SWB/ Smart World Biz: MARKETS DOWN/OIL FALLS; Tried and True Turkey; Start Thinking Christmas Decor


TOP NEWS ASTIR

Tanks in the streets and long lines to withdraw money — here’s what Zimbabwe looks like under military control


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

Britain’s May weathers new challenges on Brexit plan, more to come

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

Tillerson Calls for Independent Probe Into Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

WSJ


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

REUTERS


SWB AFRICA

Eyes on the ‘Crocodile’ as Zimbabwe military sweeps to power

REUTERS


HEADLINES

WSJ

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Senate Tax Package

READ


REUTERS

U.S. Justice Dept eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe

READ


BLOOMBERG

The ‘Big Five’ Could Destroy the Tech Ecosystem

READ


POLITICS

New Senate tax plan hands ammunition to Democrats

POLITICO

Republican poll: Moore 12 points behind Democrat Jones

THE HILL 


MARKETS

Stocks Burrow Into the Red as Oil Prices Fall, Tax Reform Called Into Question

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 134 points, or 0.57%. The S&P 500 Index declined 14 points, or 0.55%, while the Nasdaq tumbled 32 points, or 0.47%.

THE STREET


  • OIL

A lightning fast rally in oil prices is reversing. Here’s why

CNBC


  • INVESTING

Why GM Could Slide 10% After Bull Run

INVESTOPEDIA


SECTORS

  • TECH

A Sequoia Capital partner explains why he’s not scared of blockchain startups and how it’s changing the VC business

BI


  • REAL ESTATE

Data Quality And The Real Estate Customer Experience

FORBES


  • RETAIL

Move Over McDonald’s, The Future Of Fast Food Is Vegan

FORBES


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


STARTUP/OVER

How This Small Retailer Wins the Holidays By Completely Transforming Itself Every Year

Roughly a third of Sea Bags‘ e-commerce revenue is generated during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That is also peak time for its hundreds of wholesale accounts and 12 company stores.

INC


NON PROFIT/SOCIAL GOOD

Rothy’s is the new status shoe for an eco-friendly generation.

What it is: Rothy’s are womens flats made from recycled plastic water bottles. The subtle shoes have earned a following from Vogue fashion editors and venture capitalists for their sleek but simple style and eco-friendly cred.

BI


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR – CHRISTMAS

One of the first things that strikes you about the chic decorations in the designer Francis Sultana’s drawing room is the familiarity of the textured gold plinth on which the tree has been balanced. ‘It’s actually a table by Fredrikson Stallard,’ he says. ‘I just covered it with cellophane and padded the base of the tree with moss.

H&G UK


FOOD

The Operators Standing by to Save Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Grab the recipe for the most classic, tried-and-true turkey here.

The caller on the end of the line had a problem.  She had just moved and was concerned about baking at her new elevation. After all, high-altitude baking can stump even the most seasoned of bakers.

BON APPETIT


FASHION/CULTURE

How Lady Bird Nailed Early-Aughts Teen Style

“I thought Lady Bird was kind of a Chloë Sevigny character, an independent,” says Napier. “If you’re an independent thinker, you can be mixing [the style of] all kinds of eras. She could put on something from the ’50s, ’40s, or the ’80s. She’s discovering her own identity.”  The New York Times’s A. O. Scott called Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut “perfect”.

VOGUE


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF MAKING A MANHATTAN

READ


The Plaza Hotel’s offering a very pricey ‘Home Alone 2’ experience

MASHABLE


Bose ‘Sleepbuds’ Want to Help You Snooze

ENTREPRENEUR


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