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    Second Chance U.: Teaching entrepreneurship to those with a criminal past
    Boston College class seeks to help people with a criminal record to overcome those additional barriers ? including stigma and lack of social capital ? to launch a business.

    Editorial: Don?t write off those with a criminal past
    In Massachusetts? tight labor market, many businesses are largely ignoring a pool of tens of thousands of potential workers who are highly motivated and eager to find gainful employment.

    Huawei ban will have 'a short-term impact' on Analog Devices, says CEO
    The multinational semiconductor company with headquarters in Norwood said the Trump administration?s move to ban Huawei equipment last week "will have at least a short-term impact" on the company's finances. On Wednesday morning, Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) was the first large U.S. chipmaker to report earnings results following the federal ban last week. The Chinese company accounts for 3.3 percent of the revenue of Analog Devices, according to Bloomberg supply-chain data.

    Midsize Boston law firms outpace peers in revenue growth
    Nationwide, those that rank in the bottom half of the 200 highest-grossing law firms increased their gross revenue by over 3 percent in 2018. Boston firms fared better.

    UMass Boston faculty members view reopened chancellor search as a win
    Faculty members at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus view the restart of the search for a permanent chancellor as a win.

    New report finds ?minimal? improvement in numbers of women leaders
    ?Our calculation shows minimal overall movement since the last Index, released in 2017, although it is promising to see an increase in women holding corporate board and congressional seats," the lead researcher says.

    After sale talk, Encore Boston Harbor team confirms June 23 opening
    The president of Wynn Resorts Ltd.?s Encore Boston Harbor casino says the $2.6 billion gaming resort will open as scheduled in Everett on June 23 at 10:00 a.m. But it's still unclear whether Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN) and CEO Matt Maddox will pay the combined $35.5 million in fines owed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and comply with a host of other conditions the agency required as part of Wynn keeping the state casino license.  Robert DeSalvio, president of Encore Boston Harbor, testified?

    Darrell Byers gets back to his Bay State roots
    When Darrell Byers was running his filtration business in the 1990s, he could have used some advice from Interise, the small-business counseling group.

    Encore Boston Harbor casino will serve alcohol until 4 a.m.
    Active gamblers at Encore Boston Harbor in Everett will be able to get complimentary alcoholic beverages from the time bars close at 2 a.m. until 4 a.m. after the Gaming Commission voted Wednesday to approve the casino's later last call.

    Mass. company among contractors for Virgin Trains USA's Miami-to-Orlando route
    Virgin Trains USA has revealed its contractors for its $4 billion Miami-to-Orlando route. The Coral Gables-based train service formerly known as Brightline named Littleton, Massachusetts-based Middlesex Corp.; Winter Park-based Hubbard Construction Co.; Sanford-based Wharton-Smith Inc.; Watsonville, California-based Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) and joint venture HSR Constructors as the team for the project. Founded in 1972, Middlesex Corp. has worked on a number of local transportation?