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Trader Michael Smyth, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Stocks are little changed in early trading following two days of gains that brought the market close to a record high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks sink as oil jumps above $60

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NEW YORK — A combination of concerns knocked the U.S. stock market lower Tuesday, snapping a two-day run. Crude oil climbed above $60 a barrel for the first time this year, raising expectations for rising inflation and interest rates. Greece’s government remained in a standoff with its European creditors as a debt payment looms next week. “There are some jitters,” …

EPA issues final plan for asbestos in Mont. town

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal regulators’ long-delayed final cleanup plan for a Montana mining town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material where it sits, in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan released Tuesday for Libby and the neighboring …

Tech industry figures mourn Goldberg

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent couples. Mourners emerged from the ceremony held in an auditorium at Stanford University teary-eyed and wearing …

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Leo Wurgaft and Izidor Peterson rehearse for "Youth on Broadway" at the Bangs Community Center in Amherst.

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The painting table in Jarrett Krosoczka's Northampton studio. He has another station for drawing and a third for writing.

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Tied at 1 in the seventh inning, John Jacques, right, of Hopkins Academy, steals second base ahead of Ben Arnold, of Frontier Regional, Tuesday at Hopkins.

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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.

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

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

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Stocks regain ground on earnings reports

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW YORK — The stock market bounced back on Monday after getting a boost from some good first-quarter earnings reports. Toy maker Hasbro reported an unexpected gain in sales on the back of strong demand for its Transformer, …

SC paper wins Pulitzer for domestic violence reports

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and …

Volcker pushes overhaul of bank oversight in US

Monday, April 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is calling for a reshaping of the U.S. financial oversight regime, which he says is splintered and ineffective. A public policy group led by Volcker issued a report Monday on …

Group seeks injunction forcing Wal-Mart to rehire 2,200 workers

Monday, April 20, 2015

A union is seeking an injunction to force Wal-Mart to rehire 2,200 workers laid off when the retailer suddenly closed five stores last week for what it said were needed plumbing repairs. Among the shuttered stores is one in Pico Rivera, Calif., where workers have aggressively advocated for …

Finance chiefs see threats ahead for global economy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — The world’s financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt. The finance ministers …

Researcher barred from flight after tweet on United security

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San …

Cuomo to be first US governor to visit Cuba as doors reopen

Sunday, April 19, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than …

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, …