TWIB: Mass. jobs, banking trends, internet piracy

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January 22, 2012, 1:53 pm
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(NECN) - In this week's edition of "This Week in Business", Massachusetts jobless rate hits a three year low. But job growth for 2011 was only 1.3 percent. What's behind the contradiction? Michael Goodman, Chairman, of the Dept. Of Public Policy, at U-Mass Dartmouth has insights into what he calls the state's divergence of destinies.

Also, is small the new big when it comes to banking?  The CEO of Belmont Savings Bank talks about the anti-big trend in banking and the new home town advantage.

And finally, Peter Howe is on the business beat with insight into the internet piracy bill protest; Novartis job cuts but growth in Cambridge, Gardner Museum renovations and Mayor Menino's million pound smackdown.

Tags: unemployment , jobs, Peter Howe, TWIB, Paul Guzzi, business , money, banking, Mike Nikitas, This Week in Business , Belmont Savings Bank, UMASS Dartmouth, job growth, Michael Goodman, internet piracy
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