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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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Cambodian lawmaker released following arrest, protests

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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.
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.

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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

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