Kyrie Irving Ends Media Boycott, Says He’s Looking Forward To Competing With Other ‘Monster’ NBA Teams, Can’t Control James Harden Rumors

Kyrie Irving ended his media blackout on Monday and, as usual, he had a lot to say.

One day after playing his first game with fellow superstar Kevin Durant, the Nets point guard answered questions related to Durant, James Harden, Steve Nash and his recent comments in which he appeared to call the media “pawns.”

In terms of Harden, who reportedly continues to push the Rockets for

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RF test equipment Market Share, Key Players and Competitive Landscape Forecast to 2022

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Dec 14, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Radiofrequency (RF) associated with radio waves have the frequency range of 3 hertz to 300 MHZ used for long-range communication. An RF field is an alternating current usually transmitted through an antenna that generates wireless broadcasting or an EMF for communication. The transmitted electromagnetic wave travels through the channel which might be air or water and reach its destination. Radio Frequency (RF) test equipment is used to compute signals that have relatively higher frequency than that of general test equipment capacity to ensure RF components are working properly under electromagnetic environment. With the increasing use of telecommunications devices due to the expansion of technology, surged the demand for RF test equipment. The bottlenecks in this market growth are Design and size of RF test equipment.

The report on RF TEST EQUIPMENT MARKET

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Lockdown on Malaysia’s Top Glove facilities lifted as first worker death reported

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities lifted a month-long lockdown on dormitories housing Top Glove Corp workers on Monday, even as the firm reported the first death among its employees from COVID-19.

FILE PHOTO: Workers leave a Top Glove factory after their shifts in Klang, Malaysia December 7, 2020. Picture taken December 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo

Last month the government put in place strict movement controls and ordered Top Glove, the world’s largest glove maker, to shut its factories in stages after more than 5,000 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Security Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement the lockdown could now be lifted as there were no more pending test results, while workers who had tested negative had already completed two rounds of quarantine.

The government has also allowed 14 Top Glove factories to resume operations, while 14 others will be reopened in stages, Ismail Sabri

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US lawmakers ask Trump to keep tariffs off PPE, vaccine equipment | Coronavirus pandemic News

Personal protective equipment imported from China could face Trump’s trade war tariffs if exclusions are allowed to expire.

A bipartisan group of 75 United States lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to extend exclusions from import tariffs on medical products imported from China, including face masks, hand sanitising wipes and examination gloves as the country continues to battle record numbers of COVID-19 cases.

In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the legislators said failure to extend the exclusions beyond December 31 would hurt small businesses already suffering from stay-at-home orders aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus.

They said they recognised that the exclusions were granted in part to give US companies more time to diversify their supply chains out of China. But companies needed more time to complete those efforts given continuing travel restrictions, they said.

“Extending exclusions before they expire will help with pandemic

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Huntington Bancshares to buy Detroit-based TCF National Bank in $6 billion stock deal

Huntington Bancshares of Columbus is buying the Detroit-based parent of TCF National Bank in all-stock, $6 billion deal that will extend Huntington’s footprint into new markets as far west as Colorado.



a large tower in a city: Huntington Bancshares of Columbus is acquiring TCF National Bank, based in Detroit.


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Huntington Bancshares of Columbus is acquiring TCF National Bank, based in Detroit.

The acquisition announced Sunday night will be the biggest in Huntington’s 154-year-old history and nearly twice the size of Huntington’s last big acquisition, the $3.4 billion purchase of Akron-based FirstMerit in 2016.

With a market value of $13.1 billion, Huntington is more than twice the size of TCF, which had a market capitalization of $5.4 billion as of Friday. The deal calls for TCF Financial shareholders to get about three Huntington shares for each of their TCF shares, worth about $38.83 for each of their TCF shares, which closed at $34.78 on Friday.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Huntington Bancshares CEO and Chairman Steve Steinour


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Huntington Bancshares CEO and Chairman Steve

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Global Advertising Agencies Industry | Benzinga

New York, Dec. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Advertising Agencies Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05960563/?utm_source=GNW
5 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.2% over the analysis period 2020-2027.Electronic Media, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 2.3% CAGR to reach US$68.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period.After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Digital Media segment is readjusted to a revised 2.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 20.1% share of the global Advertising Agencies market.

The U.S. Accounts for Over 29% of Global Market Size in 2020, While China is Forecast to Grow at a 3.4% CAGR for the Period of 2020-2027

The Advertising Agencies market in the U.S. is estimated at US$52.5 Billion

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Historic stock market volume is likely this week as Tesla goes into the S&P 500

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, stands on the construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide near Berlin, September 3, 2020.

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The addition of Tesla into the S&P 500 at the close this Friday will be one of the biggest trading days in history, but it is only the most recent example of an ongoing trend: index managers who make the decisions of what goes in and out of these indexes are becoming increasingly influential.

“Rebalancings have become major trading events because more investors are tied to indexes, so the volume of trading during rebalances has gone way up,” Harry Whitton from market maker Old Mission told me.

Whitton noted that the heaviest days of trading are now typically on major index rebalancings.  The S&P 500 will rebalance on Friday, one of four days a year it does so.  Friday’s rebalance will

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EY announces inaugural cohort of entrepreneur program for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announces the inaugural cohort of the Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN), a business accelerator and comprehensive, executive-level educational program designed to elevate scalable Black and Latinx-owned companies through access to mentors, resources and networks. EAN offers a curated class-based learning program for emerging and established enterprises, and an on-demand option with self-paced education is available to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs of all levels nationwide.

The inaugural cohort includes entrepreneurs in 10 markets across the US.

“Deep-rooted systemic challenges hinder many minority-owned businesses from achieving their full potential, an issue that was exacerbated this year,” said Sam Johnson, EY Americas Vice Chair of Accounts. “Through EAN, our goal is to provide Black and Latinx founders with the necessary support to sustainably scale their businesses and drive economic growth. Without equitable access, the future of many Black

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Chinese Regulations Begin to Hit Internet Stocks. Why This Could Be Just the Start.

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China fined

Alibaba Group Holding

and two

Tencent Holdings

-backed companies on Monday, the latest indication that Chinese internet companies may face heightened regulatory scrutiny that could loom over their stocks in the near-term.

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation levied fines of 500,000 yuan (about $76,500)—small, but the maximum allowed under antimonopoly laws—against Alibaba (ticker: BABA) and China Literature and Shenzhen Hive Box Technology, both backed by Tencent (700.Hong Kong). Regulators said the companies didn’t submit the proper disclosures for past acquisitions. The regulators also said that they would investigate other deals.

The fines come weeks after Chinese regulators unveiled draft antitrust guidelines that analysts said were aimed at the country’s large internet behemoths. Analysts expect more regulatory moves ahead.

“The [Communist] Party has realized that fintech has prospered in the regulatory gray area between finance and technology,” says Rory Green, an

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Advertising watchdog ‘assessing’ NHS Christmas advert after complaints

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Advertising watchdog ASA has revealed that it will be ‘assessing’ the NHS charity Christmas advert after receiving over 200 complaints.

The advert – which was meant to celebrate and pay a tribute to the NHS staff who worked on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic – has been criticised by viewers online.

Some branded the festive ad ‘disturbing’ and ‘insensitive’, while others claim it will ‘scare children’, although the charity has stated it is not aimed at youngsters.

A spokesperson for ASA confirmed to Metro.co.uk that they received 220 complaints and that they are ‘currently assessing it to establish if there are grounds for any further action’.

They explained that the complaints were based on ‘the ad upsetting children as it portrays Santa very ill in hospital’.

The spokesperson went on to

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