Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usWed, 30 Jul 2014 06:55:29 EDTWed, 30 Jul 2014 06:55:29 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStudy: 35 percent in US facing debt collectorshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574499.htmlWASHINGTON - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTUBS' profits rise, probed over trading systemhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574500.htmlGENEVA - Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of financial companies being investigated over alternative...Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTUS bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas porthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574501.htmlFORT WORTH, Texas - The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq's fragile central government. A U.S. District Court judge ordered a U.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTAnalysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Qhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574502.htmlNEW YORK - Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesda.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTDollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollarhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574445.htmlNEW YORK - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT