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Stocks gain as stimulus moves affect the market

Surprise interest rate cut in China; possible moves in Europe send prices higher
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. 
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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

Embracing social media for the holidays
11/17/2014 10:56 AM EST - NEW YORK >> Monif Clarke didn't have a social media strategy for her women's clothing company until this year, when she hired a consultant to help her build one. Full Story

The Berkshire Eagle
11/17/2014 10:55 AM EST - Finally, there is an all-electric car for people who thought they would never want one. Full Story

Automakers concerned about privacy
11/17/2014 10:53 AM EST - WASHINGTON >> Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U. Full Story

Bill Schmick: Markets are in half time; expect more backing and filling
11/15/2014 02:17 PM EST - Stocks have had a wonderful run since mid-October's swoon. The S&P 500 Index is now up over 10 percent from its bottom. Full Story

Can low oil prices help save the environment?
11/14/2014 02:36 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. 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