<![CDATA[NECN - TWIB]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/twibhttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usWed, 26 Sep 2018 05:35:40 -0400Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:35:40 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Will Cape Sharks Affect Tourism?; Polar Park Plans]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:37:39 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Shark+warning+sign.JPG

Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor, discusses the Suffolk Downs suit against Wynn Resorts; Fintech growth; Polar Park plans; the potential impact of sharks on Cape Cod tourism and an historic bank merger in Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[Plans to Expand Amazon to Go Stores Without Cashiers]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:58:17 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Amazon+to+Go.JPG

It's all things Amazon with Doug Banks, Boston business journal editor. He weighs in on Amazon hq2 headquarters costs in Boston and the potential impact on the choice, plans to expand Amazon to go, plans for Amazon to get into the furniture business and the Jeff Bezos foundation.

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<![CDATA[Lessons Learned From Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:58:08 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Gas+explosion+file.JPG

Jim Rooney, CEO of The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, talks about Massachusetts' gas pipeline infrastructure, China tariffs and the impact on local businesses; the Jay Gonzalez proposal to tax universities with endowments above $1 billion; the MLK memorial finalists; and the Urgency of Now.

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<![CDATA[Wampanoags Will Need Congress for a Casino]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:47:47 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018250523.JPG

Shirley Leung, interim Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor talk about stories in their own papers, plus make predictions about the week ahead.

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<![CDATA[MGM Springfield Attendance; Empty Luxury Towers in Boston]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:38:30 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018250485.JPG

MGM Springfield works to keep minors out of its new casino; the recreational pot industry in Massachusetts will have a bank to do business with; growing concerns over empty luxury towers in Boston and why are people so excited about direct flights from Boston to Honolulu. We talk through it all with Shirley Leung, interim Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor.

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<![CDATA[Questions Remain After Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:35:38 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018250429.JPG

Many questions remain about the Merrimack Valley gas explosions; MBTA infrastructure issues and new data about a stagnant middle class in Massachusetts, with Shirley Leung, interim Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor.

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<![CDATA[201,000 New Jobs in August; Wages Increase]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:46:48 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018069991.JPG

Jon Chesto of The Boston Globe on the strong jobs figures and the implications for the Trump presidency; the potential business impact following Tuesday’s Massachusetts Primary; the Nike Colin Kaepernick ad campaign and the SJC ruling on businesses and campaign contributions in Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[Everbridge and Its Critical Event Management Platform]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:44:43 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Everbridge+website.JPG

Imad Mouline, Everbridge CTO, on the company that helps cities and businesses all over the world deal with disaster.

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<![CDATA[Building an Innovative Ballpark]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:42:52 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018070026.JPG

We get a progress report on the effort to bring a ballpark to Worcester for the Pawtucket Red Sox. They’re building a ballpark, bonds with the community and more. Obviously, the beloved team will need a new name. Will "Sox" be part of it? Not necessarily. Pawtucket Red Sox President Dr. Charles Steinberg talks priorities, next steps and how they fell in love with Worcester.

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<![CDATA[Justice Department Supports Asian-Americans Suing Harvard]]>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:22:07 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Harvard+University+file.jpg

Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks on the Justice Department supporting the rejected Asian student lawsuit against Harvard University over affirmative action; Trump and NAFTA; MGM Springfield’s first week; big numbers for Mass Biotech industry and the Boston Herald plans to move to Braintree.

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<![CDATA[UMass Boston Opens First Dorms]]>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:16:31 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/UMass_Boston_Opens_First_Dorms.jpg

The Interim Chancellor of UMass Boston, Katherine Newman, talks about the upcoming school year. Plus, the first ever campus dorm is open and officials think a game-changer for the urban campus.

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<![CDATA[FlatWorld Aims to Rewrite Text Book Industry]]>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:14:42 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/FlatWorld+website.jpg

FlatWorld Co-CEO Alastair Adam talks about how his company aims to make text books more affordable to all students. A look at their unique model.

