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FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock futures pointed higher early Tuesday, July 22, 2014, as more corporate earnings rolled in. Shares in the restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable company Comcast surged after they reported results that were better than Wall Street expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks climb as solid earnings reports roll in

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. “The news today is pretty good,” said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. Kinahan pointed to a report out Tuesday … 0

GateHouse to buy Providence Journal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The parent company of GateHouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash. New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. said it expects to complete the deal for the newspaper in the third quarter. “The Providence Journal is one of the … 0

Political turmoil takes toll on stocks

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW YORK — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil. European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing of separatists accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airways passenger plane in Ukraine last … 0

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Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said.

    JERREY ROBERTS Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said. Purchase photo reprints »

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Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18. Purchase photo reprints »

  • UMass Lorden Field 6/7/14. Hopkins pitcher No.15 Andrew Omer, steps off the rubber to launch a 2 seam fastball to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning.
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    UMass Lorden Field 6/7/14. Hopkins pitcher No.15 Andrew Omer, steps off the rubber to launch a 2 seam fastball to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning. photo by J. Anthony Roberts Purchase photo reprints »

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Runners wind down from their Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club 5K run Tuesday at Northampton Community Gardens.

    JERREY ROBERTS Runners wind down from their Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club 5K run Tuesday at Northampton Community Gardens. Purchase photo reprints »

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Dennis Sullivan, left, and his brother Neil Sullivan, right, have a chat as Neil Sullivan grills during the Blackberry Lane block party in Northampton Saturday, July 12, 2014.

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Demolition of the Honda dealer ship on King Street.

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UPS further expands early morning delivery service

Friday, July 18, 2014

UPS said it is further expanding early morning deliveries to boost its competitive position. The Atlanta-area-based shipping giant said it is adding hundreds more ZIP codes that can get deliveries by 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. UPS said it has offered “Early A.M.” service since 1994, expanded it … 0

Obama OKs East Coast oil search using sonic cannons

Friday, July 18, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. — Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine … 0

Jet downing, lackluster earnings rattle stock market

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The downing of a passenger plane flying over Ukraine rattled U.S. financial markets Thursday, deepening a slide set off by a batch of disappointing company earnings and a weak home construction report. All three major stock indexes ended … 0

Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs worldwide

Thursday, July 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor’s drive for the company to … 0

Fueled by geopolitical turmoil, oil rises past $103 a barrel

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The price of oil rose 2 percent Thursday on lower U.S. inventories and concerns that geopolitical tensions could disrupt global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.99 to close at $103.19 a barrel on the New … 0

Hastings marks century as family business

Thursday, July 17, 2014

AMHERST — Jackey Creedon lives in Hollister, Missouri, but after almost three decades as an employee at A.J. Hastings, she knew she had to return from the Midwest to celebrate the store’s 100th birthday. “I wasn’t going to … 1

Anti-casino campaign launched in Springfield

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BOSTON — Anti-casino activists on Wednesday set their sights on Springfield, which would be home to Massachusetts’ first licensed casino, as they attempt to win voter support for a November ballot question to repeal the state’s casino law. Organizers for “Repeal the Casino Deal” chose the city to … 0

Time Warner fuels major stock rebound

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Major stock indexes rebounded Wednesday, finishing higher for the third time in four days and lifting the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record close this month. Investors had lots of market-moving news to consider, including encouraging … 0

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: 0 to 60 lbs., $30 to $48; 61-75 lbs., $40 to $71; 76-95 lbs., $26 to $75; 96-105 lbs., $26 to $75; 106 lbs. & up, $70; farm calves, $100 to $275; start calves, $75 to $195; feeders, $56 … 0

NYC mayor’s plan for rail strike? He’s outta here

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW YORK — A screaming headline that reads “Good luck on that, I’m off to Italy.” A composite photo depicting his family in a gondola in Venice. Withering criticism from a former mayor. Despite the increasingly bad political … 0