SWB/ Smart World Biz: BITCOIN; North Korea; Matt Lauer; Bombshells All Around


TOP NEWS ASTIR

U.S. warns North Korean leadership will be ‘utterly destroyed’ in case of war


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

Britain nears deal with EU in Irish border Brexit talks: The Times

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

North Korea says tests most advanced missile yet; U.S. mainland in range

REUTERS


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Egypt mosque attack: Sisi gives military three months to secure Sinai

BBC


SWB AFRICA

Nigeria’s Buhari vows to fly home stranded migrants

BBC


HEADLINES

WSJ

BuzzFeed Plans Job Cuts, Business Reorganization After Revenue Miss

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REUTERS

NBC News fires ‘Today’ co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

REUTERS

U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor fired over claim of improper behavior

REUTERS


BLOOMBERG

These Are the Signs That Stocks Are Starting to Turn Really Bullish on Tax Reform

BLOOMBERG


POLITICS

Senate GOP votes to begin debate on tax bill

THE HILL

GOP looks to jam Democrats in shutdown fight

POLITICO


MARKETS

Nasdaq Posts Worst Losses in Three Months Despite Dow’s Record High

The index fell 88 points, or 1.27%, in its worst day since Aug. 17. Financial stocks, meanwhile, pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 104 points, or .43%, to another record. The S&P 500 was caught in the middle, falling by just 1 point, or 0.01%.

THE STREET


  • OIL

OPEC, Russia head for oil cut extension but wary of overheating market

REUTERS


  • INVESTING

Bitcoin Crosses $10,000, Then Quickly Tops $11,000

WSJ


SECTORS

  • TECH

GM just gave the first public ride in its self-driving cars — a herky-jerky trip, but a ‘big moment’ for the company

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

California Dominates 2017 List Of America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes

FORBES


  • RETAIL

The Echo Dot came out on top as the best-selling Amazon product from Cyber Monday 2017

BI


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

Stitch Fix Stock Surge Puts CEO Katrina Lake Among America’s Richest Self-Made Women

As of Tuesday’s close, Lake’s 16.6% ownership of Stitch Fix— which blends data science and human insight to match shoppers with clothes and accessories — was worth just over $330 million.

FORBES


NON PROFIT/SOCIAL GOOD

How WhatsApp And 65 Syrian Women Are Saving Aleppo’s Famous Soap

“I give laurel soap to my neighbors, and they are amazed. They tell me: There is nothing like this in all of Turkey,” she says, to remind me that Aleppo’s laurel soap is magic.

FORBES


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

Here’s How to Live with Bare Floors – 7 other ways to make a room cozy

In fashion designer Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment, perfectly gray-washed wood parquet is topped with black and white accents—and lots of warm neutrals, too, which warm up the super subtle finish on the floors.

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SPORTING

Just in: Ralph Lauren reveals Team USA kits for Olympic Closing Ceremony

The Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA collection will be available on ralphlauren.com and teamusashop.com from December 2017. In the meantime, discover Ralph Lauren’s September 2017 collection

BURO 247


ART & CULTURE

Cafe du Monde and 230 Fifth Are the Most-Instagrammed Restaurants in the U.S.

Ironically, the most-photographed “restaurant” is actually a rooftop bar: the sprawling 230 Fifth in New York City, which is located 21 floors up and offers spectacular views of Manhattan including the iconic Empire State Building.

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 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations


HOLIDAY COCKTAILS

CHAMBORD KIR ROYALE

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Glass:

Why Matt Lauer’s Firing Feels Different

POLITICO


Ex-Muslims: They left Islam and now tour the US to talk about it

BBC


A Woman Tried To Sting The Washington Post With A False Roy Moore Accusation, And The Paper Turned The Tables


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