SWB/ Smart World Biz: POLITICS Persist This Week; Christmas; Cotswalds; Cocktails


TOP NEWS ASTIR


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

After Brexit, UK aims for trade deal with EU that tops Canada pact

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

BBC


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

REUTERS


SWB AFRICA

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

BBC


HEADLINES

WSJ

Hospital Giants in Talks to Merge to Create Nation’s Largest Operator

READ


REUTERS

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

READ


BLOOMBERG

You Can Trade Bitcoin Futures. But Should You?

READ


BBC

Netanyahu: Palestinians must face reality over Jerusalem

READ


POLITICS

Senators clash over direction of Russia, Clinton probes

THE HILL

Senate will have ‘tough decision’ if Moore wins, Collins says

POLITICO


MARKETS

Stocks Get Boost From Stronger-Than-Expected Jobs Report

The Nasdaq was leading the major averages higher for the third straight session, climbing 0.6%. The S&P 500 gained 0.53% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.38%. Technology shares showed strength while consumer staples and utilities lagged.

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil rises nearly 2 pct on China demand, but weekly losses loom

CNBC


  • INVESTING

4 Reasons Square’s Gains Can Multiply: Jefferies

INVESTOPEDIA


SECTORS

  • TECH

Seattle might be the next San Francisco — here’s how the two major tech hubs compare

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

The Future Of Puerto Los Cabos And The West Enclave Villas, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence

FORBES


  • RETAIL

Restoration Hardware Celebrates The Opening of Its West Palm Beach Store

FORBES


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

This Company Is Going to IPO, Thanks to the $150 Million Buying Power of Dog-Obsessed Parents

BARK, the parent company of BarkBox, is feeding on dog lovers’ inability to resist spoiling their pets. Customers pay about $20 to $29 per month and receive a themed curation of pet goodies.

INC


STARTUP/OVER

Book Of The Month Reinvents As A Subscription Box Business For Millennial Women

Book of the Month Club, founded in 1926, was once one of the most influential players in the book industry. His idea: Millennial women, used to buying subscription boxes from Stitch Fix and Birchbox, would breathe new life into the outdated book club if he made the business digital and offered a handful of great books from emerging fiction writers.

FORBES


 LIFE ASTIR


FOOD – CHRISTMAS DINNER

ROAST RACK OF LAMB WITH A RYE, HERB & SPICE CRUST

Rack of lamb is a really quick and delicious way of having roast lamb and this rye crust adds a little extra crunch and spice to the sweet lamb meat. A green salad on the side will cut through the richness of the lamb nicely.

H&G UK


TRAVEL

A Cozy New Hideaway in the Cotswolds, Just in Time for the Holidays

The Lygon Arms has been in operation under sundry names and proprietors since the 1300s. It began life as a coaching inn on the road to London, and during the intervening centuries it has tucked up everyone from Oliver Cromwell to Elizabeth Taylor.

On arrival we’re taken to a pretty common room with mullioned windows, where we order beer and sandwiches (that tonic for damp feet) and sink into a squishy sofa until we can face unpacking.

Next door, the hotel also operates an attractive wine bar with stone walls and zinc-topped tables.

VOGUE


HOLIDAY

9 Little Presents That Make a Big Impression

Welcome to Vogue’s holiday house. Inside this pint-size pad, you’ll find 2017’s most coveted curiosities: petite pleasures and tiny treasures for the holiday season.  

VOGUE


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

Grey Goose Espresso Martini

For a smooth pick me up, the Grey Goose Espresso Martini is an excellent digestif to follow a festive meal. Grey Goose Vodka compliments the delicate sweetness of the coffee liqueur, which is perfectly balanced with espresso.


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