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<![CDATA[Combating Compulsive Gambling]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:48:33 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/160*120/mgm+opens+9.jpg

We take a look at MGM Springfield's grand opening and speak with Marlene Warner of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

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<![CDATA[Vera Roasting Company's New Brews]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:47:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017722715.JPG

The founder and CEO of the Vera Roasting Company discuss the company's cannabidiol coffee.

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<![CDATA[PawSox Heading to Worcester; Springfield Casino Opens]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:45:55 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Worcester+Red+Sox+Proposal.JPG

Shirley Leung talks about her new role at The Boston Globe, MGM Springfield's grand opening and the pending move of the Pawtucket Red Sox.



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<![CDATA[Baker's Bid for Re-Election]]>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:03:18 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Charlie_Baker_Formally_Launches_Re-Election_Campaign.jpg

Jim Rooney of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce discusses Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's re-election bid and Thomas Glynn's announced resignation.

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<![CDATA[Achieving With Arc]]>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:02:11 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017555174.JPG

Leaders from The Arc of Massachusetts and Northeast Arc discuss job opportunities for people with disabilities.

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<![CDATA[Planning for the WooSox]]>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:59:26 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/PawSox_Announce_Move_to_Worcester.jpg

Jon Chesto discusses the PawSox' move to Worcester, storage units being used as housing in Boston and the call to action by The Boston Globe.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Mitchell Talks About Progress in New Bedford]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:05:50 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/necn-AP_842706407338.jpg

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<![CDATA[Worcester Wooing 'WooSox?']]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:59:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Generic+Worcester+Generic.jpg

Politico's Massachusetts Playbook author Lauren Dezenski discusses Jim Koch's dinner with President Trump, New York's ride-share strategy, Worcester's wooing of the Pawtucket Red Sox and the new public relations effort to keep people from driving while high.



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<![CDATA[Legislative Letdown in Mass.]]>Sat, 04 Aug 2018 00:15:37 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Massachusetts+State+House1.JPG

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Doug Banks, editor of the Boston Business Journal, discuss the letdown of this legislative session, America's first trillion-dollar company and Facebook's action to prevent election influencing.

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<![CDATA[A Look Ahead to Sports Betting]]>Sat, 04 Aug 2018 00:14:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Deadline_for_New_Jersey_Casinos_Sports_Betting.jpg

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Doug Banks, editor of the Boston Business Journal, discuss the MGM/NBA gambling partnership, a Necco lawsuit, the Bird scooter company ruffling feathers in Cambridge and why Boeing is setting up shop in Kendall Square.

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<![CDATA[5 Years of John Henry at the Boston Globe]]>Sat, 04 Aug 2018 00:15:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/john-henry.jpg

Boston Globe business columnist Shirley Leung talks about some classic Boston restaurants and an outpost of the Boston Public Market landing at Logan Airport, while Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks discusses John Henry's tenure at the Globe.



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<![CDATA[Immigration Law and the Effort to Reunite Families]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:31:02 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Immigration_Law_And_the_Effort_to_Reunite_Families.jpg

Immigration attorney Jeff Goldman from The Law Offices of Jeff Goldman talks about what it has been like working to reunite immigrant children and their parents. Plus, he talks about the new challenges of working with businesses to help immigrants get work visas.

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<![CDATA[Editor Doug Banks Talks Demise of NECCO]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:30:00 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Editor_Doug_Banks_Talks_Demise_of_NECCO.jpg

Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks on Facebook’s historic-for-the-wrong-reason day on wall street; the MA budget; the demise of both NECCO, and Ofo and an about face, of sorts over women in high tech.

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<![CDATA[New CEO Shares Plans for ZoomInfo]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:30:18 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/New_CEO_Shares_Plans_for_ZoomInfo.jpg

Derek Schoettle is the new CEO of ZoomInfo, a B2B database company. He talks about their mission and what he hopes to do as they continue work to help their clients grow their own businesses.

