Business Briefs: IEEE Network dinner meeting on financial planning

11/27/2015 03:32 PM EST
LENOX IEEE Network dinner meeting on financial planning Dec. 3 The Berkshire Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers will hold a Berkshire Consultants Network Dinner Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 
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Health Care: Big premium increases for Medicare drug plan
11/27/2015 03:26 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. Full Story

Financial Markets: Three Chines brokerages are under investigation
11/27/2015 02:46 PM EST - BEIJING >> Three of China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Nov. 9-13
11/27/2015 02:02 PM EST - Nov. 9-13 Adams Kyle P. and Lisa D. Lawson sold property at 12 Pine St., Adams, to Jeffrey S. Full Story

Consumer Reports | Spreading your wealth helps you save
11/27/2015 01:46 PM EST - Having your checking and savings accounts, along with other financial products like loans, at the same bank may provide benefits, such as preferred interest rates and fee discounts, says Consumer Reports. Full Story

Small Talk: When there's no choice but opening
11/27/2015 01:45 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice. Full Story

Business Briefs: Leabs nominated for state Farm Bureau Award
11/27/2015 01:11 PM EST - HANCOCK Leabs nominated for state Farm Bureau Award Donald and Judy Leab, the owners of Ioka Valley Farm, have been recognized as Berkshire County nominees for the John Ogonowski Award which is given by the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation. Full Story

Technology: Why tech, government battle over encryption
11/27/2015 11:43 AM EST - NEW YORK >> Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. Full Story

Finance: Friends or foes of Wall Street? It's hard to tell with the Clintons
11/27/2015 11:41 AM EST - WASHINGTON >> Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. Full Story

Environmental Stewardship: Project ensures forest stores carbon for decades
11/25/2015 10:04 AM EST - SEATTLE >> Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Nov. 2-6

11/20/2015 12:46 PM EST
Nov. 2-6 Adams Mark W. Ranguay and Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr sold property at 10 Bellevue Ave. 
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Oct. 26-30
11/13/2015 02:45 PM EST - Oct. 26-30 Adams Michael J. Woolf and US Bank NA Tr sold property at 6 Grove St. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Oct. 19-23
11/06/2015 10:16 AM EST - Oct. 19-23 Adams Francis J. and Dianne L. Hajdas sold property at 11 Kittler Ave, Adams, to Donald and Linda Monsees, $144,000. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Oct. 13-16
10/30/2015 01:12 PM EDT - Oct. 13-16 Adams Margaret L. Maroni sold property at 24 Anthony St., Adams, to Debbie M. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Oct. 1-9
10/23/2015 10:48 AM EDT - Oct. 1-9 Adams J.R. and A.G. Demarsico-Birkland sold property at 7 Bobs Hill, Adams, to Michele Purcell, $140,000. 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