Wolverton: iOS 8 brings new and long-requested features to iPhones, iPads

09/17/2014 10:21 PM EDT
Apple has made some big changes to iOS with its new update, adding a host of useful new features and addressing some long-standing shortcomings; you can think of iOS 8 as the completion of what Apple started last year.  
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Federal Reserve keeps key rate at record low
09/18/2014 12:11 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U. Full Story

Dow Jones closes at record high on Fed news
09/18/2014 12:10 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. Full Story

Business Briefs for Sept. 18
09/18/2014 08:32 AM EDT - Great Barrington: Guido's Harvest Bash Guido's Fresh Marketplace will hold its second annual GB Harvest Bash on Saturday, Sept. Full Story

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes
09/17/2014 12:10 AM EDT - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The supervisor drew his finger in a slashing motion moments after the final hand of blackjack had been dealt at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. Full Story

Business Briefs for Sept. 17
09/17/2014 08:34 AM EDT - Pittsfield: BerkshireWorks to hold job faif The BerkshireWorks Career Center will hold its annual job fair on Wednesday, Sept. Full Story

Congress panel: Agency bungled General Motors safety recall
09/17/2014 12:10 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The agency responsible for safety on the nation’s roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday. Full Story

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound
09/16/2014 11:33 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Full Story

4 million first-day orders for iPhone 6
09/16/2014 11:27 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. Full Story

Business Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 16
09/16/2014 11:26 AM EDT - North Adams: MountainOne taps new CEO Robert J. Fraser has been appointed president and CEO of MountainOne Financial and Mountain One Bank, replacing Thomas S. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions

09/14/2014 10:39 AM EDT
Aug. 11-15 Adams Brian D. and Colleen A. Skiff sold property at 97 Columbia St. 
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for July 28-Aug. 1
09/12/2014 01:56 PM EDT - July 28-Aug. 1 Adams Norman S. Haas sold property at 72 Columbia St. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for July 7-11
09/12/2014 01:59 PM EDT - July 7-11 Adams John P. Foisy Estate and Jeannette Kittler sold property at Alger Street, Adams, to Karen H. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions For Aug. 4-8
09/12/2014 01:57 PM EDT - Aug. 4-8 Becket Samuel Weintraub sold property at 18 Mohawk Way, Becket, to Christopher R. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for July 14-18
09/12/2014 01:58 PM EDT - July 14-18 Adams Brenda L. Meczywor and Midfirst Bank sold property at 4 Grove 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