SWB/ Smart World Biz: RECORD YEAR IN THE MARKET; The Plaza’s Sold Out Etiquette Course; Inside Guild NYC


TOP NEWS ASTIR


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

UK’s May says her government is well on way to delivering Brexit

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

China, After Summit, Flies Military Aircraft Into Airspace Claimed by Seoul

WSJ


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

U.S. vetoes U.N. call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

REUTERS


SWB AFRICA

S Africa’s ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader


HEADLINES

WSJ

Tax Plan Strikes at Tech Giants’ Foreign Profits

READ


REUTERS

Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state, several killed

READ


BLOOMBERG

ESPN President Skipper Steps Down Citing Substance Abuse

READ


BBC


POLITICS

GOP on precipice of major end-of-year tax victory

THE HILL

Trump foreign policy plan stresses home front

POLITICO


MARKETS

U.S. Stock Futures Keep Dow on Pace for 25,000 as Trump Hails Record Year

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil Prices Extend Gains as Forties Pipeline Repair Estimate Remains Unchanged

THE STREET


  • INVESTING

As Bitcoin Flirts With $20,000, Let’s Revisit Its Earlier Crashes

FORBES


SECTORS

  • TECH

Co-working real estate startup WeWork is readying a new startup incubator, called Area 51 Paradise Ranch, which will be trialed at the company’s Tribeca office space.

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

These Banks Are Exposed To Long-Distance Commercial Real Estate Lending

FORBES


  • RETAIL

A wildly popular clothing startup is selling puffer jackets for hundreds of dollars less that its competitors

BI


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

Is a Coworking Space Worth the Cost if You’re Already Working From Home?

Coworking has exploded globally over the past two years. According to one study, there were more than 835,000 people working out of coworking spaces last year. The number of coworking spaces is expected to jump from 11,300 in 2016 to 13,800 by the end of this year.

ENTREPRENEUR


NON PROFIT/SOCIAL GOOD

Why 2018 Is The Year Of The Philanthropic Investor

These “impact investors” blur the line between giving and investing. They don’t just want to write checks, they want to use their financial muscle to grow businesses that do social good.

FORBES


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

LIVING ROOM IDEAS AND DESIGNS

GREEN ARMCHAIRS

Limewashed walls and loose-covered sofas lend a light, relaxed feeling to the sitting room of this stone beauty in Luberon. Two reupholstered green armchairs from Lee Wright Antiques add colour.

H&G UK


FOOD

LE CREUSET’S COSMOS COLLECTION WILL LEAVE YOU STARRY-EYED

The French cookware brand recently debuted an exclusive collaboration with Bloomingdale’s that’s actually out of this world.

BUY NOW Le Creuset Cosmos cookware, prices vary, bloomingdales.com

ELLE DECOR


DESIGN

An Exclusive First Look Inside Guild New York, the Bustling and Beautiful Flagship Store of Roman and Williams

Roman and Williams Guild New York, the firm’s 7,000-foot flagship store, which opens this week. Inspired by the grand cafés of Paris and the wild imaginations of Standefer and Alesch, Guild bursts with creative energy: part showroom, part restaurant, part city reprieve.  “We knew we wanted it to be a place where people could spend the day,” says Standefer.

53 Howard St., New York, NY.

VOGUE


ART & CULTURE

I TRIED THE PLAZA’S SOLD-OUT ETIQUETTE COURSE

About eighty-five percent of Myka Meier and her staff’s clients at Beaumont Etiquette — a consultancy and manners tutelage that’s been selling out since Meier, its founder, launched in the U.S. in 2014. – are millennials with an almost 50-50 breakdown of those identifying as male or female.  To help you folks at home, here’s a few tips to get us all started:

ELLE DECOR


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

Raspberry Russian Cocktail


Conservative Women Are Women Too

FORBES


Why the Traditional 4-Year Degree Isn’t Cutting It Anymore

ENTREPRENEUR


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SMARTWOMENBIZ. !

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