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The Independent Investor: Intellectual Property...

The message was clear if you want to do business in China and sell to our billions of consumers, in exchange, we want to understand, learn, and license the intellectual property behind your products. click for more

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Berkshire Money Management Welcomes Operations...

Prior to joining Berkshire Money Management, Wheeler was the director of office operations at Atlas Private Wealth Management for nine years. click for more

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Are Your Financial and Tax Advisors Talking?

And one important step you can take is to connect your tax professional with your financial advisor. Together, these professionals can help you take advantage of some valuable strategies. click for more

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@theMarket: Fed Stimulus Continues to Pump the...

When asked, the members of the Federal Reserve Board continue to argue that the almost $500 million they have pumped into the overnight repurchase market since September is not quantitative easing. The stock market disagrees. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Can We Afford 4 More...

After almost three years of threats, bluster and on-again-off-again tariffs, we are right back where we were before Donald Trump was elected. click for more

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New Partner Named at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig

A native of Adams, Clough received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, with a double major in psychology and criminal justice from SUNY Albany in 2004 and juris doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2009. Clough has been recognized for six years running by SuperLawyers as a... click for more

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Business Owners: Plan for Next Phase of Life

As a business owner, you're always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can't forget about the future yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider your personal retirement plan and business succession strategy. click for more

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North Adams OKs Restaurant at Greylock Works

The Planning Board on Monday night approved the addition of the restaurant, The Break Room, to the renovated mill space on State Road. click for more

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Adams Looks to Spur...

The initiative to revamp the...

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Hoosac Elementary Principal...

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@theMarket: The Teflon Markets

Guess what? The Fed injected even more money ($258.9 billion) into repos last Friday. No one actually knows why or what is going on at this stage. All the excuses the central bank has used to explain the market's need for so much cash now sound shallow and certainly less than kosher.

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Four Berkshire Co-Working Centers Get...

The Old Stone Mill, the Stationery Factory in Dalton, Lever Inc. in North Adams and Frameworks in Pittsfield received a total of $206,000‬ through MassDevelopment's Collaborative Workspace Program. The awards were announced on Thursday at the Worcester CleanTech Incubator as some $1,892,910 in grants were made to 31 organizations throughout the state.

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The Independent Investor: China's role in Iran

Investors feared that, at the very least (after last year's Iranian drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities), Iran would respond by either more of the same or attempting to shut down shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.

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Two Members Join Berkshire Taconic Community...

David Offensend of Wassaic, N.Y., and Eleanore Velez of Lee, Mass., have joined the board of directors of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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Protect Yourself Against Long-term Care Costs

If you needed several years of long-term care, the expense could seriously erode your savings and investments. And keep in mind that Medicare typically pays only a small percentage of long-term care costs.

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Berkshire Palate Expands in Williamstown

The eatery has moved just a few doors down at the Colonial Plaza into the former EAT a more suitable location for its cuisine, business, and customers.

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@theMarket: New Wall of Worry for Markets

Donald Trump's decision this week to kill Iran's second-most important figure, Gen. Qassem Soleimanai, this week placed a time-out on the stock market's bull run into the New Year. Do you run for the hills or do you buy the dip?

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The Independent Investor: Why Is Inflation so Low?

The inflation rate has not been a cause of concern in this country for well over a decade. On the contrary, economists have been worried that the opposite might occur, a bout of deflation.

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Is Market Timing a Smart Investment Strategy?

If you try to be a market timer, not only will you end up questioning your buy/sell decisions, but you also might lose sight of why you bought certain investments in the first place.

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Biz Briefs: Gordmans Hiring for Upcoming North...

Gordmans offers a variety of positions in an energetic and engaging work environment.

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Pittsfield's Plastic Bag Ban Begins With the New...

Single-use plastics will be in short supply beginning New Year's Day. The City Council back in March passed an ordinance that bans use of thin-film plastic bags within the city effective Jan. 1.

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@theMarket: Will This Year Be Like the Last One...

For me, the largest risk out there in 2020 is a spike in inflation. This year, wage growth finally exceeded the inflation rate. It took the entire decade to get there, plus trillions of dollars of global central bank monetary stimulus.

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Pittsfield ZBA Approves Marijuana Retailer Plan...

Pure Botanicals LLC plans presented plans last week to build a two-story structure at 239 West St. to facilitate retail, storage, and office space.

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The Independent Investor: Investors Ignore...

Abuse of power, obstruction of Congress; these are accusations that ordinarily evoke sharp emotions among Americans. Yet, the financial markets have barely blinked, if they have paid attention at all. Why?

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Lenox Woman Wins Pittsfield Photo Challenge

The challenge, held this past fall, asked photographers to capture why downtown Pittsfield is the "Heart of the Berkshires". Entrants were encouraged to capture photos that showcased the beauty and personality of downtown Pittsfield.

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@theMarket: Market Melt-Up

Historically, the Santa rally begins on the day after Christmas and stretches through to the second day of January. The fact that last year he failed to make an appearance might mean that the jolly old elf could be making up for lost time by coming in early.

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Pittsfield Community Development Sees Tyler Zoning...

The board heard a presentation from City Planner CJ Hoss on Tuesday night and signed off on some changes that would modernize zoning in that area and create more flexibility.

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BFAIR Names New Vice President of Quality...

Shea holds a bachelor's in social work from Our Lady of Elm's College and is a licensed social worker with more than 15 years of progressive experience supporting elders and individuals with disabilities and their families.


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