SWB/ Smart World Biz: MARKETS BATTLE BACK; DOTE – too cool for Amazon; Have a Piece of Pound Cake :)


TOP NEWS ASTIR

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

Parliament to get binding vote on final Brexit deal

READ


SWB ASIA

Trump-Duterte: US president hails ‘great relationship’

READ


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Fears for Lebanese economy if Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade

REUTERS


SWB AFRICA

Europe, Africa ministers agree to help migrants held in Libya

REUTERS


HEADLINES

WSJ

Mitch McConnell Says Roy Moore Should Leave Senate Race

READ


REUTERS

Trump urges lawmakers to end health mandate, cut top tax rate

READ


BLOOMBERG

GE Investors Aren’t Impressed by the New CEO’s Sweeping Revamp

READ


POLITICS

Senate GOP campaign chair: Moore should be expelled if elected

POLITICO


Trump nominating Azar as next HHS secretary

THE HILL 


GOP leaders bullish tax bill will pass the House this week

POLITICO


MARKETS

Dow Snaps Two-Day Losing Streak Even as GE Logs Worst Day Since 2009

The Dow was up 0.07%, the S&P 500 rose 0.10% and the Nasdaq gained 0.10%.

THE STREET


  • OIL

OPEC points to larger 2018 oil supply deficit as market tightens

CNBC


  • INVESTING

GE Cuts Its Dividend By 50% to $0.12

INVESTOPEDIA


SECTORS

  • TECH

Uber said it finally reached a deal with SoftBank

TECH INSIDER


  • REAL ESTATE

Not Sexy, But Investors Should Consider The Simplicity Of Self-Storage

FORBES


  • RETAIL

Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Google Invest In Pop-Up Stores for Holiday Selling Season

FORBES


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

After Being Told She Wasn’t ‘Entrepreneurial,’ This Woman’s Startup Is on Track to Hit $40 Million in Sales This Year

I was also quietly developing a company with my husband. It was called Brooklinen, and it would offer beautiful bedding at a decent price, direct to consumer. In 2014, a month after I lost my job, we launched the campaign on Kickstarter. It was a runaway success.

ENTREPRENEUR


STARTUP/OVER

Dote is a shopping app for brands that are too cool for Amazon.

DOTE  markets itself as “the mobile mall” where mostly younger female consumers can find brands that choose to stay off Amazon like Sephora, Brandy Melville, Urban Outfitters, and Ugg.


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

Don’t Rush It: 6 Steps to a Collected Style

“I don’t like anything to feel sterile,” says Andrew Cosbie. “Pared-down, clean lines, warmth, and patina” .

CLEVER/AD


FOOD

This Pound Cake Destroys My Self-Control

Pound Cake with Grand Marnier–Poached Apricots

RECIPE 


FASHION

Fashion Services and Subscriptions For Women

If your closet needs an update, but the idea of going on a scavenger hunt at malls and department stores makes you want to crawl under a rock, then you’ll definitely want to check out these fashion services and subscriptions.

FORBES


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

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TEXAS MONTHLY


Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

QUARTZ


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