SWB/ Smart World Biz: MARKETS HOLD STEADY; Massive Fires Along the 405; The New Uggs


TOP NEWS ASTIR


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

Russia election: Putin to run again for president

BBC


SWB ASIA

China rebukes Australians over influence debate ‘hysteria’

BBC


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Saudi air strikes on Yemen intensify, residents in capital stay indoors

REUTERS


SWB AFRICA

DR Congo displacement crisis ‘worse than Middle East’

BBC


HEADLINES

WSJ

Trump Tells Arab Leaders U.S. Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem

READ


REUTERS

Defying warnings of new conflict, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

READ


BLOOMBERG

Los Angeles 405 Freeway Closes in Rush Hour as Fires Spread

READ


POLITICS

Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump

THE HILL

Female senators call on Franken to resign

POLITICO


MARKETS

Major Averages Hold on to Tepid Gains, Tech Shares Maintain Slight Gains

U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Wednesday, Dec. 6, as the tech sector posted a rebound after recent selloffs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 4 points, or 0.02%, with the broader S&P 500 rising 0.07%. Telecom giant AT&T Inc.

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil settles at two-week low on surprise U.S. fuel stock rise

REUTERS


  • INVESTING

Alibaba, Tencent Could Soon Double: Fund Manager

INVESTOPEDIA


SECTORS

  • TECH

Here’s your first look at all the new emoji coming next year

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

How The Rise Of Private Lending Is Reshaping The Mortgage Market

FORBES


  • RETAIL

Soon you’ll be able to attend a ClassPass workout from the comfort of your home for $15 a month

BI


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


 ENTREPRENEUR

Knit one, purl two, recycle three

After she left the U.S. Air Force, Nicole Snow started a fashion, accessories, and housewares importing business and took up knitting to unwind.  Darn Good Yarn, has created jobs for 600 people in India and Nepal, who get paid six to eight times the local average wage. Three-year growth 753.3%   2016 Revenue $3.7 million.

INC


STARTUP/OVER

How 2 Sisters Created a Business Around Wearable Art

Sisters Claudia and Flavia Giardinella started artTECA to fuse their love of art and fashion. Their brand is dedicated to making pieces that are 100 percent silk and made in the U.S. while supporting art education with every purchase made.

ENTREPRENEUR


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

SMALL SPACES, HUGE INSPIRATION

THE ARMCHAIR

A ‘Grande Papilio’ chair by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia adds a pop colour to this little corner of an ultra-modern barn conversion in Kent. Don’t be frightened of colour in small spaces. A statement piece in a bright colour can make a room sing.

H&G UK


FASHION

The New Ugg Boots Are Here And They’re Anything But Basic

Meet the new wave of Ugg boots: the Kasen, which come in chestnut and black colorways as well as short and tall styles. The anything-but-basic shearling boot features a short stacked heel for the perfect amount of height. Part of the brand’s Fall 2017 collection, the brand’s new Kasen style ranges from $150 for the short boots to $250 for the tall pair.

HARPERS BAZAAR


HOLIDAY

29 SECRET SANTA GIFTS THAT NEVER FAIL, NO MATTER WHO YOU’RE SHOPPING FOR

MADISON TABLE TOP BAR – SHOP NOW

ELLE DECOR


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

CLASSIC CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL


This Footage Of Wildfires Raging Outside Of Los Angeles Is Pure Insanity

DIGG


TIME’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ON WHY THE SILENCE BREAKERS ARE THE PERSON OF THE YEAR

TIME


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