Global $26.99 Billion Pharmaceutical Processing and Packaging Equipment Market Outlook to 2027

DUBLIN, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Pharmaceutical Processing and Packaging Equipment – Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)” report has been added to’s offering.

The Global Pharmaceutical Processing and Packaging Equipment market accounted for $17.19 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $26.99 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period.

Some of the key factors propelling the growth of the market are growing geriatric population, technological advancement and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. However, growing demand for refurbished products is the restraining factors for the growth of the market.

The equipment used for the processing and packaging of various pharmaceutical products is known as pharmaceutical processing and packaging equipment. It is of high importance as pharmaceutical products should be packaged carefully and efficiently so that physicians and patients can use it conveniently.

By mode of drug delivery, the oral formulations segment is

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FOREX-Dollar falls, sterling jumps as Brexit deal hopes lift risk appetite

By Suzanne Barlyn

Dec 14 (Reuters)The dollar hovered near two-year lows on Monday as riskier currencies got a boost from progress on COVID-19 vaccines and the possibility of a U.S. coronavirus relief plan.

The greenback last traded little changed to 90.7040, down 0.07%, as an intensive care unit nurse became the first person in the United States to receive the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc PFE.N and German partner BioNTech SE BNTX.O on Monday.

Its arrival provided some relief as the country passed the grim milestone of 300,000 lives lost on Monday.

“It’s one of those days where we are settling down and understanding just how successful we may be in distributing these vaccines,” said Juan Perez, senior foreign exchange trader and strategist at Tempus, Inc. “That has created a very strong risk-on sentiment.”

The vaccine comes as negotiators in the U.S. Congress were nearing agreement

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InterContinental Houston teams up with Rice Village retailers

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center aims to spread a little holiday cheer for both its guests and retailers in nearby Rice Village.

The hotel, at 6750 Main St. across from the Texas Medical Center, launched its Guest Perks Program in partnership with Rice Village, the historic pedestrian-oriented shopping district a little over a mile away at University Boulevard and Morningside Drive.

RELATED: Pop up shops find permanent home in The Village

The hotel has initially partnered with a dozen restaurants and shops on exclusive offers for its overnight guests. The participating retailers are Altar’d State, Athleta, Face Haus, Island Grill, J Landa, MAC Cosmetics, Madison Reed, Mendocino Farms, Sephora, Shake Shack, tasc Performance and White House Black Market.

RELATED: Houston hotels enter holiday season under crushing weight of pandemic, debt

“We are excited to offer this extra incentive and thank all those involved in the partnership between our hotel and

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Expect Low Returns From Corporate Bonds Next Year, CreditSights Says

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The investment-grade corporate bond market has largely returned to pre-pandemic levels. Strategists at CreditSights say that is a bad sign for investors looking for strong returns next year.

The independent credit-research shop downgraded the market to Underperform from Outperform. CreditSights argues that while the risk of an increase in defaults remains low, the market’s current yield of 1.9% offers insufficient income. The market yields 1.1 percentage points more than comparable Treasuries, compared with roughly 1 percentage point before the pandemic.

“Tight valuations leave little room for outperformance, and our expectation [is that] a ‘back to normal’ environment will have investors looking elsewhere for yield,” a team led by Erin Lyons, co-head of U.S. investment grade research, wrote in a note this month.

But even with low default rates, CreditSights says a few major risks remain. The strategists forecast that the market will likely provide a return of

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FTC orders Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to provide details on personal data, advertising

The Federal Trade Commission wants to know how popular social media and streaming sites such as Facebook and Twitter use your personal data.

FTC, 48 states sue Facebook for antitrust over Instagram and WhatsApp



The agency has ordered those two sites, as well as Amazon, YouTube, Discord, Reddit, Snap, WhatsApp and ByteDance, which operates TikTok, to provide details on how they collect and use personal information.


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The companies have 45 days to respond to the FTC’s order with information about personal data usage, as well as advertising and user engagement practices, and how those practices affect children and teens, the agency said in a statement.

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Social networks connect users, but, over time, the initial goal “of connecting people or fostering creativity … has shifted from supporting users’ activities

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Syracuse-area retailers, battered by Covid, find a strategy: appointment-only shopping

Syracuse, N.Y. — It didn’t take long for Caeresa Richardson to figure out how to attract customers hesitant to visit her new women’s clothing boutique in downtown Syracuse during the coronavirus pandemic.

a man standing in front of a computer: Caeresa Richardson poses in her women's fashion boutique, Gypsy Freedom, in downtown Syracuse.

