ANALYSIS-Nvidia acquisition of Arm throws company into tech spat between U.S. and China

SHANGHAI, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm is set to catapult it into the fray of geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington, analysts and lawyers say.

Arm’s blueprints for powering chipsets are a critical component for many Chinese smartphone makers and AI firms and China is expected to take a dim view of an American company having so much sway in an industry it has prioritised in its battle for tech supremacy with the United States.

“Anything that creates more concentration in the industry to the benefit of a U.S. company, I would think that’s not aligned with what China wants, said Art Dicker, director at Shanghai-based R&P China Lawyers.

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, which has to give the go ahead for the deal alongside other regulators globally, did not respond to a request for comment.

Stewart Randall, who tracks China’s

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Lincoln Investment Capital Holdings, LLC Announces Acquisition of Hanlon Advisory Software

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lincoln Investment Software Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lincoln Investment Capital Holdings, LLC, today announced the acquisition of Hanlon Advisory Software (“HAS”), a division of Hanlon Investment Management, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Lincoln Investment Capital Holdings, LLC is the parent company of Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC (“Lincoln Investment”), a leading full-service broker-dealer and registered investment adviser. The acquisition of HAS fortifies and advances Lincoln Investment’s technology through a highly integrated platform. The new technology capabilities reduce the need for disparate applications through the integration of tools that enhance the advisor-client experience.

“The execution of the technology roadmap is among our top priorities as we continue to enhance our advisor-client relationship management practices to be at the forefront of industry standards,” said Edward Forst, president and CEO of Lincoln Investment Capital Holdings, LLC.

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Alphabet Stock is a Play on Economic Recovery as Advertising Picks Up

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Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) stock is up almost 13% year-to-date even after the recent market decline. In fact, the stock is up almost 25% in the past year, but most of that increase has come in the past six months.

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The market anticipates that an economic recovery is coming and this will boost Google’s basic digital advertising business. This will continue to boost Alphabet stock higher, as I pointed out in my last article in August, as well as my May article.

Moreover as the economy grows, the demand for advertising picks up. This leads to a positive feedback loop, since there are many direct and indirect effects that advertising plays in the economy.

Advertising Drives Alphabet Stock

Keep in mind that 78% of Alphabet’s revenue, as of the latest quarter (see

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Sweden Data Center Market Size to Reach Revenues $2.25 Billion by 2025

In-depth analysis and data-driven insights on the impact of COVID-19 included in this Sweden data center market report.

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sweden data center market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the period 2019−2025.

Key Highlights Offered in the Report:  

  1. Favorable climatic conditions, low power costs, government support, and improvement in inland and submarine connectivity to other countries is driving growth in the Sweden data center market.
  2. The Stockholm Data Center Park is one of the major enablers of greenfield and brownfield data center developments in Sweden.
  3. Over $1 billion will be cumulatively invested on data center core & shell development, installation and commissioning services, building design, physical security, and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) in the Sweden market.
  4. The colocation market in Sweden is estimated to grow at a CAGR of around 11% during 2019-2025, which is currently
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Bovine Blood Plasma Derivatives Market 2020 : Top Countries Data, Market Size, Share Analysis to 2026 Business Opportunities and Growth Forecast

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Sep 15, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Bovine Blood Plasma Derivatives Market” is valued at 1847.4 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 2522.7 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Bovine Blood Plasma Derivatives Market by Types (Bovine Serum, FBS, Bovine Serum Albumin, Fibrinogen, Protein Ingredient, Other), Applications (Scientific Research, Industrial Production, Feed, Others) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” BrowseMarket data Tables and Figures spread through137 Pages and in-depth TOC onBovine Blood Plasma Derivatives Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation Reports Monthly Activity for August 2020

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today released its Monthly Activity Report for August 2020 and also provided an update for September to-date trading activity.

Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) for August were 1,038,000, and derivative DARTs were a record 287,000. Trading volume has increased in September, with DARTs of 1,205,000 and derivative DARTs of 346,000 through September 11, 2020. E*TRADE facilitated its highest derivative volume day of all time in September, achieving a record 433,000 derivative DARTs on September 4.

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Corcentric Recognized in Supplier Risk and Performance Management Report by Independent Research Firm

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Corcentric, a leading provider of business spend management and revenue management software and services, announced today that the company is included in a recent report by Forrester, a global research and advisory firm for business and technology leaders, titled Now Tech: Supplier Risk and Performance Management (SRPM), Q2 2020.


Corcentric is included among the supplier value management suite (SVM) primary functionality segment, for embedding supplier risk and performance management within all sourcing and procurement processes. The report notes that most SVM suites are good at supplier self-service, which can aid risk data collection and broader collaboration and at incorporation of SRPM tasks into other sourcing and procurement processes.

The report provides sourcing and procurement professionals with the research to ensure both risk-tolerant and ethical and sustainable sourcing practices, as well as improve supplier relationships by rewarding higher-performing suppliers.

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McDonald’s Travis Scott campaign is a brilliant marketing ploy

  • On Tuesday, McDonald’s debuted the Travis Scott Meal — a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, and lettuce, medium fries with BBQ Sauce, and a Sprite.
  • The limited-time deal only uses items already on the McDonald’s menu, giving the fast-food chain buzz without adding complexity to its kitchens. 
  • McDonald’s said in a memo obtained by Business Insider that Scott is just the “first in a suite of big celebrities” with whom the chain plans to partner. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

It’s the oldest trick in the book — a fast-food chain drumming up sales with a limited-time menu offering. 

But in the case of McDonald’s partnership with Travis Scott, the chain did not need to add a single new ingredient to its kitchens to pull off the deal. 

McDonald’s debuted the Travis Scott Meal on September 8 — a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, and lettuce, medium fries

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The Comfort Food Chain Restaurants Want to Add Now

Every restaurant chain has its own unique take on cuisine, however, a few chains appear to be prioritizing adding this one particular dish to its menu: Mac and cheese.

The appeal with mac and cheese? The dish, no matter how you prepare it, is a comfort food classic, which is exactly the type of meal people across the nation have been craving since March. After all, during bleak times we often gravitate toward foods that bring pleasant memories to light. (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback)

For example, Noodles & Company just added its fifth variation of mac and cheese to its “Macs” line—a Ham & Gruyère Mac with shredded french cheese, black forest ham, green onions, and toasted breadcrumbs.

Danielle Moore, Noodles & Company’s director of communications, told Nation’s Restaurant News that this new addition, “expands the possibilities of the classic comfort food even more, taking

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