<![CDATA[NECN - TWIB]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/twibhttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usTue, 20 Mar 2018 06:00:10 -0400Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:00:10 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Key Boston Vote on Tax Break for Amazon]]>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:54:28 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_18065776169139-Amazon-Prime-Discount.jpg

Jim Rooney, CEO of The Greater Boston Chamber talks about the Amazon tax break decision for Boston, the costs of traffic congestion and the MBTA's performance in the latest storm.

Photo Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP, File]]>
<![CDATA[Light Bulb Company Aims to Disrupt Industry]]>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:54:37 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013589838.JPG

Michael Simon, the Finally Light Bulb Company CEO on how this Boston based company aims to 'disrupt' the lighting industry. And they got $50 million in new capital to get it done.

<![CDATA[NECCO May Close Unless They Find a Buyer]]>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:49:42 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013589828.JPG

Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks on the demise the Toys ‘R Us, the potential end of the line for NECCO, the economic impact of this season of nor’easters and the sale of the Canton Reebok Campus.

<![CDATA[Trump's Tariff's, North Korea and Nor'easters]]>Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:34:38 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/President_Donald_Trump_Gears_Up_for_Visit_to_San_Diego.jpg

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal discuss the president's new tariffs and how they could impact the local economy.

<![CDATA[Mass. Cannabis Commission's New Marijuana Rules]]>Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:03:41 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/180*120/marijuana-generic.jpg

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal discuss new recreational marijuana regulations from the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[A Fearless Anniversary]]>Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:56:29 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Fearless+Girl+38.jpg

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal talk about the first birthday of State Street's Fearless Girl statue.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Making Massachusetts' Marijuana Policy]]>Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:26:27 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Chula_Vista_Marijuana_Ordinance_Debated.jpg

With a looming March 15 deadline, Steve Hoffman, the chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission, brings us up to date on the regulations that are being crafted to run this new industry.

<![CDATA[How Spire Studio Is Bringing Pro-Quality Audio to All]]>Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:28:37 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013225928.JPG

Mark Ethier, CEO & Co-Founder of iZotope talks about the company’s portable recording studio product and how the technology is inspiring creativity for everyone from famous musicians to first-time singers and songwriters.

<![CDATA[Corporate Response to the Parkland Shooting]]>Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:20:18 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Dicks-Sporting-Goods1.jpg

The Boston Globe’s Shirley Leung is on the business beat talking about the corporate response to the Parkland, Florida shooting; the Trump tariffs; Amazon’s plans for Boston; talk of a gondola to bring commuters to the Seaport; and Massachusetts falls from number one to number eight, according to US News.

Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images ]]>
<![CDATA[Confronting Higher Health Care Costs]]>Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:48:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013033695.JPG

Newton-Wellesley Hospital President Dr. Michael Jaff on flu, opiates, the cost of healthcare, the challenge of finding employees and the role of a community hospital.

<![CDATA[Toast and TripAdvisor Team Up]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:48:20 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000013033464.JPG

Toast co-founder and president Aman Narang on his company’s new partnership with TripAdvisor and the amazing story of how a 20 minute wait for a check led to this $100 million startup with 800 employees

<![CDATA[Banking on a Marijuana Bank?]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:31:26 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Medical_Marijuana_In_Pennsylvania.jpg

Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks on the potential of bringing pot banks to Massachusetts. Plus, parking, the MBTA woes and Jeff Immelt as the good news-only guy.

<![CDATA[MBTA Ponders Fare Hike]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:11:56 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/MBTA_Considers_Fare_Hike.jpg

Greater Boston Chamber CEO Jim Rooney discusses the potential impact of President Trump's infrastructure plan, the possibility of MBTA fare hikes, efforts to regulate the recreational marijuana industry, the new Harvard president and debate over Airbnb regulations.

<![CDATA[The Virzoom-NetCapital Partnership]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:09:09 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012862791.JPG

NetCapital CEO Jason Frishman and Virzoom CEO Eric Janszen talk about connecting early-stage companies with individual investors. It's NetCapital's business model, and Virzoom is a poster child for its success.

Photo Credit: necn]]>
<![CDATA[Sensitivity Training at WEEI]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:05:49 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/WEEI.JPG

Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal talks about three major media stories, including WEEI's day off the air for sensitivity training, a new owner for the Boston Herald and the firing of Tom Ashbrook at WBUR's On-Point.

Photo Credit: NBC10 Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Concerns, Questions About Wynn Boston Habor Project's Future]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:51:02 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/steve-wynn-out.jpg

Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal on the future of the Wynn Casino MassMutual’s expansion into Boston and the volatile stock market.

Photo Credit: Charles Krupa/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Immelt's New Job]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:49:32 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/190*120/GettyImages-699810030.jpg

Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal talk about Jeff Immelt’s new position, Dunkin’s new cups, the future of the millionaires tax and how ride-sharing services are clogging the roads.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[A Story of Do-Good Investing]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:45:49 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012661619_1200x675_1157935683958.jpg

Shirley Leung on The future of renewable energy in Massachusetts after the Northern Pass fails. And Doug Banks on the trend of socially conscious investing. And of course, predictions about the week ahead.

