From the Wires

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.

Study suggests killing wolves produces more livestock attacks

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A Washington State University study found that with each wolf killed, there was a 5 percent uptick in attacks on cattle and sheep.

North Korea a suspect in Sony hack

BLOOMBERG: A devastatingly thorough cyberattack on the media giant is leaving experts wondering who is responsible.

Chocolate-maker to phase out corn syrup

DAILY MAIL: Hershey's currently uses a sugar and high-fructose corn syrup mix, but would like to replace or remove the unpopular-with-consumers artificial sweetener.

U.S. jobs market bucks global trend by steadily increasing in November

REUTERS: While employment numbers are on the up and up, the average level of compensation continues to drop.

European banks expect rough times ahead

BLOOMBERG: Several large banks lack the capital to avoid similar financial strife as was the case in 2008.

Amazon says it will use 15k robots to help during holidays

CS MONITOR: The move is expected to help with efficiency during the franticly busy buying season. 

Intel hardware to be a part of Google Glass

WSJ: Google is reportedly picking the Silicon Forest company's microprocessors to power the wearable gadget.

SCOTUS mulls whether Facebook threats are protected by First Amendment

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Court will determine whether angry online rants are free speech.