federal officials shut down an Oregon man’s website that sold fake documents identity thieves could use to defraud innocent victims. Steven Simmons, who operated www.noveltyexcuses under the company name of Integrated Flight Solutions of Beaverton, agreed to permanently shut down hi

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden  called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to classify text messaging as a telecommunications service. During its open meeting on Dec. 12, the FCC will vote on a proposed declaratory ruling classifying text messaging as an information service, which would permit te

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By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis The strong economy is reaching all corners with employment rates and household incomes rising. One result is households are feeling pretty good right now. Balance sheets have been repaired. Debt, while rising, is in line with income gains, meaning there is no massive buil

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by Timothy D. Carkin Senior Vice President Ferguson Wellman Oregon based Capitol Management Firm With a week subdued by a day of mourning, traders hoped market volatility would follow suit: it did not. In less than three trading sessions the S&P 500 traded down five percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more

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By NFIB, Small business job creation inched up in November, rising to a net addition of 0.19 workers per firm, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, released today. Sixteen percent of owners reported increasing employment an average of 2.9 workers per firm, unchanged from October, and 11 percent reported reducing em

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By John A. Charles, Jr. Cascade Policy Institute, Governor Kate Brown’s top health care administrator is requesting that the legislature increase taxes on beer, wine, cider, cigarettes, cigars, and vaping pens. If approved, the taxes would result in $784 million in new revenue for the state over the next two years. Hea

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By Oregon Small Business Association, 2018 is the year of change for many companies.  This year, Spotify was rebuked for sending their top employees to strip clubs.  NIKE removed six executives for sexual harassment which included unwanted advances and trips to strip clubs.   Google employees walked out across the wo

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By US Attorney, Oregon District Curran Millican Manzer, 37, of Springfield, Oregon, pleaded guilty to a single count of possession with intent to the distribute marijuana after repeatedly shipping marijuana out of state. “Illegal export continues to plague Oregon’s under regulated and insufficiently enforced state la

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Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio, Although the president has repeatedly and emphatically stated that he would get rid of the disastrous trade policies of the last twenty-five years, this agreement promotes many of the same damaging provisions as its predecessor. As currently written, this agreement does not truly protect

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By National Retail Federation Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with nearly three-quarters of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 14th annual ORC study released today by the National Retail Federation. “These criminals find new ways to expand their networks and manipu

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By Oregon Employment Department, How long do workers stay in a given job? Nationally, the average employee tenure in January 2018 was 4.2 years. Data to address this question isn’t available for Oregon, but every two years the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes this information for the nation, which results from

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By Oregon Small Business Association, A group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland rescinded its offer to buy the Portland Public Schools headquarters site near the Moda Center but promised an announcement soon about other potential sites for a ballpark. Portland Diamond Project, a baseball group of investor

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By Oregon State University Press Release, After two years of delays because of problems with a seismometer instrument, NASA’s InSight Mission apparently has successfully landed on Mars today to explore the deep interior of the planet, about which scientists know little. Oregon State University atmospheric scientists as

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Timothy A. Duy Director, Oregon Economic Forum Department of Economics, University of Oregon The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity fell to 0.63 in September from an upwardly revised July reading of 0.70. Highlights of this month’s report include: – Building permits continued to decline on the back of softer con

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By Oregon Brewers Guild On October 9, an innovative refillable bottle being used by Oregon craft beverage makers took top honors in the sustainability category at the Glass Packaging Institute’s (GPI) annual Clear Choice Awards. The new BottleDrop Refill bottle is by far the most environmentally sustainable option avai

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by Peter Jones, CFA Vice President of Research Ferguson Wellman Capitol Management, Oregon As the U.S. expansion draws closer to becoming the longest on record, a number of economic and political risks have emerged or intensified in recent months, leading to global equity market weakness. This has investors, economists a

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U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, Release, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley asked the country’s two largest private immigration detention contractors for information about their compliance with federal immigration detention standards. The letters from Wyden, Merkley and nine other senators to contractors GEO Group and CoreCiv

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By Jim Miller, Oregon writer This week Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read announced that his office is joining a coalition of investors and money managers to help advance a 5-point plan for gun manufacturers and firearm related companies. The coalition controls over $4.8 trillion in managed funds.  With billions in Oreg

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By Josh Lerner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Current economic growth remains strong. Nearly all leading indicators are flashing green, signaling solid gains in the near-term. However, the economy is set to slow moving forward for a number of reasons. First, growth must slow to a more sustainable rate. As the U.S. an

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By Oregon Attorney General Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum  filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald J. Trump and acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker asserting that the federal government should not be permitted to force the State of Oregon to cooperate with their fe

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National Small Business Association The National Small Business Association (NSBA) earlier voted on its Top Ten Priorities for the 116th Congress, a result of the Small Business Congress in Washington, D.C. Small businesses voted to make reining-in the costs of health care their number one priority for Congress and the a

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By Gabrielle Hansen & Nicole Elgin Barran Leibman Public employers with twenty or fewer employees take note: in its first opinion of the 2018-2019 term, the Supreme Court ruled in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. John Guido that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to all governmental employers regard

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By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation, Job seekers beware. Scammers are after your money and your personal information. The Better Business Bureau has reported an increase in employment scams as the holiday season approaches and more people seek temporary jobs to bring in extra cash. Since January, North Americ

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US Attorney, Oregon district, Release Pamela S. Hediger, 55, of Corvallis, Oregon, pleaded guilty to one count each of attempting to evade or defeat taxes and engaging in monetary transactions with property derived from specified unlawful activity. “Pamela Hediger used her position of trust to steal large sums of money

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By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation, An academic hit job by researchers from Denmark and the University of California at Berkeley suggest that companies such as Nike (Facebook, Apple, Google also cited) are taking advantage of so-called “tax havens” to cause billions of dollars of income go “missing.”

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By Oregon Employment Department, In 2017, the unemployment rate for veterans in Oregon was 4.3 percent, according to the Current Population Survey. This was the lowest unemployment rate for veterans since 2007, when the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent. Overall, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in 2017. Acro

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by Jason D. Norris, CFA Executive Vice President of Research Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, NW based investment advisory firm It was a busy week in Washington with a highly anticipated midterm election followed by the Federal Reserve meeting. The results of both came in as expected although it seems the markets wer

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By Bullard Law NW Law firm Life After Janus v. AFSCME: A Field Report on Union Security in the Public Sector Join Chris Duckworth and Dan Rowan for a brief review of the changes to union security provisions required by Janus and a summary of developments since the decision was issued. The presentation will include [̷

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Josh Lehner Oregon Economic Analysis A friend of the office recently noted that we haven’t been discussing beer nearly enough lately. And it turns out she was right. After our office’s first, real recreational marijuana forecast last year and the Oregon Vice research and presentation I did, our office has been mostly

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