FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, New York environmental conservation commissioner Joseph Martens, right, explains the department's findings on hydraulic fracturing during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.
In my last column before Christmas, I traditionally have liked to bring some good cheer. As you may recall, there have been some years when this has been a herculean task.
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NEW YORK - Less than a week before Christmas, office supply retailer Staples warned that cybercriminals stole personal data from 1.2 million customers' credit cards.
Extending biggest gains for a third session on Friday, the US stocks closed the wild week with a rally that was fuelled by high expectations for the monetary policy to remain easy among major central banks for the anticipated future.