TOP NEWS ASTIR
UK wants to set rules ‘right for our situation’ after leaving EU: May’s spokesman
China condemns US ‘Cold War mentality’ on national security
SWB MIDDLE EAST
Yemen rebel ballistic missile ‘intercepted over Riyadh’
Pistorius asks South Africa’s top court to cut sentence
U.S. Businesses Find Welcome Surprises in Tax Bill
House approves biggest tax overhaul in 30 years; Senate next
SEC Halts Crypto Stock Over Manipulation Concerns After 2,700% Jump
House passes final tax bill, edging GOP closer to win
Manchin: Republicans could have won Dem votes on tax bill ‘if they had just made an effort’
GOP Tax Bill That Boosted Markets Passes House; Stocks Slip
Stocks fell slightly. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has reached 70 closing records in trading this year, slipped 0.15% to 24,755.85. The S&P 500 dropped 0.24% and the Nasdaq declined 0.44%.
Oil crawls up as UK pipeline still out; U.S. supply limits gains
Overbought Stocks Vulnerable to Tax Reform Selloff
Meet John Collison, the 27-year-old Harvard dropout whose tech startup turned him into the youngest self-made billionaire in the world
Airbnb’s New Apartment Brand Lands $200 Million Investment
Jack in the Box just sold its Mexican chain with a cult following for $305 million — and Chipotle should be terrified
Why WeWork and Meetup Are a Perfect Match–and What Other Companies Can Learn From Them
The best companies build a community around their products, their services, or their company mission. Patagonia, Warby Parker, Allbirds, Kickstarter, ShopKeep, and Voray, to name a few. “By joining our two companies together, WeWork and Meetup have the opportunity to use technology to create new and innovative ways of bringing people together in person and foster greater community”
Daily Harvest Takes Frozen to a Whole New Level
Daily Harvest is betting on frozen. Founded by Rachel Drori, and boasting the use of exotic superfoods, whole, organic fruits and vegetables, and no use of refined sugars or preservatives, Daily Harvest is offering up pre-prepared smoothies, soups, oats and chia puddings for busy people who want to eat healthier.
WRAPPING PRESENTS: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE
This year, we are seeing lots of our customers go for a Scandinavian theme, particularly red and white Nordic patterns. I love the idea of embellishing Scandi-style gift wrapping with handmade wooden ornaments or a hand-knitted decoration.
OUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS DESSERTS
This is expensive – I won’t pretend otherwise – but it is utterly sumptuous and looks magnificent. It’s best to start making it the day before and baking your own sponge for it really makes a difference.
15 Luxury Christmas Crackers We Love This Year
ART & CULTURE
What It’s Really Like to Be a Historical Consultant on The Crown
“The offices of The Crown are almost a newsroom. There are eight to ten researchers at this double bank of computers, with books, a library, everything, and they are working every day, preparing the raw material”