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January 15, 2021


LeBron gets laugh out of his hilarious ‘reaction’ to Harden trade

8:15 PM ET Kelly CohenESPN Chances are if you are a sports fan, you’ve seen the name James Harden trending across social media this week. Harden was traded by the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team megadeal that also sent Caris LeVert to the Indiana......

Gordon: Rockets have ‘real direction’ after trade

Shooting guard Eric Gordon said he believes the trade that sent disgruntled franchise cornerstone James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets allows the Houston Rockets to have “a real direction” under first-year head coach Stephen Silas after a chaotic start to the season. “Obviously, you could tell from the summer and......

ASML CEO sees U.S.-China trade antagonism outlasting Trump

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – ASML CEO Peter Wennink expects further antagonism between the United States and China over semiconductor technology, even as a new administration is set to take over in Washington, he told the Reuters Next conference on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: ASML CEO Peter Wennink attends a news conference after......

Biden likely to improve ties with Asia, end ‘silly trade war’: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – After four years of dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump, Asia can expect President-elect Joe Biden to improve ties with traditionally supportive nations and end a “silly trade war” with China, Malaysia’s former premier Mahathir Mohamad said. FILE PHOTO: Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reacts......

With James Harden trade, Brooklyn Nets get another brand booster

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the second half of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on December 05, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images......

Rockets Hit Reset Button in James Harden Trade

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro After two months of trade rumors, unexplained absences and questionable effort, the James Harden era ended rather abruptly on Wednesday afternoon. Houston ripped off the Band-Aid less than 24 hours after Harden reinforced his trade demand in a......

Grading the James Harden Blockbuster Trade

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc4MjExMDAzOTI0NzUxOTgx/harden-nets-site.jpg Jeremy Woo The Rockets finally traded James Harden on Wednesday afternoon, securing a whopping eight future first-round draft picks and swaps from the Nets in a four-team deal that also includes the Pacers and Cavaliers, according to various reports. The trade sends Jarrett Allen from Brooklyn to Cleveland, and......

NFL experts debate: Deshaun Watson trade fits, who’s on upset alert and Steelers’ future

The Deshaun Watson saga in Houston grabbed some headlines during wild-card weekend, and we’re now down to a final eight in the NFL playoffs. Two teams that didn’t win the AFC North made big statements, but can either win on the road again this week? We asked our experts about......

Will the Rockets’ Struggles Accelerate a James Harden Trade?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro It didn’t take long for any early-season optimism to dissipate in Houston. The Rockets entered 2020–21 with some confidence despite James Harden’s trade request, looking at a reshaped roster as a potential contender in the Western Conference. Does......

Why the Wizards Should Trade Bradley Beal Now

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With James Harden trade rumors presently in hibernation, Bradley Beal has become the NBA’s juiciest transaction-related possibility, in part because he might also be its most electric attraction. Unlike Harden, Beal has not been publicly frustrated enough to demand a trade, either through words or actions. In October, the ever-loyal......

Retail sales in 2020 worst on record, says BRC trade body

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55625246 The BRC’s sales monitor is collated with the consultancy KPMG, whose UK head of retail, Paul Martin, said: “In the most important month for the retail industry, there was some positive growth due to the ongoing shift of expenditure from other categories such as travel and leisure. BBC –......

It’s a ‘hard sell’ if Biden administration wants to rejoin massive trans-Pacific trade deal, says analyst

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Demonstrators protesting against the Trans-Pacific Partnership are seen on Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The era of trade liberalization is over, and it will be difficult for the incoming Biden administration to re-join......

Pentagon and DC officials trade barbs over handling of Capitol riot

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here An official familiar with conversations in the DC government said the Pentagon was too hesitant to deploy troops ahead of the protest and once the situation deteriorated rapidly they said defense officials took too long to approve the deployment......

China to counter ‘unjustified’ foreign trade and business laws

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Commerce on Saturday published new rules for countering “unjustified” laws and restrictions imposed by foreign countries on Chinese companies and citizens, as economic relations between Beijing and Washington deteriorate. FILE PHOTO: The Chinese national flag is seen in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas......

The EU just sold human rights down the river for minor commercial gains in China

Jorge González-Gallarza Twenty-twenty was the year that saw Xi Jinping’s geopolitical lawlessness and domestic abuses peak. Yet the year ended with a gratuitous European Union giveaway to Beijing in the form of a one-sided, opaque and deceptive investment deal. The Europeans betrayed their American ally, not to mention their own......

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