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Abercrombie CEO Abruptly Retires as Sales Fall

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Michelle Chapman | Dec 10
Abercrombie & Fitch's longtime and embattled CEO Michael Jeffries has abruptly retired as the once-hip teen clothing chain struggles to regain its popularity.

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Gift Guide: Home Products Come with Connectivity

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 19
Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?

After 19 Years, Alfa Romeo is Back in US

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Dec 19
After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater.

2 More Former Sony Workers Sue Over Data Breach

LEGAL | By Anthony McCartney | Dec 19
Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their personal and financial information was stolen and posted online.

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Falls to 3.80 Percent

FINANCE | Dec 19
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year. The rates' historically low levels could be a boon to potential homebuyers.

'Serial' Podcast Airs Season 1 Finale

LEGAL | Dec 19
"Serial," the wildly popular podcast averaging more than a million downloads an episode, has posted the finale to its first season.

3 Tips to Help Use Remaining Health Account Funds

LEGAL | By Tom Murphy | Dec 18
Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to spend the remaining balance.

Skype to Offer Translations

CORPORATE | Dec 18
Skype is getting a translator. For the first time, people who speak different languages will have their conversations translated in real time through the online-calling service. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with the details.

Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

LEGAL | By Joan Lowy | Dec 18
The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which faces complaints that regulators bungled two high-profile recalls involving faulty ignition switches and exploding air bags.

Study: Shared Parenting After Separation Benefits Children

LEGAL | By EDGE | Dec 18
After decades of child development research, this year, three different groups of experts reached the same sweeping conclusion: shared parenting after parental separation or divorce has substantial positive effects on the development of children.

Secretive Groups Poured $25 M Into State Elections

FINANCE | By Philip Elliott | Dec 17
The Center for Public Integrity analysis also showed that the secretive outside groups were quite successful, exceeding the victory rates of groups that disclose their donors.

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