(David Duprey — The Associated Press A General Electric light bulb glows as it is turned off in Buffalo, N.Y. GE on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of 13.57 billion, after reporting a profit in the same period last year.)
General Electric: GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

Net income falls 5 percent; adjusted earnings per share decrease by 6 percent
04/17/2015 04:31 PM EDT
NEW YORK >> The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of most of the assets in its finance subsidiary. 
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Business Briefs: Big Y instituting prescription vial recycling
04/17/2015 04:30 PM EDT - BERKSHIRES Big Y instituting prescription vial recycling program Big Y Foods is implementing a prescription vial recycling program for its customers. Full Story

Business Briefs: Healing practice opens in Great Barrington
04/16/2015 04:16 PM EDT - Great Barrington Healing practice opens on Main Street Tracie Shannon of Lakeville, Conn. Full Story

The Economy: Jobs for college grads are growing
04/16/2015 02:58 PM EDT - WASHINGTON >> The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. Full Story

Small Talk: In pursuit of the A-List
04/16/2015 02:56 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> It's a dream for many small business owners: A-list celebrity clients. Full Story

The Federal Estate Tax: Help or hindrance?
04/16/2015 02:55 PM EDT - WASHINGTON >> The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay. Full Story

Behind The Wheel: Lexus' new, audacious sport coupe
04/16/2015 02:47 PM EDT - The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides. Full Story

Tech Talk: Choices with the Apple Watch
04/16/2015 02:45 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Of the 13 Apple Watch models I tried over two sessions, the one I liked most cost $15,000. Full Story

Venue for STEM Forum changed
04/16/2015 09:51 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The location of Friday's "I-90 Corridor STEM Forum" has been changed from the Berkshire Museum to the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Full Story

Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices
04/16/2015 05:47 AM EDT - WASHINGTON — The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions

04/16/2015 02:42 PM EDT
March 9-13 Adams Mark P. Hayer and Mary A. Shogry sold property at 50 East St. 
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions
04/09/2015 03:30 PM EDT - March 2-6 Becket Richard C. & Nancy-June Royce sold property at Alan A Dale Drive, Becket, to Mark & Paula Goodwin, $6,775. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions
04/02/2015 02:43 PM EDT - Feb. 23-27 Adams Dennis J. and Pamela J. Richard sold property at 168 Columbia St. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions
03/26/2015 02:12 PM EDT - Feb. 16-20 Adams Doreen C. and Randall A. Duprea sold property at 170 East Road, Adams, to Bernard L. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions
03/19/2015 02:57 PM EDT - Feb. 9-13 Adams Paul and Debra Trzcinski sold property at 1 High St., Adams, to Gregory J. 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