SWB/ Smart World Biz: TAX BILL PASSES; Michael Flynn; Thank Goodness for Netflix Dec Releases


TOP NEWS ASTIR


WORLD

SWB EUROPE

Half of Britons support a second vote on Brexit, poll finds

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster

BBC


SWB MIDDLE EAST 

Whereabouts of Egyptian ex-PM unknown since deportation home: family

REUTERS


SWB LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight ‘blockade’: Maduro

READ


SWB AFRICA

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa replaces ministers after outcry

READ


HEADLINES

WSJ

Passage of Senate Tax Bill Puts R&D Tax Credit in Doubt

WSJ


REUTERS

Aetna agrees to $69 billion sale to CVS Health: sources

READ


BLOOMBERG

CVS Is Said to Buy Aetna for $67.5 Billion, Remaking Sector

READ


POLITICS

Comey back in the spotlight after Flynn makes a deal

THE HILL

What’s next on tax reform

POLITICO


MARKETS

Stocks Fluctuate as Senate Holdouts to Tax Bill Dwindle – Friday

Stocks fluctuated on Friday, Dec. 1, as Senate Republicans made progress in getting their tax bill over the finish line.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat, the S&P 500 rose slightly, and the Nasdaq dropped 8 points.

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil prices are spiking toward 2½-year highs after OPEC extends output cuts

CNBC


  • INVESTING

Trump Tax Plan Makes This Sector of the Stock Market Potentially Explosive

THE STREET

Michael Flynn to Crush Stock Markets on Monday?

THE STREET


SECTORS

  • TECH

Everything you need to know about Bitcoin, its mysterious origins, and the many alleged identities of its creator

BI


  • REAL ESTATE

Meet The CEO Running The Nation’s Fastest Growing Mortgage Tech Company

FORBES


  • RETAIL

Amazing vintage photos show what it was like to go holiday shopping in New York City 100 years ago

BI


OPPORTUNITY ASTIR


ENTREPRENEUR

Bootstrapped Farmgirl Flowers Is Taking On The Flower Industry And A Host Of Venture-Backed Rivals

Christina Stembel, 39, grew up on an Indiana corn and soybean farm and didn’t go to college. Now she’s building Farmgirl Flowers in San Francisco, which will clock $15 million in revenue this year.

FORBES


STARTUP/OVER

Dia&Co: Fashion for real women

Funding: $20 million

What it does: Dia&Co is an online shopper service selling clothing and accessories to women who wear plus-sized apparel.  “They were able to hone in on tremendous market demand that’s been traditionally underserved by both legacy retail businesses and conventional startups.”

BI


 LIFE ASTIR


DECOR

HOW TO DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE LIKE A HOUSE & GARDEN EDITOR

The Provençal chateau that features on the cover of the December 2017 issue of House & Garden, decorated by Gabby Deeming and Ruth Sleightholme who share five steps:

H&G UK


FASHION

Adding A New Colour To Your Wardrobe

You all know where I stand on colour and my personal style is a very edited and refined rule of blacks, white, greys, denim and neutrals. When the earthier brown red neutrals come into trend this past season, rather than bypassing like I usually would to a passing trend, I was excited to try this out and see how it made me feel.

Wearing: Beaufille topRachel Comey pantsReliquia earringsBy Far shoes

Beauty Note: Wearing Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick in  ‘Brushed Bronze’ 

HARPER AND HARLEY


ART & CULTURE

The New Movies & TV Shows on Netflix in December

THE CROWN – DECEMBER 8

From the return of originals The Crown and Peaky Blinders to blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Christmas classics, here’s what’s coming to the streaming site this month, right in time for prime binge-watching season.

THE LIST


 COCKTAILS ASTIRRED

 Proper Drinks /edgy conversations

Smashed Blackberry Sage Spritz

1 to 2 whole fresh blackberries

3 to 4 fresh sage leavesounces Suze

Juice of 1 lime1 dash simple syrup (1:1 water to sugar)

Prosecco, to top

FOOD52


4 ways to be there for someone who is grieving during the holidays

MASHABLE


 

You can now have matching PJs with your dog

MASHABLE


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