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The Independent Investor: An Economic Game Plan

Now that Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank have fired the first salvo of relief spending, investors are wondering how long the trillions of dollars in aid will take to actually do something to alleviate some of the losses to the economy. click for more

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1Berkshire Providing Resource Links, Updates for...

The team at 1Berkshire is continuing to monitor developments and official guidance, and curate informational resources to share with the business community. click for more

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Know the Four Uses of Cash

But just how much cash do you need? And in what form? click for more

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The Independent Investor: An Old Dog Learns New...

But as I am in day four of this self-imposed isolation, I am learning that, at least for me, my work habits are going to need an overhaul. click for more

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Small-Business Loans Available to Affected...

The state's providing financial relief to small businesses affect by COVID-19 with the creation of a $10 million loan fund. click for more

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Its Not Easy, But Look Past the Market Selloff

For one thing, try to avoid what many others seem to be doing: panicking. The market selloff may feel unsettling, but it appears to be driven as much, or more, by fear and panic than by economic or financial reality. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Chances of a 2020...

The one-two punch of a worldwide pandemic, plus the sudden sharp decline in energy prices have increased the odds that the U.S. economy could fall into a recession as early as this year. click for more

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How Much Will Market Volatility Really Affect You?

But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more positive approaches to this situation. click for more

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Williamstown Businesses Likely to Take Hit with...

Local business owners were concerned but not panicking Wednesday on news that Williams College will be closing its campus for classes after Friday and moving to a remote learning model for the rest of the semester in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus. click for more

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@theMarket: The COVID Crash of 2020

You might assume that all this selling is based on the fear that the United States will soon see thousands of new cases of the virus, while deaths skyrocket, and multiple cities become quarantined, but you would be wrong. It is not that nightmare that keeps traders trading all night, but the potential impact on the economy if even a mild outbreak occurs.

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Don't Let Coronavirus Infect Your Investment...

As you know, the coronavirus has become a major health concern, not just in China, but in other parts of the world, too and it's also shaken up the financial markets. As an individual investor, how concerned should you be?

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The Independent Investor: The Biden Bounce

Super Tuesday surprised many investors. As the smoke cleared and the results came dribbling in, it became apparent that Joe Biden had risen from the dead. Wall Street celebrated by gaining over 4 percent in one day.

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Adams Board of Health Says It Controls Tobacco...

The board had no real update Wednesday on its proposal to limit the number of tobacco purveyors but after some pushback from Selectman James Bush, Vice Chairman David Rhoads said members are willing to negotiate but the decision is theirs.

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Pittsfield Committee Approves Brewery Funding

The committee unanimously agreed Monday to pull $150,000 from the GE Fund to help the proposed 41 North Tap Room purchase brewing equipment.

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@theMarket: Pandemic Fears Decimate Markets

The COVID Crash of 2020 crushed the world's stock markets this week. The average decline in the United States topped 14 percent. How much further will they fall and, more importantly, what should you do about it?

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Berkshire Innovation Center Symbolizes 'Bright,...

More than a decade in the making from concept to opening, the $13.7 million hub for technology, training and entrepreneurship was packed on Friday morning with business and community leaders, and state and local officials past and present who have helped shepherd the project over the years.

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The Independent Investor: Can America Afford...

Last week, I focused on the promises Donald Trump has made and his track record on fulfilling them. He gets at least a "B," although things like his infrastructure projects and restoring manufacturing were big failures.

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Avoid These Estate Planning Mistakes

But you probably also want to leave something behind to your loved ones and, possibly, to the charitable organizations you support.

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Brewery Planned For Downtown Pittsfield

The council on Tuesday referred an allocation of funds from the Economic Development Fund and a tax increment financing agreement to benefit the development of a brewery and tap room at 41 North St.

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Barcelona Tapas & Bar to Begin Renovation of...

After some months of discussion, the Licensing Board approved an alteration of premise on Monday, allowing the owner to begin interior renovations on the former Johnny's Beach Club at 87 Wahconah St.

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Pittsfield Awarded $95,000 to Support Workforce...

Launched by the Baker-Polito administration in 2015, Urban Agenda program grants are competitive one-year grants that offer flexible funding for local partnerships to implement programming and projects that are based on creative collaborative work models with the goal of urban communities achieving economic progress.

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Pittsfield ZBA Approves Marijuana Cultivator &...

After some discussion Wednesday over odor and parking concerns, the ZBA approved the request with the needed supermajority vote.

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Pittsfield Approves Industrial Park Pot...

The Community Development Board approved a site plan from Berkshire Kind, which plans to cultivate marijuana in the William Stanley Business Park.

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@theMarket: Corvid-19 Impact Coming Home to Roost

Now that the Corvid-19 virus has been spreading out through the world for more than three weeks, some companies are beginning to get a handle on at least some of the damage that will incur to their businesses as the virus persists.

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Pittsfield Finance Committee Approves Johns...

The Finance Subcommittee approved a tax increment financing agreement with Johns Building Supply.

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The Independent Investor: Can Politicians'...

Whether you agree with Donald Trump's policies or not, he has been steadfast in following his own agenda.

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Pittsfield Planners Say No To Eliminating Pot...

The board reached the compromise amendment Tuesday that would allow outdoor marijuana cultivation in residential districts as long as they are 500 feet away from homes.

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Pittsfield Unveils Business Website

Business development consultant Roger Matus, who helped build the website, said the goal was to build a tool that was available 24 hours a day and seven days a week that provides tools and contacts.

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Biz Briefs: Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Hosts...

The goal of Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week is to highlight the numerous and diverse dining options of downtown Pittsfield and to help boost business during what is typically a slower time of the year for restaurants


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