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@theMarket: Stocks at Bottom of Trading Range

Investing is a game of patience. Most of us do not excel when it comes to practicing that virtue. We want the pain to go away now. It is most tempting to just get out, but the truth is that the pain is simply replaced by a high level of emotional stress. You feel an increasing level of anxiousness... click for more

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The Independent Investor: Is a Recession Looming?

The funny thing about declining stock markets is that when they last more than a couple of weeks, talk of recession starts to percolate among investors. It is no different this time. I have written before that the stock market has erroneously called six of the last 13 declines as recessions,... click for more

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Buono Joins CompuWorks as VCIO

As a VCIO, Buono will guide clients through the critical process of aligning technology decisions with organizational goals by understanding where the company is today and its vision for the future. click for more

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Are You Prepared for Financial Disasters?

To protect against this potential threat, try to build an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses. click for more

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Greylock Mill Project Accepted Into State...

The Greylock Mill project has been accepted by Attorney General Maura Healey into the state's brownfields program, providing liability protection as the property is redeveloped. Greylock Works LLC is proposing an $18 million revamping of the 140-year-old former textile mill on State Road. The... click for more

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The Independent Investor: The High Price of Cash

Since the beginning of January, many investors have sold their holdings in the stock market and are sitting on the sidelines in cash. Is it too late to sell, or would selling out be a wise move? Well over $7 billion was sold from U.S. stock funds thus far in January. In December, $48 billion... click for more

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Put Your Financial 'Puzzle' Together

But as an investor, you can find value in the concept of a puzzle – specifically, in putting together the pieces of your financial puzzle. click for more

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Licensing Board Rules in Favor of Pearlman's Scrap...

The junkyard don't like it but the Licensing Board says Pearlman's Recycling doesn't need any additional licenses to buy scrap vehicles, transfer the title to another company, and then resell the parts. The board decided Monday that the company is in full compliance with state laws regarding... click for more

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@theMarket: Stocks Rebound

It had to happen at some point. The averages declined almost every day for three weeks in a row, so a relief rally should be expected. The question is will it continue? click for more

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The Independent Investor: This Too Shall Pass

In my own world, the telephone has been ringing off the hook and my inbox is full of panicky emails. So this column is for all those clients, readers and prospective clients out there who are wondering what the heck is going on.

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Will the Presidential Election Affect Investment...

In the last 12 presidential election years, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has been up nine times and down just three.

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Nuclea Lab Closure Impacts Still Unknown

Nuclea hasn't provided a timeline for the closure nor has it released information on the number of employees that will be affected. As for a $510,775 tax incentive, the company might still get it. It is required to file reports at the end of each year with job creation totals, so as long as Nuclea hits those benchmarks in 2016 — no matter where in the state it is — the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center can't take back the funding.

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MountainOne Bank Announces Officer Promotions

Benoit, who joined MountainOne in 1986, has been promoted to Electronic Banking Officer, having served in roles of increasing responsibility within the Electronic Banking Department. Mineau joined MountainOne in 1981 and has been promoted to Human Resources Officer.

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Dollar General Proposes New Cheshire Location

Dollar General has given up on building a store on South Street, instead setting its sights on another Route 8 property. Bohler Engineering Firm representative Mathew Bombaci told the Selectmen and building inspector on Tuesday that the chain discount store wants to build on the property across from Harry's Auto Sales.

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North Adams Planners Approve Common Folk's New...

The Planning Board on Monday night approved an application by Common Folk to allow the arts collective to move into 18 Holden St. The OK did come with the caveat that the collective be aware of noise issues in the mixed-use building. The collective is part gallery, part installation, part gathering place, part live performance - from music to spoken word.

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Nuclea To Close Pittsfield Lab

Nuclea is closing its Pittsfield lab. The company announced "a major internal reorganization" on Monday that transfers its primary focus from research and development of products to commercialization. With that, the CLIA laboratory in Pittsfield will close.

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The Independent Investor: A Tale of Two Chinas

For years, investors bought into the China story. Growth rates twice as fast as the rest of the world, fueled by sky-rocketing exports made competitive by billions of hard-working, low-wage employees grateful to have a job. What happened?

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Citizens Bank Offers Financial Literacy Funding...

Citizens Bank is now accepting applications from nonprofits for crucial financial literacy services that help consumers manage their money better.

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Macy's at the Berkshire Mall Will Close

The Berkshire Mall is about to take another hit with the expected closure of Macy's in the next couple months. Employees were reportedly told on Wednesday that the store would close after nine years. A formal announcement is expected Thursday.

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Retirees Need 'Longevity Strategy'

In fact, you could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement – which means you need a “longevity strategy.”

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@theMarket: Nowhere Land

As we look ahead, one more uncertainty will gradually increase in importance in 2016.

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Adams Community Bank Donates $5,000 to Ventfort...

The $5,000 gift will enable Ventfort Hall to receive additional matching funds to continue the ongoing restoration of the mansion.

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Time for Some New Year’s (Financial) Resolutions

If you’re like many people, you might be mulling over some New Year’s resolutions, such as hitting the gym more, learning a new language or taking a cooking class.

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Pittsfield Polish Club Still Looking To Reopen

"We've got our business plan started." — John Kerwood.

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Williamstown Planners Discuss Viability of...

"I'm mystified by the conversation you're having about controlling entrepreneurial instincts." — Joan Blair

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New Massage Therapy Business Open in Adams

"There is nothing wrong with pampering yourself a little." — Amber Chalmers

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@theMarket: Santa Comes to Town

Of course, I am writing this on the Wednesday before Christmas because even the most devoted columnists take off on the holidays.

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The Independent Investor: Christmas in the New Age

About 86 percent of us will be exchanging gifts, another tradition that has survived the passing of time.

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Greylock Announces 'Spirit of Giving' Campaign...

The donations resulted from 14 department/teams within the credit union choosing worthy organizations or causes, to which Greylock donated $1,000 each.


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