<![CDATA[DraftKings Launches Super Bowl Fantasy Game]]>Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:10:02 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012470590.JPG

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins joins us from Minneapolis to talk about the company’s first ever Super Bowl fantasy sports game, the potential of sports betting becoming legal and the impact on the company, plus their major expansion plans for Boston.

Photo Credit: necn]]>
<![CDATA[The Future of Football]]>Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:05:27 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/598645076-Football-Helmet.jpg

Boston College legal sports expert Warren Zola talks about the business side of football and the future of the sport.

Photo Credit: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[What Makes a Super Bowl Ad Score With the Viewers?]]>Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:05:50 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012469961_1200x675_1152324675687.jpg

MullenLowe SVP David Swaebe talks about trends in this year’s crop of Super Bowl ads. Plus, what does it take to make a five million dollar super bowl ad? And how you determine if the effort was all worth it?

<![CDATA[Does Gov. Baker Have National Political Ambitions?]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:07:00 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012295177.JPG

Lauren Dezenski, author of the Massachusetts Playbook and reporter for Massachusetts Politico talks about Governor Charlie Baker’s state of the commonwealth address and the budget. How do they reflect his priorities and his leadership style? And what’s the state of the Massachusetts marijuana industry?

<![CDATA[Products in the EMD Serono Pipeline]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:04:58 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012293968_1200x675_1146869827726.jpg

Gary Zieziula, the EMD Sorono President talks about the drugs in their company pipeline aimed at using the body’s own immune system to treat cancer. Plus, doing business in Massachusetts, working to get more women in leadership positions and treating the patient’s emotional health along with his or her physical ailment.

<![CDATA[The Business of Dental Insurance]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:03:22 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012293880_1200x675_1146866243551.jpg

Dennis Leonard, President of Delta Dental of Massachusetts on how the ACA has affected dental insurance and coverage. What do they offer? Why has one plan been so controversial and what’s new in dental treatments?

<![CDATA[Boston Is a Finalist for Amazon HQ2]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:38:44 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Se_revelan_ciudades_finalistas_para_HQ2_de_Amazon.jpg

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Rooney on Boston's Amazon bid passing its first hurdle, Massachusetts jobs figures, the latest on paid family leave and an update on DACA.

<![CDATA[Dunkin's Minus Donuts]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:35:45 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012067971_1200x675_1141177923532.jpg

Dunkin' Donuts U.S. COO Scott Murphy talks about the rebranding and the opening of the new concept store.

<![CDATA[The Future of GE in Boston]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:36:14 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/General_Electric_Deal_4p.jpg

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe talks about General Electric's future, Amazon Apple and more.

<![CDATA[Boston DraftKings Expansion; JP Morgan Healthcare Meeting]]>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:41:01 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011875573.JPG

Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, The Boston Business Journal Editor make predictions about the week ahead. Plus Draftkings expansion in Boston and the JP Morgan Healthcare meeting and the role of women there.

<![CDATA[Will 2nd Amazon HQ Be Built in Boston]]>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:39:13 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011875502.JPG

Amazon is shopping for office space in Boston; there are major behind the scenes changes at The Boston Globe; and legislators worry about the impact of the new GOP tax law and the impact on revenues. We talk it through with The Boston Globe’s Shirley Leung and Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks.

<![CDATA[Concerns Over Federal Marijuana Policy]]>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:36:41 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011875434.JPG

The Boston Globe’s Shirley Leung and Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks weigh in on some of the top business stories of the week including questions about the future of the Massachusetts marijuana industry; the future of Dreamers and the MBTA fallout from the storm.

<![CDATA[Predictions for 2018 Economy]]>Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:16:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/900585790-Wall-Street-Stock-Market.jpg

IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh weighs in on the latest unemployment figures, the stock market growth and what we can expect of the 2018 economy. Also, what's his take on cryptocurrencies?

Photo Credit: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[The Business of Fitness]]>Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:15:31 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/gym-fitness-generic.jpg

Equinox Senior Regional Director Darren Cappetta talks about the business of fitness. How is this company growing and what are the latest trends for the New Year?

Photo Credit: File-NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[MBTA Blizzard Preparations]]>Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:14:18 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Red+Line+in+snowstorm.jpg

Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal discusses flooding in Boston's Seaport District during the blizzard of 2018, as well as the MBTA's preparedness; Boston Mayor Walsh and his term two priorities; and the future of the Massachusetts marijuana industry following a change in U.S. policy.

Photo Credit: MBTA]]>
<![CDATA[This Year in Business: Top 2017 Stories & Look Ahead to 2018]]>Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:32:40 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_17235842496326.jpg

Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks and the Boston Globe's Shirley Leung join Mike Nikitas to take a look back at the top business stories of 2017 and take a look ahead toward the new year.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon]]>
<![CDATA[Cannabis Cafes; A Bitcoin Warning]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:03:52 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011170745.JPG

Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks on cannabis cafes, a bitcoin warning the new official beer of the Boston Red Sox and more.

