By signing Tyson Barrie, the Oilers landed one of the most prominent (and polarizing) defensemen in 2020 NHL Free Agency. The Oilers announced that they signed Barrie to a one-year, $3.75 million contract.

(In other Oilers news, the team also brought back goalie Mike Smith for one year, $2M.)

TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that Barrie, 29, left money on the table to join the Oilers. (Servalli reports that one offer included a $6M AAV.)

At face value, that seems like a questionable choice by Barrie, especially since the Oilers haven’t exactly reached their potential despite employing Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. But, then you realize that Tyson Barrie’s likely to quarterback a power play with McDavid and Draisaitl, and it sounds like he might take some short-term financial pain for long-term gains.

Really, it also sounds like it would be fun for Barrie, doesn’t it?

Oilers sign free

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We live in a “monetize everything you can” culture, where a hobby can potentially turn into a million-dollar enterprise. At the very least, your hobby can become a side hustle. And I’ve found that when you work for yourself, there’s a bit of hype — and sometimes pressure — to turn fun endeavors into a money-making empire. 

When I went from being a chronic side hustler to a full-time freelancer, it seemed as if all my colleagues were pouring a significant amount of resources into coaching, courses, and building fancy websites for their businesses. But in my own career, I discovered that you actually don’t really need to spend money

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12th consecutive year Huntington has led SBA 7(a) loan originations within its footprint

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Huntington (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) is the nation’s largest originator, by volume, of Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans for the third consecutive year at the close of SBA fiscal year 2020, further strengthening its position as the leader in supporting small businesses. This also marks the 12th year in a row Huntington has been the largest originator, by volume, of SBA 7(a) loans within its footprint.

This announcement follows Huntington’s recent efforts in supporting its customers by processing more than 38,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans across its footprint in 2020. These loans provided support to businesses during an extremely difficult time and further demonstrated the bank’s commitment to looking out for people.

“We believe small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities,” explained Steve Rhodes, Huntington’s Business

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MEDFORD, MA — The city officially launched its Comprehensive Master Planning process late last month through a Request for Qualifications of professional consultants. These consultants will be tasked with undertaking a public planning process, working with the community to prepare Medford’s first Comprehensive Master Plan.

The process, which will start after a consultant is selected, will take approximately 12-18 months. Once completed, it will lay out a long-range vision for the city, with corresponding policy and guidance for implementation of the plan over the next decade.

The Plan will provide a basis for decision-making about climate adaptation and mitigation practices, land use planning and redevelopment, budget preparation and capital improvement planning for public facilities and services and economic development for the City of Medford’s future.

“Planning for Medford’s future not only means setting a roadmap for development and updating our zoning, but by putting an emphasis on public engagement through

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By Lawrence Hurley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by energy companies including BP PLC, Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell PLC contesting a lawsuit by the city of Baltimore seeking damages for the impact of global climate change.

The justices will weigh whether the lawsuit must be heard in state court as the city would prefer or in federal court, which corporate defendants generally view as a more favorable venue. The suit targets 21 U.S. and foreign energy companies that extract, produce, distribute or sell fossil fuels.

The outcome could affect around a dozen similar lawsuits by U.S. states, cities and counties including Rhode Island and New York City seeking to hold such companies liable for the impact of climate change.

Baltimore and the other jurisdictions are seeking damages under state law for the harms they said they

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced its final decision on Friday to drop the price of MTAS for voice services from AU$0.017 per minute to AU$0.0119 per minute from January 1. 

MTAS is a wholesale service that allows consumers to send and receive calls and messages between different mobile phone network providers. If unregulated, it would allow telcos to charge higher prices for incoming calls and text messages from other providers.

In the case of Australia, MTAS has been regulated for almost two decades, and this started out at a rate of AU$0.21 per minute.

In its decision, the ACCC said even though the large mobile network operators (MNOs) might not “respond significantly” to a drop in price, mobile virtual network operators would.

“The ACCC considers that the net impact on the MNOs may have become small as the MTAS represents both a cost and a revenue,” it

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(Bloomberg Markets) — Building a business is never easy, but 2020 has been a unique calamity. In the U.S., which has suffered more Covid-19 deaths than any other nation, the economy entered its worst downturn in generations. Although central bank stimulus and government programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program have helped cushion the blow, a return to growth will depend on the creativity and resilience of millions of entrepreneurs and business managers.

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For a glimpse at how it’s going, Bloomberg Markets talked to leaders of four small businesses and two arts organizations over several months. Their journeys have all been different, but they share a spirit of perseverance often lost in economic statistics. These are their stories.

LENORE ESTRADA Owner

Three Babes Bakeshop

FOUNDED 2011

HEADQUARTERS  San Francisco

PRE-CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYEES  26

EMPLOYEES NOW  13

YoY REVENUE  -42%

PPP LOAN  $143,000

PPP RAN OUT  July

When Google

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Cultivation of cashew, a tree crop that once dominated the Western Ghats regions of Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala, has found its way into the non-traditional areas in plains across the country.

Following the government’s thrust to expand cashew cultivation in the country, farmers have been taking up cultivation of the nuts across several States.

Gurunath Odugoudar, a farmer from the Gadag district in North Karnataka, said that a major expansion programme began about three years ago in his region.

 

Convenient crop

Some farmers who had taken up cashew cultivation in a non-traditional area like Gadag five years ago, are very happy with the returns when compared to other plantation crops such as mango and field crops like groundnut.

Odugoudar said cashew cultivation is preferred because it incurs fewer maintenance costs, is easy to harvest, is non-perishable in nature and easy to market.

Agreeing with this, Santosh Saranadagoudar, a cashew

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The groin injury Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk suffered in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions created an opportunity for other young players at the position. Targets have been hard to come by with the introduction of superstar DeAndre Hopkins, coupled with the veteran presence of Larry Fitzgerald.

Sunday against the Detroit Lions, Andy Isabella took advantage.

It was an important step for the second-year receiver, who was drafted in the second round in 2019 out of Massachusetts, after dealing with his own personal demons during his rookie season. He admitted to playing too much into other people’s expectations and not relying on the tendencies that got him to the NFL in the first place.

“I think just my mind was one of the biggest things that was holding me back,” Isabella said following the Cardinals 26-23 loss Sunday. “I let a lot of people get in my mind

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Airbus (OTC: EADSY) ended last month with a whopping 7,501 commercial jet orders in its backlog. That’s close to a record high and represents more than eight years of production at 2019 production rates.



a large passenger jet flying through a cloudy blue sky: Airbus Takes a Risky Course and Holds the Line on Production


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Airbus Takes a Risky Course and Holds the Line on Production

This big order backlog hasn’t shielded Airbus from the COVID-19 aviation downturn, though. The European aerospace giant has been forced to cut production significantly this year. With air travel demand showing no signs of recovery so far, Airbus faces pressure to cut output even further. So far, it is resisting this pressure, according to a recent Reuters report. This is a risky strategy that could pay off if demand rebounds meaningfully within a year or so, but could backfire otherwise.

Airbus has reduced production

Airlines across the world are bleeding cash and have cut capacity dramatically. As a result,

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