SWB/ Smart World Biz: SMALL GAINS IN MARKETS; Feud at the CFPB; A Royal Engagement


TOP NEWS ASTIR

CFPB in chaos as chief refuses to step aside for Trump’s man


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

WTO chief says he’s been consistent on Brexit: it’ll be a bumpy road

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

Mount Agung: Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

BBC


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Syria war: Russia denies bombing civilians in Deir al-Zour village

BBC


SWB AFRICA

Zimbabwe officially declares Mugabe national holiday

BBC


HEADLINES

WSJ

Two Camps Assert They Each Have Control Over CFPB

READ


REUTERS

Trump, Senate Republicans prepare for showdown over tax cuts

READ


BLOOMBERG

A ‘Completely Flat’ Yield Curve and Record-Low Yields Lie Ahead in 2018

READ


POLITICS

Franken on groping allegations: ‘This will not happen again’

THE HILL

Confusion and chaos engulf consumer agency

POLITICO


MARKETS

Dow Finishes With Small Gains; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Decline

The Dow rose 22 points and ended just 10 points from an all-time closing high set on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The S&P 500 was down 1 point — any gain would have put the index at a new closing record. The Nasdaq dipped 10 points.

THE STREET


  • OIL

West Texas Intermediate crude was down 1.4% to $58.11 a barrel on Monday.

THE STREET 


  • INVESTING

2018 May Be Another Record for U.S. Stocks

INVESTOPEDIA


SECTORS

  • TECH

Uber has reportedly been banned in Israel

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

Nobody Is Buying Apartments in Trump Tower

T&C


  • RETAIL

E-Commerce Is Affecting Brick And Mortar Retail, But Not In The Way You Think

FORBES


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

How Two Entrepreneurs Turned an Idea Into a Blooming Floral Business

If you are buying someone flowers for a special occasion or picking a bouquet to brighten up your home or office, the entrepreneurs behind Bloom2Bloom want you to know where your flowers are coming from and who grew them.  Each artisan bouquet is made directly on the farm and hand picked 24-48 hours before it is shipped.

ENTREPRENEUR


STARTUP/OVER

This Visualization Technique Helped Me Build A $100M Business

 Your vision could be anything; if you believe in it and follow it relentlessly, you’ll be successful. Maybe you want to help people in developing countries, like the founders of ME to WE.

 

How To Create A Painted Picture

Making your own Painted Picture is simple. The three steps are retreat, visualize, and ask…

Read the article from INC 


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

8 Creative Minibar Ideas for Your Home

Transform a Closet

If you’re a true cocktail aficionado, you may want more than just a small cart to serve up drinks. Take over a closet and retrofit it to store all the essentials in one impressive display.

CLEVER/AD


FASHION

The Updated Guide On How To Wear A Beret

Dress down a classic black beret with an oversized sweater for the perfect effortlessly chic look.

Dorfman Pacific beret, $95, nordstrom.com.

HARPER BAZAAR


HERITAGE

Five Differences Between the Two Royal Engagement Photocalls

While Kate and William chose to hold their photocall inside a grand room of St James’ Palace, Harry and Meghan opted for something a little more low key – in the gardens of Kensington Palace, the place all four royals now call home.

T&C


  COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks 

VODKA GIMLET

12 oz Vodka 12 oz  Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 12 oz Simple syrup

edgy conversations


‘Homed’ project could house New York’s homeless in clustered, honeycomb-like pods


Waste, Fraud And Abuse On The Senate Floor

FORBES


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