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Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: 0 to 60 lbs., none; 61-75 lbs., $38 to $68; 76-95 lbs., $70 to $77; 96-105 lbs., $50 to $77; 106 lbs. & up, $55 to $75; farm calves, $100 to $260; start calves, $150; feeders, $82 to $121; veal, none; heifers, $82 to $121; steers, none; bulls, $120 to $143; rep. heifers, none; rep. cows, none. Beef cows: canners, $60 … 0

S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW YORK — The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotechnology stocks were among the largest gainers. Among big tech names, Apple’s earnings topped Wall Street expectations, helped by rising shipments of iPhones. Microsoft … 0

Coming around again; Once considered ‘dead’, vinyl LPs making a comeback

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — If Bill Chamberlain had told you five years ago he was going to open a music store specializing in vinyl LPs, you might have told him he was nuts. Now, you might want to ask him if you can invest. Chamberlain, owner of Wild Mutations in Florence, which opened earlier this … 0

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Jasmine Caruk: Looking for action from Rosenberg on animal bill

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Editorial: No exit from I-91 project delays

One-sided rants like this are a big part of the problem. There is a lot of propaganda around that attempts to sway...(full comment)

Sara Weinberger: Loving our way out of Mideast war
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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.

    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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
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 »

  • 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.

    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 »

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

Russia faces escalation of sanctions over Ukraine

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting Ukrainian rebels … 0

US stocks mostly fall as earnings digested

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking before Congress, said the … 0

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