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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, a street sign directs people to The New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, and the Statue of Liberty, in New York's Financial District. Chinese stocks fell further, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, after suffering their biggest drop in eight years the previous day while most other Asian markets declined and Europe rose. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks end skid on strong earnings

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets marched higher Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies. The recovery comes after five straight days of losses for U.S. indexes. It’s not uncommon for stocks to reverse course after several days in one direction, and investors say the market is still lacking …

Gas pipeline re-routed to avoid NY forest

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — A section of the planned Constitution Pipeline, designed to bring natural gas to New York City and New England, has been redrawn to avoid a 1,000-acre private forest with fragile wetlands. Christopher Stockton, spokesman for the 124-mile pipeline to bring cheap gas north from Pennsylvania’s shale fields, confirmed the route change Tuesday. Stockton said the change adds almost 3 miles …

Energy department backs pipeline contract

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has argued before the state Department of Public Utilities that Berkshire Gas Co.’s 20-year contract to use gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project should be approved. DOER argued that the company’s contract with TGP was consistent with its portfolio standards, that it …

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Ryland August,6, watches a Circus Smirkus act during the afternoon show at the fairgrounds Tuesday.

    CAROL LOLLIS Ryland August,6, watches a Circus Smirkus act during the afternoon show at the fairgrounds Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Sophia Collins of South Deerfield and  Eddie Bajgier of South Deerfield Polka to  Dennis Polisky and The Maestro's Men at the polish American Citizens Club annual chicken BBQ in South Deerfield Sunday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Sophia Collins of South Deerfield and Eddie Bajgier of South Deerfield Polka to Dennis Polisky and The Maestro's Men at the polish American Citizens Club annual chicken BBQ in South Deerfield Sunday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

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Janet Grunwald, of Leeds, from left, Caroline Prince, 4, Elizabeth Prince, 6, Fiona Russell, and Russell's dogs Niles, front, and Caber, all of Northampton, picnic Thursday during an installment of the Music on the Porch concert series at the Florence Civic Center.

    JERREY ROBERTS Janet Grunwald, of Leeds, from left, Caroline Prince, 4, Elizabeth Prince, 6, Fiona Russell, and Russell's dogs Niles, front, and Caber, all of Northampton, picnic Thursday during an installment of the Music on the Porch concert series at the Florence Civic Center. Purchase photo reprints »

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Concert-goers gather Saturday on the Westhampton Town Common for a show by Katherine First and the Kitchen Party. It was an installment of the Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series.

    JERREY ROBERTS Concert-goers gather Saturday on the Westhampton Town Common for a show by Katherine First and the Kitchen Party. It was an installment of the Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series. Purchase photo reprints »

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Margaret Randall, of Amherst, eats a soft-serve ice cream cone recently at Sugarloaf Frostie in Sunderland. She said she likes the drive-in because "they have very good ice cream, it's easy to get to and they have a place to sit."

    JERREY ROBERTS Margaret Randall, of Amherst, eats a soft-serve ice cream cone recently at Sugarloaf Frostie in Sunderland. She said she likes the drive-in because "they have very good ice cream, it's easy to get to and they have a place to sit." Purchase photo reprints »

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From left, Julianne Moro of Southampton, Katie Hinkle and Ava Roberts of Easthampton and Layla Gauger of Southampton, all 8 years old and members of  the Girl Scout Brownie Troop 12960, pet Promise, a horse owned by Sandra Wooding from Old Chatham, New York, while visiting the Morgan Horse Show Saturday morning in Northampton. Behind them are Nicole Roberts and Heather Brophy.

    CAROL LOLLIS From left, Julianne Moro of Southampton, Katie Hinkle and Ava Roberts of Easthampton and Layla Gauger of Southampton, all 8 years old and members of the Girl Scout Brownie Troop 12960, pet Promise, a horse owned by Sandra Wooding from Old Chatham, New York, while visiting the Morgan Horse Show Saturday morning in Northampton. Behind them are Nicole Roberts and Heather Brophy. Purchase photo reprints »

Hitchhiking robot embarks on coast-to-coast tour across US

Saturday, July 18, 2015

BOSTON — With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on a hitchhiking journey across the U.S. on Friday. The humanoid robot named hitchBOT has …

Nasdaq logs best week in nearly nine months as Google jumps

Saturday, July 18, 2015

NEW YORK — A strong week fizzled to a close on Friday as the stock market eked out a small gain. But a few companies made big moves. Google surged after reporting strong results, pushing the Nasdaq to …

UCLA Health System says cyberattack could affect 4.5 million patients

Saturday, July 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The UCLA Health System said Friday that it has been the victim of a cyberattack affecting as many as 4.5 million patients. The attackers accessed a computer network that contains personal and medical information. The University of California, Los Angeles, said there was no evidence …

Amherst Community Co-op leaders seek more members, schedule meeting Thursday

Friday, July 17, 2015

AMHERST — As plans to bring a cooperative supermarket to Amherst continue, organizers are trying to double the membership base before conducting a feasibility study that would identify its size, potential location and business plan. The steering committee for the Amherst Community Co-op will meet at 7 p.m. …

Stocks rise on strong corporate earnings

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NEW YORK — A new financial lifeline for Greece and strong corporate earnings on Thursday helped push U.S. stocks higher. Stocks rose from the start, following a jump in major European indexes, as strong second-quarter results from Netflix, …

Greece gets relief from creditors

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — Greece got a triple dose of good news on Thursday, when creditors agreed to open talks on a third bailout package, to give the country an interim loan to cover its debts, and to provide …

Parsons Street School development seeks renters as Easthampton’s New City neighborhood undergoes transformation

Thursday, July 16, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Those who have seen the transformation of the former Parsons Street School from schoolhouse to luxury apartment building say the 113-year-old structure is unrecognizable — though some historic details remain. In December, developer Kevin Perrier of …

New program offers bonus at farmers’ markets for people with SNAP benefits

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A new program aims to make fresh local food more available to low-income families inn the Valley. Farmers’ markets have teamed up with Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) and Healthy Hampshire to create SNAP & Save. The matching program, which launched Saturday, allows farmers’ market …

Stocks end 4-day rally

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market edged lower Wednesday, ending a four-day rally, as a drop in energy shares and jitters over Greece outweighed encouraging earnings reports from banks. Energy stocks slumped along with the price …

Egg prices leap because of avian flu

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 …