From the Wires

Group buys PetSmart for $8.3B

BLOOMBERG: The country's largest pet-supply chain was sold for $83 a share to BC Partners.

Oil prices could continue to plummet

BLOOMBERG: Energy forecasters expect the price to continue to fall as demand drops.

Embattled SeaWorld CEO resigns

ORLANDO SENTINEL: Jim Atchison and several employees are losing their jobs after sustained down period for the company brought on by the documentary Blackfish.

RadioShack's struggles continue

BLOOMBERG: The electronic store chain posted its 11th-straight quarterly loss, which was even worse than projections.

Unemployment claims continue to drop

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The number trends indicate strong job security ahead of the holidays.

Costco's profits surge

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The warehouse club giant's shares hit record highs Wednesday morning.

California sues Uber over driver background check claims

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Los Angeles' district attorney alleges company "continues to misrepresent and exaggerate background checks on drivers."

Amazon adding 'Make An Offer' option

USA TODAY: The giant cyberstore is opening up some products for haggling.

Embattled Abercrombie & Fitch CEO retires amid company struggles

FORBES: Shares increased 6.8 percent in the wake of the announcement that Mike Jeffries is stepping down.

McDonald's sales continue to drop

REUTERS: The fast-food giant now finds itself in a dubious six-month streak of declines.

Washington D.C. Council passes bill limiting pot-testing employers

Prospective employees would not have to submit a drug test until after receiving a job offer under the legislation.

Starbucks CEO aims to create a 'Willy Wonka of coffee' experience

CNN: Opening this weekend in Seattle, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room will be "beyond any coffee experience, or retail experience, anywhere in the world," Howard Schultz told CNN.

Amazon to sell diapers to Prime members

TIME: The online-shopping giant is trying its hand at baby products available exclusively to members of its subscription service.