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IRS Head Says Budget Cuts Could Delay Tax Refunds

BUSINESS | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Dec 22
Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said.

Online Pricing Stumps Holiday Shoppers

STYLE | Dec 22
Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

1st Drone in Nevada Test Program Crashes in Demo

TECHNOLOGY | By Ken Ritter | Dec 22
An aerial drone testing program got off to a bumpy start Friday in Nevada, when the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without direct Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony at a remote site.

Detroit: Motown, Coney Dogs and Art

TRAVEL | By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 22
Sure, you'll have to meander through blocks of abandoned houses and lots, but look beyond and discover a city on the brink of a new generation. And grab a Coney dog while you're at it.

Gift Guide: Strong Photo, Video Gear Options

BUSINESS | By Ron Harris | Dec 22
What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.

'Hobbit' Goes Out On Top With $90.6 Million 5-Day Debut

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 21
While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.

Chinese Activists Hope Victory Signal End to Gay Conversion

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 21
In the first ruling of its kind in China, a Beijing court said on Friday that a psychiatric counseling center was in the wrong when it attempted to cure a 30-year-old man of homosexuality with a mix of hypnosis and electric shocks.

Dig These Discs :: Nicki Minaj, K. Michelle, Charli XCX, 5 Seconds Of Summer

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 21
Baby, it's cold outside; but it's gonna get hot at the club! 5 Seconds of Summer drop their debut, Charlie XCX and K. Michelle drop their second albums, and Nicki Minaj lays down number three.

Travel Off the Beaten Path :: Weird Museums

ENTERTAINMENT | By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Dec 21
Here are some suggestions from among dozens of unusual museums across the nation, from a funeral museum to an attraction devoted to wet wipes, of all things. They're all worth a stop.

Cool Gadgets for Work and Play!

TECHNOLOGY | By Mike Halterman | Dec 21
Want to access your favorite apps and utilize a GPS system at the same time? There's a hand-held device for that. But how do you charge it? There's a solar-powered charger for that...and that's just a few of the fun gadgets profiled here!


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Unbroken

By Frank J. Avella | Dec 21
Borrowing from Oliver Stone's unrelenting fearlessness and Clint Eastwood's intelligent, straightforward storytelling (she worked with both on "Alexander" and "Changeling," respectively), Jolie proves, beyond a doubt, she's a talented filmmaker.


Business

Credit Card Information Stolen from Staples Customers

Dec 22
Staples, the nation's largest office-supply retailer, is investigating the breach that took place earlier this year. Michael Regal, editor at large for Bloomberg News, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the cyber attack.


Technology

Storms Could Slow Down Christmas Travel

Dec 22
Millions of people will be on the road this week, and some storms are possible. Meteorologist Ed Curran of CBS Station WBBM TV in Chicago has his eye on it.


Finance

Average US 30-Year Loan Rate Falls to 3.80 Percent

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.


Cars

Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

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.


Style

Pampered Pets That Don Duds Move to the Mainstream

By Sue Manning | Dec 20
Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream as animal lovers look to further pamper their pets.


Health/Fitness

Is Yoga Good for Your Heart?

Dec 18
Research now compares the benefits of yoga to aerobic workouts. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the new findings.


Travel

Rich Fun on A Low Budget: South Beach Side Streets

By Jennifer Kay | Dec 20
New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November.