SWB today: Biz of Fashion Friday- 32 great work outfits

 THE SERIOUS & fUN SIDE OF BUSINESS

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FEATURE: BIZ OF FASHION FRIDAY

 


 8 MARCH, 2016  FRIDAY

 


NOTEWORTY


Pfizer formally abandons $160bn Allergan deal

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Read more from Guardian


Starbucks building its biggest store ever: ‘The Willy Wonka of coffee’

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Read more from CNN Money


THE SERIOUS SIDE


STOCK MARKET CLOSE

BOND MARKET CLOSE
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3-month 0.2365% +0.0035
6-month 0.3479% –0.0071
2-year 0.70% –0.0403
5-year 1.14% –0.0532
10-year 1.70% –0.0572
30-year 2.52% –0.0629

MARKET COMMENTARY

Stocks Sell Off as First-Quarter Earnings Come Into Focus

Wall Street gave back Wednesday’s rally and then some on Thursday as investors grew nervous about the impending first-quarter earnings season.

The S&P 500 was down 1.2%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.0%, and the Nasdaq slid 1.5%. The S&P 500 had jumped more than 1% on Wednesday on a dovish Federal Reserve and massive surge in crude prices.

On Thursday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil closed 1.3% lower at $37.26 a barrel.

Read more from The Street


STOCKS IN THE NEWS

The energy sector was the worst performer Thursday. Major oilers Exxon Mobil (XOMGet Report) , PetroChina (PTRGet Report) , Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.AGet Report) and Total (TOTGet Report) were lower, while the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 1.1%.

Tesla (TSLA) fell 2.9% even after announcing it had reached 325,000 in pre-orders for its latest vehicle, the Model 3. The vehicle reservations amount to $14 billion in implied future sales. Tesla unveiled the new alternative-energy automobile last week.

Yahoo! (YHOO) fell 2.5% after estimating that 2016 revenue could drop by around 15%, Re/code reported. Earnings could fall to $750 million in 2016 from $1 billion in 2015.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) added 2.6% after securing a commitment from loan holders to change the terms of its debt. The embattled drugmaker enjoyed its best two days of trading on Tuesday and Wednesday in 20 years after Bill Ackman of Pershing Square reaffirmed his confidence in the company’s recovery.

Read more from The Street


HEADLINE BUZZ

Wall Street Journal

7-Eleven CEO Resigns as Loeb’s Hedge Fund Prevails in Japan Boardroom Fight


New York Times

China Stanches Flow of Money Out of the Country, Data Suggests


Bloomberg Business

Strong Dollar Trend Almost at an End, Pimco’s Kressin Says


International Business Times

US Job Market Firming Despite Anemic Economic Growth


The Guardian

David Cameron admits he profited from father’s offshore fund


The Telegraph 

David Cameron admits he had stake in his father’s offshore trust


INVESTING EDUCATION

Special Report: Mutual Funds & ETFs

It’s a simple question that has no simple answer: “What’s best for your portfolio: ETFs or mutual funds?” Over the next 13 weeks, Investopedia will teach you about the products, starting from the perspective of a beginner investor and then shifting to how they’re being used by financial advisors. Finally, we’ll take you through some of the finer points and offer tips and tools on how to make the best choice.

Coming Up Next Week:How ETFs Fit Into Your Portfolio

Read more from Investopedia


THE fUN SIDE 


LEARN

Harvard, Stanford, and 20 other colleges that are worth the money

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The top schools for college return on investment (not taking into account financial aid) this year are the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvey Mudd College. 

Read more from BI


BETTING ON WEATHER

How This CEO Made a Billion-Dollar Business Betting on The Weather

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In just seven years, CEO David Friedman has created a billion business all of which started by watching the rain.

As it turned out, based on their investigations, around 70 percent of business have finances that are impacted by the weather, that’s almost $4 trillion of the US GDP.

In 2006 WeatherBill rebranded itself as the Climate Corporation with the mission “To help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change”. In 2013 Climate Corporation was bought by Monsanto for $930m.

Read more from INC.


THINK MORE, WORK LESS

 Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week Just Thinking

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Warren Buffett, the CEO of the fourth largest company in the country, isn’t as busy as you are. By his own estimate, he has spent 80% of his career reading and thinking.

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, for instance, makes his executives spend 10% of their day, or four hours per week, just thinking. Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, schedules 2 hours of uninterrupted thinking time per day. Jack Dorsey is a serial wanderer. Bill Gates is famous for taking a week off twice a year just to reflect deeply without interruption.

Read more from INC.


PARKING JUST GOT EASIER

Luxe, a startup that valet parks your car when you can’t find a spot, just raised $50 million from Hertz

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Luxe works as a valet on-demand. In a way similar to Uber, you tap on an app when you need your car parked, and it tracks you as you arrive at your destination, whether it’s at a restaurant for dinner or at your office for the day.

Read more from BI


WHEN IDEAS COME FROM BOOKS

London fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu on his love of books

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When we meet Erdem Moralioglu in London, two weeks before his Autumn-Winter 2016 runway show, he’s in good spirits. Thumbing through books on theater design, haute couture, and Picasso in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s National Art Library in London, he seems at ease.

Read the interview from CNN Style


FEATURE: BIZ OF FASHION FRIDAY 


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Why should you feel the need to put on a uniform 5 days out of 7, unless of course you have to as part of your job, or you really actually don’t care about fashion and style. But then again, you’re reading a fashion blog, so I’m presuming this isn’t you right?

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Wearing: KITX top, Theory pants, Nicholas Kirkwood flats

What I now look for in my workwear are classics with unique detailing. A shirt like the one from Dondup for example, a classic pinstripe but then with a subtle split back as well as a unique button fixture on the front that means you can wear it in multiple ways. Or this effortless black top from KITX that is both playing on the bare shoulder trend while still keeping it office friendly.

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32 outfit ideas to make you excited about going back to the office

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The 30 best sunglasses under £200

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Read and order from The Telegraph


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


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