SWB/ Smart World Biz: AT&T LAWSUIT; The World’s Most Instagrammable Interior; NYC Holiday Windows


TOP NEWS ASTIR

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Challenging AT&T-Time Warner Deal


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

DUP says Northern Ireland will leave EU on same terms as rest of UK

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

Angels or demons? Politics in the air as Victoria’s Secret show hits China

REUTERS


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

U.S. sanctions individuals, entities for Iran-linked counterfeiting

REUTERS


SWB AFRICA

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

BBC


HEADLINES

WSJ

FCC to Outline Plan to Roll Back Net-Neutrality Rules

READ


REUTERS

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions

READ


BLOOMBERG

AT&T to Face U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Over Time Warner

READ


POLITICS

Progressive groups call on Franken to resign amid groping allegations

THE HILL

Manafort case may point to strategy against Flynn

POLITICO


MARKETS

Wall Street Finishes in the Green After Two Weeks of Losses

The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 72 points, or 0.31%, the S&P 500 rose 3 points, or 0.13%, and the Nasdaq increased 8 points, or 0.12%.

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil eases as traders, investors grow edgy ahead of OPEC

CNBC


  • INVESTING

Why Amazon’s Biggest Threat May Be Wal-Mart

INVESTOPEDIA


SECTORS

  • TECH

Uber plans to purchase 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo in a potential multi-billion dollar deal


  • REAL ESTATE

The Retail Apocalypse And Mall Die-Off Goes From ‘Big Short’ To Contrarian Buy

FORBES


  • RETAIL

These are the most expensive shopping streets in America

BI


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


START UP/OVER

Custom Travel Company ‘Landed’ Has Created A Market By Giving Its Secrets Away

It is perhaps fair to say John and Erynn Montgomery, husband and wife founders of boutique travel company Landed Travel were born to be entrepreneurs.

FORBES


SOCIAL GOOD

Going Dark, Or How To Disconnect And Enjoy Vacation

“Going dark feels uncomfortable at first because you’re literally going into withdrawal. As a culture, we’re addicted to the thrill of social media ‘likes’ and the endless flow of information at our fingertips.”

FORBES


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE WORLD’S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE INTERIOR

The Danish fashion designer turned decorator Marie-Anne Oudejans is the woman behind the design of  arguably one of the most Instagrammable interiors in the world, the restaurant Bar Palladio in Jaipur – a gorgeous confection of a space that is two parts Mughal exhuberance, one part Danish cool, with a dash of Wes Anderson whimsy.

H&G Uk


 FASHION

Victoria Beckham Takes Her New Party Clothes Out for a Spin

On Friday, Victoria Beckham debuted her Tuxedo Collection, a smattering of 14 holiday party–friendly pieces, at her Dover Street flagship and e-commerce site.

VOGUE


ART & CULTURE

These Are the Most Enchanting Holiday Windows in NYC

BERGDORF GOODMAN: TO NEW YORK WITH LOVE

T&C


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

The Bacardí Cocktail, made with the Bacardí name and that specified rum, first appeared in the 1914 edition of a tome humbly titled “Drinks.”

READ


If the entire US went vegan, it’d be a public health disaster

QUARTZ


Empire State Building celebrates Australia’s same-sex marriage vote

MASHABLE


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