Oil's slide has shaken up the junk-bond market

12/20/2014 01:18 PM EST
NEW YORK >> Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too. 
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How the Fed's words changed everything this week
12/19/2014 04:54 PM EST - "I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word." - Emily Dickinson The Fed ended the stock market decline this week by simply changing a sentence or two. Full Story

Everyone wants to be noticed by Kickstarter, but recognition is hard to come by
12/19/2014 04:38 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Full Story

Tony Dobrowolski: Time to catch up
12/19/2014 04:20 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Time is a precious commodity, and like many other people I never seem to have enough of it. Full Story

Fairview named top rural hospital for third straight year
12/19/2014 04:19 PM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON >> Fairview Hospital been named one of the country's top rural hospitals for the third straight year by a nonprofit agency that monitors the health care industry. Full Story

New North Adams businesses to feature clocks, crêpes
12/19/2014 04:14 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> Two new businesses are ramping up operations with plans to open in the downtown area early next year. Full Story

Business Briefs for Dec. 20
12/19/2014 04:39 PM EST - PITTSFIELD Berkshire Chamber elects new officers The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce elected directors and officers for 2015 recently at the organization's annual meeting. Full Story

Italian carmarker Alfa Romeo returns to the U.S, for the first time in 19 years
12/19/2014 10:44 AM EST - After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater. Full Story

The Motley Fool: Here's how to prove anything you want
12/19/2014 10:43 AM EST - Something funny happened during the 2008 presidential election. Telephone polls taken right before the election showed voters leaning toward John McCain. Full Story

Dow Jones surges to 3-year high on banner day for stocks
12/18/2014 05:29 PM EST - NEW YORK >> The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, rising sharply for a second day. Full Story

 
REAL ESTATE
Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for Nov. 17-21

12/19/2014 07:00 AM EST
Nov. 17-21 Adams Philip J. Gardner and Adams Community Bank sold property at 204 Columbia St. 
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions
12/12/2014 04:51 PM EST - Nov. 10-14 Adams Pranam F. Lipinski sold property at 8 Tracie Ave., Adams to Brooke M. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate transactions for Nov. 3-7
12/07/2014 01:03 PM EST - Nov. 3-7 Adams Winston C. and Doris M. Taylor sold property at 411 West Road, Adams, to Benjamin R. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for Oct. 27-31
12/01/2014 05:18 AM EST - Oct. 27-31 Adams Maryanne C. and Maryanne Kufs sold property at 11 1st St., Adams, to Robert A. 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. 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