SWB/ Smart World Biz: MARKETS SOAR 255 PTS; North Korea Missile; Pregnantish Start up;


TOP NEWS ASTIR

North Korea fires new ballistic missile, South Korea says


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

German pro-refugee mayor Andreas Hollstein stabbed

 BBC


SWB ASIA

North Korea fires unidentified ballistic missile: U.S. officials

READ


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Syria war: Government ‘agrees to Eastern Ghouta truce’

BBC


SWB AFRICA

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa offers amnesty for funds stashed abroad

BBC


HEADLINES

WSJ

North Korea Test-Fires Highest Missile Yet After Two-Month Hiatus

READ


REUTERS

Senate tax drama intensifies; Democrats pull out of Trump meeting

READ


BLOOMBERG

Here’s What Incoming Fed Chief Powell Thinks of the U.S. Job Market

READ


POLITICS

Court sides with Trump in consumer agency fight

THE HILL

Ryan, McConnell: Dems’ ‘antics’ put government operations at risk

THE HILL

Allegations against Conyers test Democrats as third accuser comes forward

POLITICO


MARKETS

Wall Street Reaches Records on GOP Tax Progress

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose almost 256 points to 23,836.71 on Tuesday, surpassing the previous record close set on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The S&P 500 added nearly  26 points to 2,627.04 and the Nasdaq increased just over 33 points to 6912.36, both beating records set on Friday, Nov. 24.

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil Prices Chase $60 After a Year of Surging Demand

WSJ


  • INVESTING

U.S. Cyber Monday Sales Jump 17 Pct, on Pace for Record

READ


SECTORS

  • TECH

Ex-Uber staffer says in bombshell letter that the company had a unit dedicated to stealing trade secrets

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

WeWork reportedly expanding into retail

READ


  • RETAIL

Whole Foods’ Sales Are Booming, Is This Bad News For Target and Wal-Mart?

FORBES


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

How This Founder Created A Company To Help Women Navigate Their Careers

 In 2013, McGoodwin launched Career Contessa, a company that gives women access to tools, advice, jobs and even mentors and people to meet for their own series of informational interviews.

FORBES


STARTUP/OVER

How This Pregnantish Entrepreneur Turned Her Fertility Issues Into A First-To-Market Business

Her new content platform and community Pregnantish is dedicated to educating, supporting, and connecting people navigating fertility and infertility issues. It’s the first business of its kind in an industry that’s expected to be worth more than $21 billion by 2020. One cycle of in vitro fertilization alone costs $12,000 to $15,000.

FORBES


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

HOW TO CHOOSE DECORATIVE MOULDINGS & ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

‘WEDDING CAKE’ STUCCO

Elaborate ‘wedding cake’ stucco work with a chevron pattern creates a striking effect in this hall. The plasterwork was designed in the Twenties, but something similar could be created by ornamental plasterwork specialists Hayles and Howe.

H&G UK


FOOD

15 Recipes That Hit the Post-Holiday Reset Button

Navy Bean and Escarole Stew with Feta and Olives

BON APPETIT


HOLIDAY

25 Holiday Travel Gift Ideas for the Jet-Setter

First Class presents for the frequent flyer on your list.

T&C


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

The Best Whiskey Decanters for Your Bar

T&C


Unsealing of Christ’s Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC


 

Can I Be a Self-Sufficient, #Empowered Woman and Still Enjoy It When a Guy Picks Up the Check?

VOGUE


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