Business Briefs for Oct. 21

10/21/2014 05:57 AM EDT
Lenox: Soldier On to speak at BBPW meeting Maggie Porter of Soldier On will speak on the unique challenges facing women military veterans when Berkshire Business and Professional Women meet on Monday, Nov. 
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What app maps can do for you
10/19/2014 12:11 AM EDT - CHICAGO -- Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. Full Story

Private student borrowers struggling
10/19/2014 12:11 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren’t offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says. Full Story

Unequal pay for women still a problem
10/19/2014 11:53 AM EDT - NEW YORK -- Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse. Full Story

Business Briefs for Oct. 19
10/19/2014 11:12 AM EDT - Pittsfield: 4 Rotary auction co-chairs named Jay Marion of the Greylock Insurance Agency, Kelly Marion of the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, Anthony DiMartino of DiMartino Security, and Joan DiMartino of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems have been named co-chairs of the Rotary Club of Pittsfield's annual auction. Full Story

Joyce M. Rosenberg: Snow, ice and maybe a profit
10/19/2014 12:10 AM EDT - NEW YORK What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? If you’re like some small business owners you try to profit from it. 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

The Motley Fool: The problems with long-term thinking
10/19/2014 11:57 AM EDT - People change. Our values, goals and personalities are always shifting. People marry and then divorce. Full Story

Health insurance enrollment returning
10/19/2014 11:54 AM EDT - The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don't have to do a thing. Full Story

The Handyman: Tenant is still mad about leaking faucet
10/19/2014 11:55 AM EDT - Q: Again, I send you the e-mail below requesting your help. I find it hard to believe you haven't answered my request or at the very least, confirmed receipt of my e-mail. Full Story

 
REAL ESTATE
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. 
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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

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for the week of Aug. 18-22
09/21/2014 12:24 PM EDT - Aug. 18-22 Adams John J. Lennon Estate and Paul M. Lennon sold property at 10 Crandall St. 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. 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