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<![CDATA[Potential Impacts of the Grand Bargain Compromise]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:04:19 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016848267_1200x675_1281915971862.jpg

Retailers Assn. of Massachusetts President Jon Hurst on the grand bargain, the local impact of Amazon prime day, retail sales figures and trends like pop up stores.

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<![CDATA[The Business of the Boston Triathlon]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:03:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016848265_1200x675_1281916995931.jpg

We look at the business of the Boston Triathlon with CEO Ted Truscott and VP Leslie Walstrom, both of Columbia Threadneedle Investments, the chief sponsor of the race.

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<![CDATA[Concerns Raised Over Beth Israel Lahey Health]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:02:20 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Lahey+Hospital+Burlington+2.JPG

Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe is on the business beat talking about the Massachusetts budget, Beth Israel Deaconess-Lahey merger; the potential of a Kraft Soccer stadium in Boston; Jeff Bezos as the richest man in modern history; and eco-friendly hotel policies that may be putting housekeepers out of work.



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<![CDATA[How Might Tariffs Affect Boston's Construction Industry?]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:00:50 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016676100.JPG

Predictions about the week ahead and stories from their own publications from Shirley Leung, of The Boston Globe, and Doug Banks, Editor of the Boston Business Journal .

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<![CDATA[Mass. AG Raises Concerns Over Hospital Merger]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:55:53 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Steamship_Authority_Cancels_More_Trips_Due_to_Ferry_Iss.jpg

In this segment, Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe, and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor talk about Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s concerns about the BIDMC Lahey merger; the ongoing cancellations and mechanical problem with the Steamship Authority; the lead BSO flute player ‘s pay equity suit; and the delayed Massachusetts state budget.

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<![CDATA[Mass. US Attorney Announces His Pot Regulation Priorities]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:48:33 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016672183_1200x675_1276674115760.jpg

Shirley Leung, of The Boston Globe, and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor, talk about the potential impact on Business/corporations/consumers if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to serve on SCOTUS. Plus, Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling outlines pot policy priorities; the North End’s cold shoulder to Starbucks could lead to brewing problems for other chains hoping to do business in Boston; and what challenges await the new CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts.

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<![CDATA[The Cape Escape and Traffic]]>Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:56:38 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Sagamore_Bridge_Repairs_Set_to_Begin.jpg

We kick off a This week in Business summertime special with Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. We look at the business behind your Cape escape. How is immigration policy affecting the summer workforce? What about Airbnb? We have a little shark talk, too.

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<![CDATA[Paint Nite and Creative Events]]>Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:55:38 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016324740.JPG

Our This week in Business summertime special continues with an indoor activity. David Krauter the CEO of Paint Nite, talks about this growing company, which offers experiences that combine creativity, community and cocktails.

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<![CDATA[Wine in a Can]]>Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:53:10 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016324673.JPG

Marian Leitner, the CEO of Archer Roose, talks about her company and what's fueling the push to offer high-quality wine in a can.

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<![CDATA[How to Prepare for Mass.' Equal Pay Law]]>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:25:57 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/How_to_Prepare_for_Massachusetts_Equal_Pay_Law.jpg

How to prepare for the equal pay law, which takes affect July 1, with Jonathan Sigel, an employment attorney with Mirick O’Connell, and Genevieve Nadeau, chief of the civil rights division of the state Attorney General’s Office.

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<![CDATA[Pot Patrol: Update on Bay State's Marijuana Industry]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:49:04 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/180*120/pot+buds.jpg

Attorney Jim Smith of Smith, Costello & Crawford, which represents about 20 cannabis business clients, talks about Massachusetts recreational marijuana industry and the license approval timetable. What’s making it slow? And complicated? Here’s a hint: all politics is local.



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<![CDATA['Grand Bargain' Passes, GE Dropped From Dow & More]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:45:40 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000016139033_1200x675_1261846083867.jpg

Massachusetts Politico’s Lauren Dezenski weighs in on Beacon Hill’s grand bargain, the SCOTUS Wayfair ruling, the ouster of General Electric from the Dow, the Bezos/Buffett/Diman health project coming soon to Boston with Atul Gawande, and Nutonomy’s green light for expansion.

