Happy Thursday. Only 364 shopping days until Christmas; remember to order now to ensure your packages get delivered on time.
Not everybody is a winner at Christmastime. These seven retailers got hammered. (Forbes)
It only seems like a huge month for stocks. December 2013 actually is underperforming on a historical basis. (StockTwits)
Hate on, bitcoin and its cryptocurrency brethren all you want, but don't ignore them. (Fortune)
And, finally ... McDonald's has taken action following blowback over its employee resources website, which advised workers that the food they are serving is not necessarily a great dietary choice. CNBC.com's Katie Little explains.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.