Luke Delorme | Money Talk: Lessons learned from turbulent markets

02/05/2016 11:30 PM EST
GREAT BARRINGTON — January was one of the worst months in history for the stock market, as the Standard & Poors 500 Index of stocks dropped about 5.1 percent. 
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Super Bowl: Celebs, classic songs: Ads go for safety
02/05/2016 04:22 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year's Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Full Story

The Economy: Jobs report helps to keep easing recession concerns
02/05/2016 04:08 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Full Story

Made in the Berkshires: Hosta Hill Foods cultivates success with fermented vegetables
02/06/2016 01:27 AM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON — It's hard to describe exactly what Hosta Hill owners Maddie Elling and Abe Hunrichs do.

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Business Briefs: BSC names Huldeen director of new play development
02/05/2016 03:11 PM EST - PITTSFIELD BSC names Huldeen director of new play development Barrington Stage Company has appointed Brandon Huldeen artistic associate/director of new play development, the theatre company has announced. Full Story

Small Talk: Health care law making tax season tough for small businesses
02/05/2016 01:06 PM EST - NEW YORK >> As more requirements of the health care law take effect, income tax filing season becomes more complex for small businesses. Full Story

Business Briefs: Begrowicz joins energy consortium board
02/05/2016 01:04 PM EST - LEE Begrowicz joins energy consortium board Patricia Begrowicz, the president and co-owner of Onyx Speciality Papers, has joined the board of directors of PowerOptions, an energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities in need of dependable and affordable energy options. Full Story

Tech Talk: Scientists using drones to count growing seal colonies
02/05/2016 11:35 AM EST - On a remote island off of Nantucket, scientists are using a tool most commonly associated with war and surveillance to get a look at fuzzy baby seals. Full Story

Consumer Reports: Is there someone recording your face?
02/05/2016 11:23 AM EST - Facial recognition is a broad field in which researchers use 3-D modeling, analysis of patterns of light and dark in photographs and other techniques to first pick out faces from a video stream or still photo, then identify either characteristics of the subject (male or female, age range, race) or a specific identity. Full Story

Behind The Wheel: Kia Sedona is a must-see minivan
02/05/2016 10:55 AM EST - With the best warranty coverage of any minivan and an award-winning and inviting interior, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a spacious and comfortable family ride. Full Story

 
REAL ESTATE
Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Jan. 18-22

02/05/2016 11:35 AM EST
JAN. 18-22 Adams Dennis J. O'Neil and Teresa Smolenski sold property at 37 East Jordan St. 
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Jan. 11-15
01/29/2016 10:40 AM EST - Jan. 11-15 Adams Kathleen A. Noel sold property at 115 Grove St., Adams, to Michael J. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Jan. 4-8
01/22/2016 03:59 PM EST - Jan. 4-8 Adams Eugene J. and Leslie N. Johnson sold property at 4 Edmunds St. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Dec. 17-24
01/08/2016 02:33 PM EST - Dec. 17-24 Adams Norma M. and Michael F. Lafleur sold property at 180 Friend St. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Dec. 10-18
12/31/2015 12:43 PM EST - Dec. 10-18 Adams Elinor A. Curtin Estate and Joseph P. Hayer sold property at 49 Orchard St. Full Story

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Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story