Television has long blurred the lines of fantasy and reality. So it’s quite natural for Anthem Media mogul Leonard Asper to create an all fantasy-sports broadcast network to go along with his present holdings, The Fight Network and My Combat Channel. Multichannel News reports Asper wiil launch FNTSY Sports Networks in both the United States and [...]
Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips has been named Oregon’s first Small Business Advocate. Secretary of State Kate Brown said Mitchell-Phillips will help entrepreneurs navigate the maze of regulations as well as recommend legislative and policy changes to improve the state’s business climate. Mitchell-Phillips, who takes on the new role Dec. 9, was previously Gov. John Kitzhaber’s deputy director for [...]
Consumer Electronics Association reports more than one-third of shoppers purchased electronic gadgets during Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Predictably, tablets were in high demand. CEA’s two-day poll of shoppers indicated 35 percent of U.S. adults shopping on “Red Thursday” and Black Friday bought tech products. Just shy of three in 10 binge buyers admitted to purchasing tablets, [...]
We all get caught unawares or just plain make bad decisions from time to time. But after years of getting email pleas from Nigerian grandfathers, begging for our bank account numbers so they can bequeath their vast fortunes to us, one would think we’re all smarter than that. (I’ve come to the realization all those [...]
§ Paying with cash, check or debit card. Leave your credit cards at home so you won’t be tempted by a big sale on something you didn’t plan on.
§ Using credit cards with care online. Shop only at sites you trust. Be sure to take advantage of free shipping and coupons. While credit cards are the safest option for online shopping, be sure you have a plan to pay the cards off immediately or at the least in 90 days or less.
Nielsen researchers are on to something. Seems Black Friday is grudgingly giving way to — drum roll please. Nope, not Thanksgiving Day shopping. No, not Small Business Saturday. Try Cyber Monday. While nearly 85 percent of shoppers survey by Nielsen say they will skip Black Friday’s frigid-cold lines in the predawn darkness. Cyber Monday participation [...]
Here is the update sent out by Cover Oregon today, making Dec. 4, for all practical purposes, the day for signing up for health insurance through the state’s exchange. +++ Cover Oregon announced today that Oregonians who want their health coverage to take effect Jan. 1, 2014, should submit their application postmarked no later than Dec. 4, [...]
In an effort to kick-start application activity for Cover Oregon, the state’s health insurance exchange agency is hitting the road to encourage participation. Unable to get the kinks worked out of its automated online system, Cover Oregon is visiting Medford, Eugene, Bend, Portland and Salem in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Cover Oregon said [...]
While most cash-starved retail chains are throwing the doors open — and their employees families under the bus — on Thanksgiving — Costco has painted a line on the parking lot asphalt and will remain closed. Costco vice president for membership and marketing told The Huffington Post the decision was no more complicated than the [...]