Monday, March 21, 2011

Economic impact of the disaster in Japan on 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on This Week in Business, William Grimes, professor at Boston University and chair of the International Relations Department, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to discuss the disaster that continues to unfold as a result of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week. He takes a look at the economic impact of Japan's recent events and the debate around nuclear power.

In the Briefing Room, Wes Thompson, president of Sun Life Financial U.S., joined to talk about the international relief fund that his company established in 2005 and the funds they sent over to Japan. He also discusses changes in the financial services industry in recent years, and Sun Life's sponsorship of the Boston Celtics.

On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe joins to look at Massachusetts' job gains in February, Fidelity's decision to move 1,100 jobs out of Massachusetts, the economic impact of the Governor's trade mission, and how March Madness impacts worker productivity.

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