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JERREY ROBERTS
The staff of CISabroad gathers for a photo before their open house Thursday in the former home of Northampton Center for the Arts.

Center for International Studies Abroad expands in new quarters at Sullivan Square building

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A surge in demand to study abroad, particularly among students interested in business, engineering and related fields, is fueling the growth of a local organization that specializes in placing people in study programs throughout the world. Business is so good that the Center for International Studies Abroad, or CISabroad, has leased and revamped the former Center for the … 0

Religious bookstore takes on new name, new beginning in Amherst

Saturday, April 19, 2014

AMHERST — Good Faith Bookstore at 55 South Pleasant St. is set to open Friday as a resource for people of faith and welcoming to everyone in the community. “We think all faith is good. It’s a matter of understanding it,” said Stephen Nagy of Leverett, who serves as president of the Lay Academy of Oecumenical Studies Inc. Previously known as LAOS Interfaith … 0

B2B ID: Tom Porter, president, Elite Home Health Agency Inc., West Hatfield

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NAME: Tom Porter President, Elite Home Health Agency Inc., West Hatfield WEBSITE: EliteHHA.org AGE: 65 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2005 WHAT YOU DO: I am the chief cook and bottle washer at Elite, a small local company that offers compassionate and reliable services to seniors and their families. We also have a new … 0

Virus kills baby pigs, cuts pork production

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MILWAUKEE — A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production … 0

Markets rebound

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NEW YORK — Maybe the sell-off was a little overdone. That was the sentiment on Wall Street Tuesday as the stock market broke a three-day losing streak. The gain pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index back into … 0

Comcast, Time Warner make case for deal

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. told the government that their proposed marriage would “enhance consumer welfare and competition and deliver substantial public interest benefits.” In a 175-page filing with the Federal Communications Commission, the two cable and Internet giants said their combination will “provide unique benefits … 0

Stocks extend decline from last week

Monday, April 7, 2014

NEW YORK — For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. The market logged its longest losing streak in two months, and extended a sell-off that began last week. After biotechnology and internet stocks … 0

Utilities appeal 2011 storm fines

Monday, April 7, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Power companies urged the state’s highest court Monday to overturn nearly $25 million in penalties imposed by Massachusetts regulators after a pair of 2011 storms, both of which left hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark — some for over a week. The record … 0

Drugmaker sues to block state ban

Monday, April 7, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The maker of Zohydro, a controversial new prescription painkiller, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block Massachusetts’ ban on local doctors prescribing and dispensing the drug. Zogenix filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on Monday requesting that the court temporarily … 0

Casino empire helps Mohegan Tribe protect benefits

Sunday, April 6, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — A gaming slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren’t feeling the pinch — not with money coming in from a … 0

Gamers play Tetris on Philly building

Sunday, April 6, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Sam Robinson said it’s been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the … 0

Families want GM prosecuted for defects

Sunday, April 6, 2014

WASHINGTON — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for … 0

Diane Stafford: Is college worth it?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

BC-WRK-STAFFORD-COLUMN:KC - business (300 words),0369 Diane Stafford: Is college worth it? By Diane Stafford The Kansas City Star Yes, college is expensive. Yes, it’s hard to start a career in debt. Yes, you know a college graduate who’s unemployed or sadly underemployed. The post-2008 job market hasn’t been … 0