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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks headed higher in early trading, Friday, May 1, 2015, as the market bounces back from a steep decline the day before. Most Asian and European markets are closed for May 1, known as Labour Day in most of the world. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

Stocks bounce back from drop

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NEW YORK — The stock market bounced back Friday as investors picked up companies that had dropped earlier in the week. Major indexes recovered nearly all their losses from a fall the day before. “It’s an odd day in the markets,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank. The news out Friday was mostly disappointing, he said. …

Ford expands recall for door latch issues

Saturday, May 2, 2015

DETROIT — Ford on Friday said it is expanding by another 156,000 the number of vehicles being recalled for door latch problems at the directive of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bringing the total to 545,906 vehicles in North America that need to be checked for the problem. The expanded recall includes 2011-14 Ford Fiestas built in Mexico, 2014 Lincoln MKZ’s built …

Stocks plunge on corporate earnings

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks logged their biggest drop in two weeks on Thursday as investors assessed some disappointing earnings news. Harman International, which makes audio systems for cars, and Yelp, an online listings company, were among the companies that fell sharply after posting weak earnings. The stock market has sagged this week after …

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Lucia Jacoby, 5, of Amherst, has fun with Henry the Juggler Saturday during the Amherst Sustainability Festival on the Town Common.

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Greg Woodard  racks leaves in front of his home on Montague Rd. In Leverett.

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Tony Garay prepares a dish of chicken tacos at the Ecuador Andino Store Latino Market in Hadley.

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Carl Whittier and David Wakeley, members of the  senior gay men's group that meets weekly at the Northampton Senior Center, celebrate the news that the Parks and Recreation Department will no move into the senior center.

    CAROL LOLLIS Carl Whittier and David Wakeley, members of the senior gay men's group that meets weekly at the Northampton Senior Center, celebrate the news that the Parks and Recreation Department will no move into the senior center. Purchase photo reprints »

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Immigrant rights marchers make their way to the Whitmore administrative building at the University of Massachusetts Friday in Amherst.

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Northampton Policeman Tom Briotta patrols the bike path near the Round House Lot Wednesday.

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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 …

Volcker pushes overhaul of bank oversight in US

Monday, April 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is calling for a reshaping of the U.S. financial oversight regime, which he says is splintered and ineffective. A public policy group led by Volcker issued a report Monday on …

Group seeks injunction forcing Wal-Mart to rehire 2,200 workers

Monday, April 20, 2015

A union is seeking an injunction to force Wal-Mart to rehire 2,200 workers laid off when the retailer suddenly closed five stores last week for what it said were needed plumbing repairs. Among the shuttered stores is one in Pico Rivera, Calif., where workers have aggressively advocated for …

Finance chiefs see threats ahead for global economy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — The world’s financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt. The finance ministers …

Researcher barred from flight after tweet on United security

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San …

Cuomo to be first US governor to visit Cuba as doors reopen

Sunday, April 19, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than …

Future uncertain for solar tax break

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Solar energy is booming in the United States and the industry wants everyone to know it. But winning an extension of a key solar tax break in a Republican Congress suspicious of green energy won’t be easy, especially as regulatory and market forces continue to batter …