Financial Markets: U.S. stock close lower as energy earnings slump

07/31/2015 04:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK >> U.S. stocks were closing with small losses on Friday, as a big drop in energy stocks offsets gains in other parts of the market. 
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Health Care: Vaccine could end the Ebola virus in West Africa
07/31/2015 04:24 PM EDT - LONDON >> An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. Full Story

Energy: Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry
07/31/2015 04:09 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth. Full Story

Business Briefs: Moran named director of facilities at BCC
07/31/2015 03:26 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD Cheshire resident named the director of facilities at BCC David Moran has been named Berkshire Community College's Director of Facilities. Full Story

Berkshire Business: Sweet treats for all occasions
07/31/2015 12:53 PM EDT - DALTON >> When Shelby Hiser went to college to become a teacher, she picked up a little extra money by selling her own homemade baked goods at weddings and baby showers. Full Story

Business Briefs: State single family home sales in June best for that month in a decade
07/31/2015 10:16 AM EDT - MASSACHUSETTS Single family home sales best in decade The sales of single family homes in Massachusetts soared 11. Full Story

Business Briefs: BTCF distributes $2.1 million in summer grants cycle
07/30/2015 04:15 PM EDT - SHEFFIELD BTCF distributes $2.1 million in summer grants cycle The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has awarded $2. Full Story

Europen debt crisis: Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with vote
07/30/2015 04:15 PM EDT - ATHENS, GREECE >> In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party to decisively sideline rebels opposed to the rescue deal. Full Story

Autos: Older cars are now ruling the road
07/30/2015 03:48 PM EDT - DETROIT >> In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. Full Story

Technology: Who's listening now?
07/30/2015 03:47 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO >> Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, June 22-26

07/23/2015 03:24 PM EDT
June 22-26 Becket Town of Becket sold property at Jacobs Ladder Road, Becket, to Sherwood Greens Road Improvement and Maintenance District, $12,000. 
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, June 15-19
07/16/2015 03:05 PM EDT - June 15-19 Adams USA VA sold property at 164 Columbia St., Adams, to Loretta Rysz-Vinette, $26,000. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, June 8-12
07/09/2015 02:57 PM EDT - June 8-12 Adams Earl R. and Linda J. Kornn sold property at 41 East Jordan St. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, June 1-5
07/02/2015 03:23 PM EDT - June 1-5 Adams Bayview Loan Servicing sold property at 35 Burt St., Adams, to Kennard E. Full Story

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, May 18-29
06/25/2015 02:59 PM EDT - May 18-29 Adams Hidden Hollow RT and James J. Sisto sold property at 25-27 Grove 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