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King Street Eats restaurant in Northampton shuts its doors

Sunday, May 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After just under two years in business, King Street Eats has closed its doors. An announcement was made Friday on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “King Street Eats will close today due to circumstances beyond our control,” the Friday Facebook post read. “We want to thank all of you for your support and patronage. We have enjoyed serving you and hope to see you all again someday in the …

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 …

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 …

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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.

    JERREY ROBERTS Lucia Jacoby, 5, of Amherst, has fun with Henry the Juggler Saturday during the Amherst Sustainability Festival on the Town Common. Purchase photo reprints »

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

    CAROL LOLLIS Greg Woodard racks leaves in front of his home on Montague Rd. In Leverett. Purchase photo reprints »

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

    KEVIN GUTTING Tony Garay prepares a dish of chicken tacos at the Ecuador Andino Store Latino Market in Hadley. Purchase photo reprints »

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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.

    DAN LITTLE Immigrant rights marchers make their way to the Whitmore administrative building at the University of Massachusetts Friday in Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »

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

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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 …

IRS hotline wait times double from 2014, IG reports

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wait times for taxpayers who called the Internal Revenue Service’s toll-free hotline more than doubled to nearly 25 minutes over the past year, according to a federal report. “This filing season it has become increasingly difficult for taxpayers contacting the IRS by telephone” to get help, J. Russell …

Greece’s ‘day of reckoning’ shakes US stock markets

Friday, April 17, 2015

NEW YORK — Fear that Greece could default and abandon the euro is rattling global financial markets. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply on Friday, …

Laid-off workers sue American Apparel for lack of notice

Friday, April 17, 2015

Three former employees of American Apparel have filed a complaint accusing the Los Angeles retailer of failing to give adequate notice before laying off about 200 employees. In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the former employees accuse the company …

Dodge Challenger Hellcat is wickedly fun to drive

Friday, April 17, 2015

By Charles Fleming Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES - I hadn’t driven a muscle car in years when I slid somewhat hesitantly behind the wheel of the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. But within a few blocks I had cut off a school bus, dusted two old ladies …

Markets tread water despite afternoon surge

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NEW YORK — Netflix soared, big corporations turned in quarterly results, and investors welcomed new companies into the market. There was plenty of news, but major indexes finished the day just short of where they started. Stocks drifted …

Pacific trade pact gets bipartisan boost

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a bipartisan bill that should ease passage of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal, giving a boost to one of President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy goals but putting him in an unusual alliance with Republicans against many in his …

Analyst: Casinos in uphill battle

Thursday, April 16, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Demographic and industry problems are weighing on casinos struggling to draw visitors and increase revenue, an industry analyst said Thursday. Economic growth will slow as the population of older Americans outpaces younger consumers who are “less enthused” about gambling, turning instead to electronic games …

Penn National revises plans for Plainville slots

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts is inching closer to the official launch of its casino industry, as Penn National Gaming submitted revised plans Thursday for a slot parlor slated to open in June along the Rhode Island border while regulators highlighted steps the state still needs to complete before it …

Court skeptical of challenge to US climate-change plan

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to address climate change. The comments came during nearly two hours of …