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<![CDATA[Winners and Losers in Boston's New Airbnb Rules]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:36:08 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/Boston+City+Council+Airbnb+061318.JPG

The Boston Globe’s Shirley Leung on winners and losers in Boston’s new Airbnb policy, whether the public has the right to know more about the resignation of the Harvard Pilgrim CEO and implications over mega merger mania. Plus, as you might guess, Shirley is pumped about the potential of bringing the World Cup to Gillette in 2026.



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<![CDATA[Will Biz Community Embrace Kraft's World Cup Efforts?]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:25:20 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/200*120/GettyImages-904660678.jpg

Greater Boston Chamber CEO Jim Rooney on Canada trade, the Bio bill, the traffic stopping protest over minimum wage, ballot questions, World Cup Soccer and thoughts about whether the MBTA should get more aggressive about fixing the Green line.



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<![CDATA[How Will Trade Tensions Affect New England?]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:34:36 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/truAP_18159768932212.jpg

Consul Frank Ruddock, who heads Political and Economic Affairs for the Canadian Consulate in Boston, talks about growing trade tensions between the US and Canada and the potential implications here in New England. Plus, what can be done to avert a trade war? We also get his quick take on the World Cup coming to Canada in 2026.



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<![CDATA[The Impact of BIO 2018]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 22:33:11 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015800001.JPG

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks dig deep on BIO 2018 and why we didn't see a bill signing at the big event. The panel also talks about the climate change discussion among mayors at a Boston gathering.

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<![CDATA[What's Next for AthenaHealth?]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 22:31:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/216*120/athenahealth.JPG

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks talk about the future for AthenaHealth, the buyer for a bankrupt Bertucci's, the latest on the state's marijuana industry, the future of the Boston Herald and Hilary Sargent's accusations against the top editor of the Boston Globe.

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<![CDATA[The Business of Pride]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 22:30:59 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015798013_1200x675_1251697219803.jpg

Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks discusses the business of Pride and the Boston Globe's Shirley Leung talks about advanced manufacturing.

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<![CDATA[The Mission of Eastern Bank]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 23:38:37 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Eastern+Bank+TWIB.JPG

Chairman and CEO Bob Rivers discusses Eastern Bank's new Roxbury Crossing branch, the evolving role of the bank branch in general and regulations from Washington. He also explains why the fight against sex trafficking is a business issue.

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<![CDATA[Post and Beam From Yankee Barn Homes]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 23:36:30 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015620150_1200x675_1246749251519.jpg

Jeffrey Rosen, The creative director of Yankee Barn Homes, talks about their pre-fab work, post and beam, trends in housing and how they build eco-friendly structures quickly.

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<![CDATA[Roseanne Vs. Ambien]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 23:35:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/roseAP_18136072814081.jpg

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe weighs in on some of the top business stories of the week, including UMass' admissions policies that have higher standards for in-state students, the Sanofi response to Roseanne, the latest U.S. jobs figures and tariff talk, as well as those taxing Massachusetts ballot questions.



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<![CDATA[The Future of Narragansett Brewery]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 15:16:37 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015437683.JPG

Narragansett Brewery CEO Mark Hellendrung talks about the revived brand, the craft brew craze and the importance of the summer season.

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<![CDATA[Bad News for Garelick Farms]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 14:36:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000015434805_1200x675_1241991235505.jpg

Doug Banks, the Boston Business Journal Editors weighs in on the UMass chancellor search, the Omni Hotel groundbreaking and lawsuit over the name; the bad news for Garelick Farms in Lynn and the better news for NECCO. Plus wind and Dodd-Frank roll back.

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<![CDATA[Job Prospects for Class of 2018]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 13:54:29 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/graduation-honors.jpg

Ken Lazarus, Scout Exchange CEO, on job prospects for college graduates and a status report on the jobs market. And yes: there are lots of opportunities, even if you are not a STEM student.



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