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Amherst Music House joins other businesses leaving Amherst’s Carriage Shops with building’s sale pending

Friday, April 18, 2014

AMHERST — Over the past four decades, Archie Shepp, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef and Marion Brown are among the prominent musicians who have ventured into a small music shop at the northern end of the town center to get accessories and supplies. Steven Toplitz, the owner of the Amherst Music House, located in the Amherst Carriage Shops, said he has also catered to musicians on their way up, including J … 0

MGM seeks to delay fees

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — With efforts to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law underway, MGM Resorts International has asked state regulators to delay the collection of casino fees from the company even as it prepares to become the state’s first licensed casino operator. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said on Thursday that the Las Vegas-based company risks losing about $200 million in fees, deposits and other payments … 0

When you should - and shouldn’t - seek a reverse mortgage

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some seniors don’t qualify for a reverse mortgage, either because they are not old enough (you must be at least 62), or because their home equity, the difference between the value of their home and the balance of their existing standard mortgage, is too small. Such seniors won’t waste much time on the effort. Any loan provider they contact will give them the … 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

B2B ID: Ira Bryck, director, University of Massachusetts Family Business Center, Hadley

Sunday, April 6, 2014

JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY IT IS BASED IN: Director, University of Massachusetts Family Business Center, Hadley WEBSITE: UMassFBC.com and IraBryck.com AGE: 61 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 1994 WHAT YOU DO: I run a UMass program that provides a … 0

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Sunday, April 6, 2014

For the week ending March 28, 2014 Amherst Chum Bi Lee, David K B. Lee, to Ke Haiping, Toshiyuki Ueki, 24 Whippletree Lane, Amherst, $377,500. Kevin J. Noonan to Kevin J. Noonan, Marion Hohn, 36 Jeffrey Lane, Amherst, $1. Norman L. Dandelske Est, Thomas Bothwell Rice Personal Representative, … 0

Job market at last shows signs of thawing out

Sunday, April 6, 2014

WASHINGTON — In an encouraging sign, a survey by a big payroll processing firm suggests that hiring may be picking up after the harsh winter. ADP Inc. estimated last week that private employers added 191,000 jobs in March. Though still a moderate gain, that number is the most … 0