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By Oregon Department of Justice Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 41 other state Attorneys General reached a $35 million settlement with Pfizer Inc, the parent company of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., to resolve allegations that Wyeth promoted immunosuppressive drug Rapamune for off-label uses. As one of two lead st

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation By Michael Hendrix Why own something when you can subscribe to it? That’s the question being posed in more parts of the economy than we ever imagined. While the sharing economy—think Craigslist and AirBnB—has caught a lot of attention lately, I think it’s simply one part of a broa

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City of Hillsboro, Representatives of Washington County, the City of Hillsboro and Intel Corporation announced that a proposed agreement has been reached for Intel to invest up to $100 billion in the county. The announcement culminates negotiations under Oregon’s Strategic Investment Program (SIP), a private-public partne

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By Steve Buckstein, Cascade Policy Institute Eighty-four percent of Oregonians support allowing union employees to leave their union without force or penalty, a concept generally referred to as Right to Work. That’s the finding of a new poll, released today by Cascade Policy Institute as part of National Employee Freedom

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Almost Half of Oregon’s Job Vacancies are Difficult to Fill by Jessica Nelson, Jul-21-2014 Oregon Employment Department Businesses reported that almost half (48%) of Oregon’s job vacancies in 2013 were “difficult to fill,” according to a new report from the Oregon Employment Department.Major findings

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University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes By Tim Duy Oregon Economic Forum University of  Oregon Weak employment data in June contributed to a drop in the Oregon Measure of Economic Activity. Highlights of the report include: - The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity to -0.60 compared to a revised 0.68 the previous mo

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James Pethokoukis, Colunist American Enterprise Institute What happens to the unemployed in the worst labor market in living memory when their long-term jobless benefits end? Some people, including many Republican lawmakers, had a theory: ending benefits would give the unemployed a nudge. With no more government checks comi

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Business News Note: Microsoft’s 14,000 layoffs may have an impact in the NW. The main cause has been their focus in one particular industry sector — mobile devices. Oregon financial professional, Jason Norris of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., explains to KGW-TV news that Microsoft is “determined

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By Jan Meekcoms Oregon NFIB (Originally published in Salem Business Journal) Has our public employment retirement system (PERS) in Oregon been so successful that we should force it on private enterprise by law? Oregon’s current PERS deficit is in the billions. Add it to other public retirement systems around the nation, a

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Barran Liebman Oregon Law Firm Executive Order Extends Ban on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination President Obama has signed an executive order which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Effective immediately, this protection extends to mos

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By NFIB After a promising 3 month run, June’s Optimism Index fell 1.6 points to 95.0. While job components improved, capital outlays and planned spending faded along with expectations for improving business conditions. Overall only two Index components improved, two were unchanged, and six fell. “The only two index comp

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation By Michael Hendrix It’s been an open question for some time whether personal data could be effectively de-identified. That is, could we handle and analyze mass datasets without exposing individual’s personal information? Some have contended that the answer is “no.” But a recent pa

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NW software giant Microsoft is in federal court today over the privacy of emails.  The issue revolves around the protection of emails held outside U.S. borders and whether a US warrant can force access.  Below is a defense of email privacy by Brad Smith who represents general counsel for Microsoft. By Brad Smith Microsoft

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Cascade Policy Institute By Everet Rummel, research associate On July 2, the Portland City Council held a hearing on proposed amendments to the Zoning Code concerning short-term rentals. The council chambers were packed with citizens who support legalizing renting one or two bedrooms from a primary residence. An emerging se

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By Technology Association of Oregon. Venture capital funding in Oregon hit a high in the first six months of 2014, raising more investment dollars in the first half of the year than in all of 2013. According to the Oregonian, Dow Jones VentureSource reported that Oregon startups raised $174 million in venture capital invest

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Dennis Morgan, Volunteer Executive Director Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) Employers of all sizes understand that employees need time off to address personal or family health issues, which is why the vast majority of employers voluntarily offer generous paid leave benefits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statis

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James Pethokoukis, Colunist American Enterprise Institute Some people really don’t like “big box” retailers. The openings of new stores, particularly in cities, are frequently accompanied by protests. Recall that Occupy Wall Street targeted retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy. Critics knock these compa

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By Bullard Law, Portland law firm ADA Dog Days – Service Animals and Reasonable Accommodation The Bullard Edge loves dogs. My pup Jimmy turns 2 today and I have attached his picture (a black and brown mini Dachshund). Jimmy also relates (allow me some leeway here) to this week’s question in the (fictional) mailbag. J

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Congressman Greg Walden & House pass Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, Press Release The Internet is possibly the most important technological advancement since the printing press. Governments’ hands off approach has enabled the internet to rapidly grow into a powerful engine for our e

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By Oregon Brewers Guild The Oregon Brewers Guild announced that Oregonians bought more than 500,000 barrels of beer produced in Oregon in 2013, setting a new record in Oregon craft beer history and leading the U.S. in percentage of dollars spent on craft beer. Oregon’s breweries crafted a little more than 1,400,000 barrel

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By Oregon Department of Justice Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit against Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures, the makers of the energy drink 5-Hour ENERGY®. The lawsuit alleges that the companies repeatedly violated the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA) by making deceptive and misleadi

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By Joel Grey Cascade Policy Institute The Portland Seed Fund started as a public-private venture intended to close a funding gap for small loans to entrepreneurs. The City of Portland, the City of Hillsboro, and the State of Oregon provided a majority of the funds for the first Seed Fund and a significant portion of […

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By Alex Nowrasteh Cato Institute President Obama seems poised to act on immigration, with or without the help of Congress. Last week, he announced that he’s “beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” Critics have decried this very pledge as illegal. But [

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Ater Wynne LLP NW Law frim Such restrictions are common in agreements resolving employment disputes. Indeed, many companies would not think of entering into a settlement in which they were not assured that the affected employee(s) would comply with the company’s confidentiality policy, maintain confidentiality of the fact

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By Bullard Law, Portland law firm Sparks are flying in Washington. On Monday [July 7] the Washington State Liquor Control Board issued the first licenses, which allowed for legal marijuana sales to begin on Tuesday. By Wednesday there were news and social media reports that the “first buyer” in Spokane had lo

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By NIKE, With one strike of his Nike Magista boot, German striker Mario Gotze sent his nation into raptures and sealed his place in football history. For Nike Football, the moment capped an exciting year for both the brand and business. On the pitch, Nike started the tournament with 10 sponsored teams, while 53 percent [

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University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes By Tim Duy Oregon Economic Forum University of  Oregon Oregon Economic Indicators: Oregon posted another month of above average growth in May. Highlights of the report include: - The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity rose to 0.69, compared to a revised 0.16 the previous mont

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By Washington Lodging Association (WLA) Seattle taxpayers forced to fund expensive outside counsel for city attempt to defend discrimination The City of Seattle’s decision to hire expensive outside legal counsel to try to defend its discriminatory actions against small businesses in the recently adopted minimum wage ordin

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James Pethokoukis, Colunist American Enterprise Institute It’s not enough for an economy to generate jobs. There should also be a good amount of turnover in the labor market. Workers need to move around to find the best fit for themselves, not to mention higher pay from taking a new gig. A stay-put workforce is bad [̷

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by Betsy Earls Associated Oregon Industries Oregon’s largest business advocate Cover Oregon Moves to Fed to Save Money – Yet Fees Go Up Cover Oregon went through another round of explaining itself recently, updating legislative committees during three days of meetings designed to begin planning for the 2015 Legislat

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