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By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the… Read more

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Artist Rendering of Wynn Everett (Image Courtesy: Wynn Resorts) BOSTON (WGGB/AP) — Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday afternoon to award… Read more

CHICOPEE — The MBA Program at Elms College is offering an advanced graduate-studies certificate program in forensic accounting to prepare accounting professionals, auditors, and law-enforcement personnel who may support litigation teams on… Read more

HOLYOKE — The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter and Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) have announced that Megan Mayo has been named the 2014 Nurse of the Year by the March of Dimes in the category of Labor and Delivery. This is the second… Read more

HOLYOKE — Ross Insurance Agency has tapped Steve Corbin, a 14-year veteran of the health-insurance industry, to head up its Employee Benefits Division. He spent the last seven years as an account executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield of… Read more

HOLYOKE — The Hunting for a Cure 5K Run/Walk, to benefit the fight against Huntington’s disease, will take place at the Holyoke Lodge of Elks on Saturday, Oct. 18. The course stretches 3.1 miles around Ashley Reservoir. The event begins… Read more

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ATLANTA (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Supermarket chains are launching a television ad to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question to expand Massachusetts’ bottle deposit law. The ballot question would change the current nickel deposit to include bottled… Read more

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims… Read more

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(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to… Read more

NORTHAMPTON — The Healthcare News has announced the next installment of Food for Thought, a monthly lecture series designed to inform, enlighten, and entertain. The next Food for Thought event will take place on Friday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 8… Read more

EAST LONGMEADOW — Wingate at East Longmeadow, a skilled-nursing and rehabilitation center, has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through… Read more

NORTHAMPTON — Royal LLP, the woman-owned, boutique, management-side labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.royalllp.com, boasting a fresh look and user-friendly navigation, and updated with… Read more

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will present “What Everyone Should Know Before Buying a Hearing Aid” on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fran Como Conference Room of the main hospital. The purchase of a hearing aid can… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — The Western Mass. Business Expo continues to add to its extensive roster of speakers and events. The fourth annual event will be held on Oct. 29 at the MassMutual Center. Gov. Deval Patrick will be the speaker at the ACCGS… Read more