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The Independent Investor: The Era of U.S. Oil...

While Saudi production of 10 million barrels a day is, and will continue to be, an important source of energy supply, U.S. energy production has already surpassed not only Saudi output, but that also of any other energy producer worldwide. click for more

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Can 'AI' Help You Become a Better Investor?

Yet, you are more than just the sum of your answers to a robo-advisor's online questionnaire. Investing is a highly personal matter, which means that you may well benefit from some human intelligence. click for more

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@theMarket: Investors Discover Value Stocks

Value stocks, those equities that have fallen out of favor, have made a comeback this week. These underpriced orphans have become the new darlings of Wall Street, while high-flyers (think software and some tech) have sold off. What does this say about the markets? click for more

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What Can a Financial Advisor Do for You?

To work toward all your goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you need a comprehensive financial strategy. And for that, you might need to work with a personal financial advisor. click for more

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Adams to Draft Bylaw For Outdoor Marijuana Growth

David Rosenthal and Carol Shumans are looking to grow 25 plants on their property at 127 Walling Road. They currently grow 12 plants under the recreational category. click for more

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Biz Briefs: Shakespeare & Company Seeks Property...

Qualified entities are asked to provide an initial statement of interest to demonstrate how the campus, located within walking distance of the town of Lenox’s historic center, can be activated as a shared-use property. click for more

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@theMarket: Markets Break Out of 3-Month Trading...

While traders and computers trade on the headlines, I am more interested in looking underneath the hood to see if these gains are justified and can be sustained. So far, I'm betting they can. click for more

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1Berkshire Adds Senior Marketing Specialist

Nelson is working hand-in-hand with Lindsey Schmid, vice president of Tourism and Marketing for 1Berkshire, to continue to market the Berkshires as a great place to live, work and play. click for more

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Leaving Your Job? What Happens to Your 401(k)?

Of course, you wouldn't really forget about your 401(k). (It does happen, however – over the period from 2004 through 2013, more than 25 million people left at least one 401(k) or similar plan behind when they left their job, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.) But you will have to do something with your account.

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Proprietor's Lodge Gets Permanent Certificate of...

The Community Development Board gave city staff the go-ahead to award Proprietor's Lodge a permanent certificate of occupancy.

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Casella Waste Systems Acquires Assets from...

Republic Services changes its name Tuesday as it becomes part of Casella Waste Systems Inc.

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Hearing for Pot Cultivation on Pittsfield Peck's...

The Zoning Board of Appeals has continued a hearing in regard to a proposed outdoor marijuana cultivation operation on Peck's Road.

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@theMarket: The Summer of Financial Discontent

As we close out the summer, investors have had anything but a sleepy three months. The volatility caused by the Fed's actions, Donald Trump's tweets, Brexit, and tariff threats had markets gaining and losing billions — if not trillions — of dollars in assets on a weekly, and sometimes, daily basis.

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The Independent Investor: The Rising Costs of...

The expected costs of damage from hurricane winds and storm-related flooding is expected to total $54 billion this year.

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Marijuana Greenhouse Proposed in Clarksburg

Chad Cellana and Trenten Lynch of New England Regional Dispensaries (NERD) are proposing to build a pot production greenhouse and retail outlet at 28 Cross Road, within the marijuana overlay district approved at town meeting two years ago.

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Interested in Fixed Annuities? Beware of Common...

But you may be nervous about investing in annuities because of some negative things you have heard about them. How concerned should you be?

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New Owners of Chicks Bar & Grill Get License...

The Selectmen have approved the transfer of an all-alcohol license to the new owners of the former Chicks Bar and Grill.

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Southern Berkshire Chamber Names Business Persons...

The SBCC Nomination Committee received nominations in May from the business community and residents. After an extensive review by the Nomination Committee, they presented this year's nomination finalist to the SBCC board. Happ and Mankin received a unanimous vote.

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Be Alert for Opportunities When Preparing for...

But if you would like to send your kids (or grandkids) to college someday, you need to plan far ahead to meet the financial demands. And, as part of your planning, you also need to be on the lookout for all opportunities to help pay those sizable college bills.

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'EforAll' Touches Down in Berkshire County

A group of local, community, and business leaders introduced the Berkshire chapter of EforAll at co-working space Framework on North Street on Monday morning.

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Junior Achievement Recognizes Founder Murray Crane

A century ago, Sen. Winthrop Murray Crane joined with two other prominent business leaders to create an organization that would help prepare young people for careers in an industrialized society. Junior Achievement, now an international organization, has touched the lives of more than 100 million young people since it founding.

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Pittsfield Community Development Approves Two...

The Community Development Board approved two site plans Tuesday for marijuana cultivation establishments.

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New Williams Inn Opens on Spring Street

The $32 million, 64-room hotel at the bottom of Spring and Latham streets replaces the 100-room original hotel at Field Park that closed on July 31. The older inn, purchased by Williams College in 2014, was considered outdated and energy inefficient for an institution that's committed itself to sustainabilility.

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Youth Works Participants Honored in Pittsfield

The program is intended to provide coaching and mentorship to help young people take the first step in their careers. It has been ongoing in Pittsfield for 15 years, and for the last six Guardian Life Insurance has contributed.

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Biz Briefs: Jacob's Pillow Founder’s Property on...

The property, nestled on a hilltop overlooking 73 acres, provides opportunity for swimming, tennis and hiking.

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Pittsfield Native Returns Home to Join Smith,...

Specializing in tax, he offers clients extensive experience and insight related to complex individual tax compliance and strategy, financial and philanthropic planning, and trust and estate design.

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New Owners of Chick's in Adams Plan Reopening

The Selectmen's License Subcommittee reviewed an all-alcohol license transfer for the bar on Wednesday that would allow the new owners of 128 Colombia St. to re-establish the pub.


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