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In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, people pass the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening mostly lower Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, as traders look over some disappointing corporate results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks move up mostly, but IBM holds Dow back

Monday, October 20, 2014

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market moved quietly higher Monday as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week. It was a rare move upward for a market that, for the most part, has been moving lower for the past month. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 17.26 points, or …

GM ignition compensation approved for 29 deaths

Monday, October 20, 2014

The leader of the GM Ignition Compensation Fund has approved settlements for surviving families in 29 fatal accidents involving defective ignition switches. As of Friday, Kenneth Feinberg, who is directing the assessment of all claims, had received 184 death claims. Another 27 people have received compensation payments for serious injuries. That is out of 1,333 claims. General Motors hired Feinberg, but no company …

US urges car owners to get air bags fixed

Monday, October 20, 2014

DETROIT — A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. …

I don't know anything about Scheinman, but Suher appears to care about nothing but his bottom line. Not much of a rallying...(full comment)

Civil lawsuit opens with testimony by opponents of Northampton Business Improvement District

Thanks Marleyman, I will be starting up my own web page soon which will have my own brand of oak chips from...(full comment)

A new Hampshire Life feature: Barhopping: A proper cocktail

Great invitation to community members. I now live in Florida and, so, cannot attend the games of my granchildren anymore. You made...(full comment)

Elizabeth Rockett Volkmann: Let yourself get bitten by the Northampton High soccer bug
  • JERREY ROBERTS
Michael Mauri, a licensed forester hired by the city of Northampton, talks about harvesting dead and dying red pine trees Monday on city water supply property near the corner of Chesterfield and Kennedy Roads.

    JERREY ROBERTS Michael Mauri, a licensed forester hired by the city of Northampton, talks about harvesting dead and dying red pine trees Monday on city water supply property near the corner of Chesterfield and Kennedy Roads. Purchase photo reprints »

  • ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER
Barbara Love speaks about racism Monday at the Unitarian Society of Amherst.

    ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER Barbara Love speaks about racism Monday at the Unitarian Society of Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Jonathan Roberge,17 of Haydenville,  a culinary arts student at Smith Vocational, makes pancakes for a breakfast where legislators will talk about Smith Vocational and it needs in the future.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jonathan Roberge,17 of Haydenville, a culinary arts student at Smith Vocational, makes pancakes for a breakfast where legislators will talk about Smith Vocational and it needs in the future. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Joanne Levin, M.D., left, and Linda Riley, R.N., right, speak to the Gazette's reporter about the Cooley Dickinson Hospital's plan on possible Ebola patient at the hospital Friday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2014.  Levin is the medical director of infection prevention program at the hospital.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Joanne Levin, M.D., left, and Linda Riley, R.N., right, speak to the Gazette's reporter about the Cooley Dickinson Hospital's plan on possible Ebola patient at the hospital Friday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2014. Levin is the medical director of infection prevention program at the hospital. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS

Don Chevalier, left, and Bob Lampron, employees at Childs Park in Northampton, put up snow fencing near Woodlawn Avenue on Friday morning.

    CAROL LOLLIS Don Chevalier, left, and Bob Lampron, employees at Childs Park in Northampton, put up snow fencing near Woodlawn Avenue on Friday morning. Purchase photo reprints »

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Dupty Chris Norris a disinfectant used to clean the ambulance and any hard contaminated surfaces.

    CAROL LOLLIS Dupty Chris Norris a disinfectant used to clean the ambulance and any hard contaminated surfaces. Purchase photo reprints »

US stocks edge lower ahead of Fed move

Monday, October 6, 2014

NEW YORK — Some encouraging corporate news failed to give the broader stock market a boost on Monday, and stocks edged lower as investors waited for news on the outlook for the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy. Hewlett-Packard …

AREA PROPERTY DEED TRANSFERS

Sunday, October 5, 2014

For the week ending September 26, 2014 Amherst Pamela J. Doyle to John E. Bateson, 21 Autumn Lane, Amherst, $245,900. Craig G. Gothelf Personal Representative, Stanley J. Engelsberg Est, to Dror Shmerling, Tr., Webster Court Real Estate Nominee Trust, 2 Webster Court, Amherst, $155,000. Kscbj Properties LLC to …

UMassFive College Credit Union adds rewards program for members through Buzz Points

Sunday, October 5, 2014

HADLEY — A loyalty and rewards program for members of the UMassFive College Credit Union that aims to increase support for locally owned and independent businesses has been launched through a collaboration between the financial cooperative and a …

Business briefs

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easthampton Chamber names new director Easthampton — The Easthampton Chamber of Commerce has named Maureen “Moe” Belliveau its new executive director beginning Monday. She had 20 years of small business and entrepreneurial experience before starting her most recent …

B2BID: Jeremy Cotton, owner LashCo Tree Service, South Hadley

Sunday, October 5, 2014

NAME: Jeremy Cotton TITLE: Owner, LashCo Tree Service, 46 Ferry St., South Hadley WEBSITE: www.lashcotree.com AGE: 39 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2007 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: I have seven unbelievably talented team members. WHAT YOU DO: LashCo …

Riverside Industries gives clients opportunities for meaningful work in the community

Sunday, October 5, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Riverside Industries started 45 years ago with a stated mission to “empower people with developmental disabilities to live a rich and full life,” said President and CEO Char Gentes. Part of a rich full life for …

The scramble is on for billions flowing out of Pimco

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The world of mutual funds may seem like a backwater on Wall Street, but the departure of bond trading superstar Bill Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co. has spilled blood into normally calm waters. Competition in the mutual fund business has gone crazy this past week, as rivals …

Berry Plastics in Easthampton reportedly eliminates 23 jobs

Friday, October 3, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — Twenty-three jobs have been eliminated at Berry Plastics in Easthampton, according to a report by WWLP.com (Channel 22) in Springfield. The reductions at the manufacturing plant, 44 O’Neill St., are a combination of layoffs and voluntary retirements. WWLP reported that the layoffs resulted from fluctuating demand, …

Airlines say bookings unaffected by Ebola scare

Friday, October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Top executives at American Airlines and British Airways said Friday that any fear over the spread of the Ebola virus in America or Europe have had no impact on bookings at either airline. Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines, said there …

Crabs on plane result in flight delay in NYC

Friday, October 3, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y. — US Airways passengers from LaGuardia to Charlotte may have been a tiny bit crabby Thursday night over a 26-minute delay. But it turned out a large mess of small crabs — found loose in the forward cargo hold — was truly disrupted. Flight 890, scheduled …