Business briefs for Nov. 26

11/26/2014 08:13 AM EST
Berkshires Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge seeking new candidates The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is seeking candidates for its year-round Internship Challenge that is focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for state companies engaged in the life sciences. 
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Stocks dip as oil pushes the energy sector lower
11/25/2014 05:36 PM EST - NEW YORK >> A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday. Full Story

Market 32: A modern, but contemporary, experience
11/24/2014 11:58 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - By next summer, customers of the Price Chopper supermarket on Hubbard Avenue will be ready to undergo a new shopping experience. Full Story

Berkshire Visitors Bureau elects new officers at annual meeting
11/24/2014 11:52 AM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Berkshire Visitors Bureau created a new hashtag for social media posts and elected new officers recently at its annual meeting and marketing showcase at the Clark Art Institute. Full Story

Tony Dobrowolski: Out of the Pages — It's wages that need some relief
11/24/2014 11:51 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Every once and awhile something happens economically that makes me wonder how we'll get through the next week, let alone the next year or two. Full Story

Stocks gain as stimulus moves affect the market
11/21/2014 05:06 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Investors sent stocks higher in afternoon trading Friday, cheering news of an interest rate cut in China and the possibility that Europe's central bank will step up stimulus efforts in the region. Full Story

Maker of airbags accepts blame for errors, mishaps
11/20/2014 04:00 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags. Full Story

U.S. pension agency reports $62 billion deficit
11/19/2014 08:15 AM EST - WASHINGTON >> The federal watchdog agency overseeing the nation's pension protection system reported that it's running a $62 billion deficit — almost double last year's shortfall — mostly due to the poor financial condition of a few large multi-employer pension plans. Full Story

The credit she deserves: B&G Restaurant Supply founder's memory honored by Commonwealth Institute
11/17/2014 11:03 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Gloria Powers started her own business at a time when it was unusual for a woman to do so. Full Story

Android's lollipop upgrade is sweet
11/17/2014 10:56 AM EST - NEW YORK >> Android's sweet new "Lollipop" flavor brings security improvements and easier ways to view and respond to notifications. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for Oct. 6-10

11/07/2014 03:49 PM EST
OCT. 6-10 Adams Mary E. Daigneault sold property at 13 Arnold Ave., Adams, to Steven A. 
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for Sept. 22-26
10/26/2014 01:32 PM EDT - SEPT. 22-26 Adams USA HUD sold property at 35 Alger St., Adams, to USA HUD, $75,000. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for Sept. 15-19
10/19/2014 11:58 AM EDT - Sept. 15-19 Becket Setrak Yergatian Jr. & Margaret Yergatian, Trustees of the Yergatian Family Trust, sold property at 101 Porcupine Court, Becket, to Jay R. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions
10/05/2014 10:13 AM EDT - Sept. 1-5 Becket Peter V. Dicke, Trustee of the Robert L. Dicke & Ida R. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for Aug. 25-29
09/28/2014 12:23 AM EDT - Aug. 25-29 Adams Anthony S. Ruffo and Anton Knoll sold property at 6 John 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