<![CDATA[What's New at Waterville Valley?]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:02:10 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011168179_1200x675_1117648451695.jpg

Waterville Valley Resort GM and President Tim Smith and Ski NH Marketing Manager Karolyn Castaldo talk about the winter ski and snowboard season. What’s new this year? How might the Olympics increase interest in their sports? And what’s new when it comes to making snow?

<![CDATA[Potential Impacts of the Tax Reform Bill Compromise]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:01:13 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011170667.JPG

Greater Boston Chamber CEO Jim Rooney on the potential impacts of the tax reform bill compromise, net neutrality, plus the Chamber agenda in 2018.

<![CDATA[GE Announces Plans to Cut More Than 16K Jobs]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:06:50 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010995237.JPG

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks on GM layoffs, changes in holiday parties and predictions about the week ahead.

<![CDATA[Will the CVS/Aetna Merger Fly?]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:01:35 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010995190.JPG

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks look into the CVS purchase of Aetna, the Time Magazine Person of the Year and how those "silence breakers” are impacting business, Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill.

<![CDATA[Finalizing the Trump Tax Plan]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:57:03 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010995174.JPG

Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks talk about the local impacts of the Trump tax plan – from housing, to the business community reaction to health care to local universities. Plus, the latest on the record high stock market and strong employment figures.

<![CDATA[Matt Lauer's Firing; Plastic Bag Ban in Boston]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:48:16 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010804341_1200x675_1107795011762.jpg

Boston Business Journal Edito Doug Banks weighs in on the sexual misconduct allegations lodged against Matt Lauer and also, the husband of the Mass. Senate president. Plus, banned in Boston: it’s the plastic shopping bag. And an historic milestone for the DOW.

<![CDATA[128 Technology Aims to Fix the Internet]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:42:28 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010805493.JPG

128 Technology Co-Founder and CEO Andy Ory on his company’s mission to fix the internet. And if you don’t think it is broken. Well, pay attention and watch this.

<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Sales in Mass. Up]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:50:37 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010805411.JPG

Massachusetts Retailers Association President Jon Hurst talks about prospects for the holiday season. The Thanksgiving weekend sure exceeded expectations. Details and the tension between cyber and brick and mortar are in this segment.

<![CDATA[Mass. Fund for Puerto Rico]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:13:39 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010492054.JPG

Aixa Beauchamp, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund brings us up to date on efforts to help with the recovery and also the resettlement of some of the people who are staying in Massachusetts. You can help at www.tbf.org/PuertoRico

<![CDATA[Massive $1B Mass. Pike Project in Allston]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:10:30 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010491934.JPG

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Rooney on I-90 Allston Changes, General Electric woes, Massachusetts jobs figures, the Marty Walsh landslide; the changing face of the Boston city Council and the future of healthcare in Massachusetts if the individual mandate goes away.

<![CDATA[Mass. Opioid Deaths Down 10 Percent in 2017]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:08:54 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010491881.JPG

Spectrum Health Systems CEO Kurt Isaacson runs a variety of in and out patient addiction treatment facilities around Massachusetts. We talk with him about the opioid crisis, and Governor Baker’s new proposals to combat it. Plus, advice for families concerned about loved ones with addiction problems and why the holidays might provide a good time to get them the help they need.

<![CDATA[State Street CEO to Retire by End of 2018]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:50:51 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010330048.JPG

Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal make predictions about the week ahead and look at the upcoming retirement of Jay Hooley from State Street and the plan by Panera Bread to buy Au Bon Pain.

<![CDATA[Record Stock Drop for TripAdvisor]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:46:20 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/TripAdvisor+Building1.JPG

It’s been a tough week for TripAdvisor. Amazon plans to grow in Boston whether they bring HQ2 or not. And the Massachusetts Marijuana Commission needs millions to get going. Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal share their insights into these local stories.

Photo Credit: NBC Boston]]>
<![CDATA[The History-Making Results of Boston's Election]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:22:21 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010328964_1200x675_1093258307567.jpg

Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks of the Boston Business Journal weigh in on: the history making results of Election 2017; the dearth of women executives and directors in the biggest Massachusettspublic companies; the debate over Healthcare in Massachusetts as the Senate passes its plan; and the differences in the Senate and House versions of tax policy in DC. How might they affect what you pay?

<![CDATA[Meet the 2017 MassChallenge Winners]]>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:38:11 -0400https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000010157925.JPG

The general manager of MassChallenge Boston joins us with two winners to talk about this year’s competition and the startups that are literally improving and changing lives. Guests are Kiki Mills Johnston, Kezia Fitzgerald of CareAline and Bishoy Ghboryal of Veripad.

Photo Credit: necn]]>