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Caeresa Richardson poses in her women’s fashion boutique, Gypsy Freedom, in downtown Syracuse.

Richardson offers private one-hour virtual and in-person shopping appointments at Gypsy Freedom, which she opened at 312 S. Salina St. in August. The private shopping opportunities have proven popular, she said.


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“Some customers don’t want to be around people,” she said. “With a private appointment, there’s not the risk that there’s a lot of people or we’re over capacity and now they’ll have to wait. They get that dedicated shopping hour.”

Retail experts say private shopping sessions are an example of the creative ways that brick-and-mortar retailers must find to survive during the pandemic, when

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Sportico Acquires The Intercollegiate College Sports Website

Sportico, Variety’s sister site, has acquired The Intercollegiate, a college sports media outlet run by Daniel Libit and Luke Cyphers, Sportico announced Monday.

Libit and Cyphers, co-editors and co-founders of The Intercollegiate, will join Sportico as sports business reporter-editor and reporter, respectively, where they will help spearhead and grow Sportico’s coverage of the college sports industry. Sportico has also acquired The Intercollegiate Podcast, a weekly show that critically examines college sports and features conversations with experts, academics, athletes, journalists, advocates and more.

“I can’t believe how fortunate we are at Sportico to not only be able to bring Daniel and Luke on board but to also acquire The Intercollegiate’s valuable library, data and assets,” said Dick Glover, CEO of Sportico. “This is another example of our commitment to provide exclusive, high-quality, actionable reportage to the sports business community.”

Libit and Cyphers launched The Intercollegiate in October 2019, where it quickly

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Medical Imaging Equipment Services Market Size, CAGR, Trends, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2020-2027

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Dec 14, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
According to Vision Research Reports, the global medical imaging equipment services market size is projected to surpass US$ 30 billion by 2027 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2020 to 2027.

Hospital centric business model favoring long term partnerships is projected to drive the global medical imaging equipment services market during the forecast period. The global medical imaging equipment services market is witnessing unprecedented dynamics due to shift toward value based servicing offerings. This has induced market players to focus on technological upgrades in order to stand out from competitors. These innovative technologies used in imaging modalities are projected to drive the upgrade of current systems. This in turn is likely to propel the global medical imaging equipment services market.

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Disney’s stock gets a downgrade as company begins the ‘hard part’ of meeting subscriber goals

Walt Disney Co. shares have surged recently amid optimism for the company’s ambitious streaming targets, and that’s reason enough to take a breather on the stock, according to one analyst.

BMO Capital Markets analyst Daniel Salmon cut his rating on Disney’s stock

to market perform from outperform on Monday, just a few days after the media conglomerate held an investor day at which it unveiled the expectation that 230 million to 260 million Disney+ subscribers will be signed up by fiscal 2024. The company also plans to release more than 100 titles to the service every year in a big content push.

“We believe improved vaccination rates could help Disney continue to be a solid ‘reopening’ play, but with considerable multiple expansion recently for both initial vaccine news and Thursday’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) investor day, we step to the sidelines,” Salmon wrote in a note titled “Now The Hard

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Mi9 Retail Ranks #1 Top Vendor for Tier 1 Retailers on the RIS News 2021 Software LeaderBoard

MIAMI, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mi9 Retail, a software provider that enables retailers to automate and optimize merchandise management and demand planning, today announced that tier one retailers have recognized Mi9 as the #1 top vendor and #3 overall best retail software provider on RIS News’ 2021 Software LeaderBoard. Mi9 was also placed in 32 Top 10 categories, including customer satisfaction, quality of support and return on investment.

The annual RIS Software LeaderBoard evaluates technology vendors in head-to-head rankings and top-10 lists based on retailers’ satisfaction and the completeness of their solution set. Mi9 Retail has consistently ranked among the Top 10 in the overall best software provider category since 2014. This year’s report is the outcome of 714 evaluations submitted by 302 retailers who work with the 50 vendors identified in this report.

Among the 32 lists Mi9 Retail ranked in the Top 10, notable

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