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FILE - This July 15, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday, July 21, 2014, as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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 week. The European Union’s foreign ministers will … 0

NJ casino closings painful for many

Monday, July 21, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husband works the buffet at the Showboat, which is scheduled to close on Aug. 31. With two young daughters, a mortgage, no savings and no obvious plan B, the … 0

Ex-CEO wants Market Basket protesters rehired

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEWKSBURY — The fired longtime chief executive of the Market Basket supermarket chain is urging the family-owned company to reinstate workers who were fired for protests demanding his return. Arthur T. Demoulas’s statement Monday night was his first since he was fired last month by a board controlled by his rival cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas. Eight supervisory employees were fired over the weekend … 0

Great article Matty . . RIP Coach Koch! Tom M, UMass '72 ...(full comment)

Coach Sam Koch dedicated life to UMass men’s soccer program

I agreed that Gaza should be set free. Yes, it should be liberated from the Islamist Hamas regime that seeks to kill...(full comment)

Demonstration in Northampton against Israel’s Gaza campaign

How wrong you are; it is my business when you choose to partially to eliminate birth control choice of one gender over...(full comment)

Charles LaPiene: Liberal reaction to Hobby Lobby 'hysterical' 'Why place the burden on me for their choice?
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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.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    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.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA 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. Purchase photo reprints »

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Demolition of the Honda dealer ship on King Street.

    CAROL LOLLIS Demolition of the Honda dealer ship on King Street. Purchase photo reprints »

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Alex Dakai, 3, or Easthampton, left, swims toward Elizabeth Armstrong, right, during the swimming lesson at the Holyoke Canoe Club in Holyoke, Saturday, July 12, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Alex Dakai, 3, or Easthampton, left, swims toward Elizabeth Armstrong, right, during the swimming lesson at the Holyoke Canoe Club in Holyoke, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

Boston refuses to take part in arbitration with Wynn

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BOSTON — State gambling regulators are weighing how to respond to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s refusal to participate in arbitration with Wynn Resorts for a financial compensation deal. The Las Vegas-based casino giant proposes a $1.6 billion resort in neighboring Everett as it competes with Mohegan Sun for … 0

Conn. casinos see revenues drop

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s two American Indian casinos on Tuesday again reported monthly drops in slot machine betting and revenue. Mohegan Sun said total slot machine bets in June totaled $574.9 million, down 10 percent from June 2013. Foxwoods Resort Casino reported total wagering of $479.1 million in … 0

Amherst historic board, ZBA to take up Mill District requests

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AMHERST — As extensive remodeling of one historic North Amherst barn is needed to house a satellite store for Atkins Farms Country Market, a second historic barn that has dominated the landscape for centuries could be demolished. The Historical Commission Tuesday will review plans submitted by W.D. Cowls … 0

Citigroup to pay $7B over toxic mortgages

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said “shattered lives” and contributed to … 0

Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stocks shook off last week’s doldrums and finished sharply higher Monday, driven by a round of corporate deal news and strong earnings from Citigroup. Investors cheered AECOM Technology’s $4 billion acquisition of engineering and construction services company URS … 0

Trump casino closing in NJ

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Employees of the Trump Plaza casino were told Monday that the casino would close in mid-September, making it the fourth casino to close or threaten to close in Atlantic City by fall. About 1,600 Trump Plaza workers will lose their jobs. Trump Plaza, which … 1

Dairy Farmers of America to pay $50M to NE farmers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers to settle antitrust allegations from a 2009 class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit charged the cooperative, its marketing arm, Dairy Marketing Services, and Dallas-based Dean Foods … 0

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Sunday, July 13, 2014

For the week ending July 4, 2014 Amherst Carl A. Ditkoff, Jennifer Ditkoff, to Lisa A. Solowiej, Paul M Collins, Jr., 14 Overlook Drive, Amherst, $373,000. Thomas R. Knight, Jr., Thomas R. Knight, to Ayumi Parsons, Reid A. Parsons, Jenks St Extension, 34 Jenks St., Amherst, $272,000. Beverly … 0

State will end prohibition on wine shipments to consumers Jan. 1

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BOSTON — Whether it’s pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, wine lovers in Massachusetts will soon be able to have some of their favorite bottles shipped straight from the vineyards to their homes. A provision in the new state budget lifts a long-standing prohibition on direct deliveries … 0

B2B ID: Jimmy Tarr, Owner/chef, The Bistro Bus, Northampton

Saturday, July 12, 2014

NAME: Jimmy Tarr TITLE: Owner/chef, The Bistro Bus, based in Hatfield, serving the Northampton area WEBSITE: www.bistrobus413.com WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2013 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: Two WHAT YOU DO: We feed the Valley delicious cuisine in … 0