SWB/ Smart World Biz: NEW RECORDS ON THE DOW; Tax Bill; Deck Your Halls Like the Movies


TOP NEWS ASTIR


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

Trump Putin call: CIA ‘helped stop Russia terror attack’

BBC


SWB ASIA

North Korea threat on agenda when South Korean foreign minister visits Japan

REUTERS


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

East Libyan commander Haftar says will listen to will of ‘free Libyan people’

REUTERS 


SWB AFRICA

South Africa’s ANC party to vote for new leader

BBC


HEADLINES

WSJ

Voters Increasingly Favor Democrats for Congress, New Poll Shows

READ


REUTERS

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

READ


BLOOMBERG

Trump Says U.S. Economy to ‘Rock’ as GOP Races to Tax-Cut Finish

READ


POLITICS

Mnuchin won’t ‘rule out’ a shutdown, but doesn’t see one coming

POLITICO


MARKETS

Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Jump to Records as GOP Hammers Out Tax Bill

The S&P 500 rose 0.9% and also finished at a record high. The Nasdaq jumped 1.17% to a new high as well.  For the week the Dow rose 1.3%, the S&P 500 gained 0.92% and the Nasdaq increased 1.41%.

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil hovers below two-year highs with focus on U.S. output

REUTERS


  • INVESTING

Bitcoin Prices Rip Through $19,000 on Collision Course With $20,000

THE STREET


SECTORS

  • TECH

Everyone’s missing the other part of the net neutrality debate — Big Tech is poised to become even more powerful

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

You Can Buy The Average American Home For 18 Bitcoins

FORBES


  • RETAIL

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have surprisingly affordable style — and it’s a brilliant political strategy

BI


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

How a Subscription-Box Founder Is Using Data to Survive — and Thrive

In 2016, she launched her company, Rockets of Awesome, offering boxes of personalized, 12-piece clothing sets for kids ages 3 to 12 at the start of every season.  While most apparel-focused services curate items from existing brands, hers would design its own collections based on sales, proprietary machine-learning algorithms and a detailed style quiz that each parent would fill out .

ENTREPRENEUR


STARTUP/OVER

7 Tips for Building a Career in Marketing

1. Form habits around your strengths

“You are the average of the five people you associate with most. Also, you don’t need to get much right to be and feel successful. Just form habits around one or two strengths.” — Tim Ferris

ENTREPRENEUR


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

HOUSE TOUR: ERAS AND WORLDS COLLIDE AT AN 18TH-CENTURY FARM ESTATE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

An Italian Empire daybed is draped with a cashmere throw from Collins’s textile collection, I Pezzi Dipinti; an antique Italian bench is topped with a hand-loomed Moroccan textile; the 16th-century limestone mantel and antique wrought-iron candle stands were purchased in Florence.

ELLE DECOR


HOLIDAY

13 Gifts for Every Tech-Obsessed Person in Your Life

From digital personal assistants to hyperfunctional watches, there’s an overwhelming number of tech products on the market designed to make everyday life more efficient and fun.

VOGUE


FASHION

The Weekly Covet: Holiday Party Edition

5149 Faux Fur Long Coat

BUY NOW $572

“I’ve been searching for a cozy faux fur coat that goes with both party dresses and jeans, and I think I’ve finally found it.”

T&C


ART & CULTURE

How to Deck Your Halls Like a Holiday Movie

Old(ish) favorites, like Miracle on 34th StreetThe Family StoneThe Holiday, and Love the Coopers, all have one very important thing in common: The halls in each are decked.  “The inspiration for the design of Love the Coopers was based on images of snow globes, encapsulating memories and moments,” says Beth Rubino, production designer of Love the Coopers.

VOGUE


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

MISTLETOE MARTINI


7-year-old student’s heart-breaking letter to Santa inspires overwhelming support

MASHABLE


Kid steals baby Jesus during Christmas play and all hell breaks loose

MASHABLE


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