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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast’s $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead.  telling indicator is the gap between the value Comcast’s all-stock bid assigned to each Time Warner Cable share and Time Warner Cable stock’s current price. That was at its widest point yet Thursday, April 23, 2015, a signal that investors are giving just 20 to 30 percent odds that the deal will go through, said Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Protection of Internet video killed Comcast bid

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — What killed Comcast’s $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators’ desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal, giving the …

Stocks up on earnings of technology giants

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major indexes rising between 1.4 and 3.2 percent in five days. The Standard & Poor’s …

Biogen results miss forecasts for first quarter

Friday, April 24, 2015

CAMBRIDGE (AP) — Biogen Idec Inc. reported lower-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter on slower sales growth of its multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera. Its shares fell more than 4 percent in premarket trading Friday. The biotechnology company reported its first-quarter profit climbed 71 percent to $822.5 million, or $3.49 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $3.82 per share. …

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  • KEVIN GUTTING
University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Andrew Sousa explains his team project, "Otto", to Tracy Whelen during the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Senior Design Project Day held in Marcus Hall on Friday. Otto is designed as a "personal cameraman" by using an autonomous quadcopter (drone) that will follow and videotape via the GPS signal from the user's smart phone.

    KEVIN GUTTING University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Andrew Sousa explains his team project, "Otto", to Tracy Whelen during the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Senior Design Project Day held in Marcus Hall on Friday. Otto is designed as a "personal cameraman" by using an autonomous quadcopter (drone) that will follow and videotape via the GPS signal from the user's smart phone. Purchase photo reprints »

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Annalyse Arnold, left, 16, leads four-year-old Kaleigh Fallon, dressed as Belle, down the runway during the "When I Grow Up" fashion show by Little Bear Learn and Care daycare center at Blue Guitar Space, Thursday in Easthampton.The fashion show encouraged anti-bullying efforts and developing social emotional skills at a young age, as well as celebrating diversity and individuality.

    DAN LITTLE Annalyse Arnold, left, 16, leads four-year-old Kaleigh Fallon, dressed as Belle, down the runway during the "When I Grow Up" fashion show by Little Bear Learn and Care daycare center at Blue Guitar Space, Thursday in Easthampton.The fashion show encouraged anti-bullying efforts and developing social emotional skills at a young age, as well as celebrating diversity and individuality. Purchase photo reprints »

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Richard Hayden of Marois Construction guides a stone section from the front steps of the Hampshire County Courthouse as it's removed for renovation Thursday in Northampton.

    DAN LITTLE Richard Hayden of Marois Construction guides a stone section from the front steps of the Hampshire County Courthouse as it's removed for renovation Thursday in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Wayne Smith, who served two tours in Vietnam as an Army medic, speaks Thursday during "The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter" in Goodell Hall at UMass.

    JERREY ROBERTS Wayne Smith, who served two tours in Vietnam as an Army medic, speaks Thursday during "The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter" in Goodell Hall at UMass. Purchase photo reprints »

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Gus Mason and David Sullivan at a speak out at Umass against student debt.

    CAROL LOLLIS Gus Mason and David Sullivan at a speak out at Umass against student debt. Purchase photo reprints »

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Vanessa Kerby and Frank Jackson talk to their cast during a rehearsal of "The Pajama Game" at Hatfield Elementary School.

    JERREY ROBERTS Vanessa Kerby and Frank Jackson talk to their cast during a rehearsal of "The Pajama Game" at Hatfield Elementary School. Purchase photo reprints »

No construction yet at casino site

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON — Despite a lack of major construction activity, casino operator MGM said Wednesday it is making efforts to comply with its commitments to Springfield as part of its host community agreement. The company, which is building an $800 million resort in downtown, delivered the first in a …

Congress enters fray over Obama trade pact

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee’s likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. The day began with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin …

Moe’s Southwest Grill to open in Northampton with benefit Wednesday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — If you see people lined up Thursday morning on King Street awaiting the grand opening of the city’s newest fast-food restaurant, don’t assume it’s for the $5 burritos. More likely, the crowds are aiming to be among the 50 lucky people who will win free burritos …

Stocks slip on mixed earnings

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Tepid corporate results and another drop in the price of crude oil pulled stocks mostly lower on Tuesday. Major indexes started the day slightly higher, turned lower around noon, then languished until the closing bell. …

Ice cream recalled over listeria

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

HOUSTON — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. …

‘Very inappropriate’ Facebook posts prompt WEBS-America’s Yarn Store to moderate comments on page

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — WEBS — America’s Yarn Store announced that it would no longer allow unrestricted posting of comments by fans to its Facebook page after seeing an uptick in “very inappropriate” posts. Posts on the yarn store’s Facebook page by any of the 165,000 people who have “liked” …

Twin River proposes new casino in Tiverton

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new casino in Tiverton with table games and easy access to state highways would allow Rhode Island to compete with neighboring Massachusetts for gambling revenue, state casino operators said Tuesday. Twin River Management Group has secured the rights to acquire 45 acres of land …

Green energy job growth likely to continue

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — Far more jobs have been created in wind and solar businesses in recent years than lost in the collapse of the coal industry, and renewable-energy companies expect record growth in the United States this year. “I started this company in 2009 and I have seen tremendous …

Stocks regain ground on earnings reports

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW YORK — The stock market bounced back on Monday after getting a boost from some good first-quarter earnings reports. Toy maker Hasbro reported an unexpected gain in sales on the back of strong demand for its Transformer, …

SC paper wins Pulitzer for domestic violence reports

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and …