Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:37:53 EDTSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:37:53 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssSales for holiday shopping season come down to the wirehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/580859.htmlNEW YORK - Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTFDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatmenthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/580860.htmlTRENTON, N.J. - Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTStaples: Customer data exposed in breachhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/580861.htmlPORTLAND, Ore. - Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTEPA sets first national standard for coal wastehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/580862.htmlWASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTUS says traffic deaths fell 3 percent in 2013http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/580863.htmlDETROIT - Driving is getting safer. The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped about 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT