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Trump ‘Golden Idol’ Statue At CPAC Has A Super-Awkward Origin Story

The gold-colored statue of Donald Trump that had conservatives lining up for photos at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has a surprising origin, and it’s more than a little awkward given the former president’s rhetoric. 

The statue was made in China, both Politico and CNN reported.

“Everything is made in China,” Jose Mauricio Mendoza, a business partner of statue creator Tommy Zegan, admitted to Politico. “I want to be straight because if I’m going to sell these statues, they have to be true.”

CNN even obtained footage of the statue in China, above. 

Trump spent much of his administration railing against China, despite having extensive business dealings with the country (himself and his family company). He also hammered China during his CPAC speech.

The creators of the statue originally claimed it was made in Mexico, but Mendoza eventually confirmed the truth to The Independent. 

“If somebody says ‘Why would he do it?’ well, I think that you don’t want to have a Trump statue at the CPAC and say ’Yeah, it was made in China,’” Mendoza told the newspaper, adding they could make four statues in China for the price of one elsewhere. 

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NHL debate: Should struggling Buffalo Sabres trade franchise cornerstone Jack Eichel?

As the Buffalo Sabres' slide continues, their frustration is mounting.

“It sucks. It’s the worst part about hockey," defenseman Rasmus Dahlin said Sunday after back-to-back shutout losses to the Philadelphia Flyers. "We have to turn this around.”

The Sabres scored two goals in their next game but lost to the New York Rangers. Heading into Thursday's game at the New York Islanders, they're last in the East Division and rank 29th in goals per game despite having the third-best power play.

“If we had answers, we would be spitting them out," captain Jack Eichel said. "We’re trying to figure it out as well. It’s a really good group of guys in there, and we’ve stuck together, but it’s definitely been tough the past little bit.”

The Sabres had their season paused by COVID-19 protocol and nine players were on the list at one point. They've gone 2-7-1 since returning. Eichel missed two games with injury and $9 million player Jeff Skinner was a healthy scratch for three games.

Ciena Corp. Q1 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Ciena Corp. (CIEN) released a profit for first quarter that dropped from last year.

The company’s bottom line came in at $55.35 million, or $0.35 per share. This compares with $62.33 million, or $0.40 per share, in last year’s first quarter.

Excluding items, Ciena Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $81.29 million or $0.52 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.45 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter fell 9.1% to $757.13 million from $832.91 million last year.

Ciena Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $81.29 Mln. vs. $81.75 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $0.52 vs. $0.52 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.45
-Revenue (Q1): $757.13 Mln vs. $832.91 Mln last year.

Becton, Dickinson Buys Privately-held GSL Solutions, Terms Not Disclosed – Quick Facts

Medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. or BD (BDX) announced Thursday it has acquired privately-held GSL Solutions, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BD expects the transaction to be immaterial.

This acquisition expands BD’s advanced medication management capabilities to further meet the needs of retail pharmacies, including those in outpatient settings.

It also provides innovative technologies for retail pharmacies and builds on recent acquisitions that have complemented BD’s traditional hospital pharmacy connected medication management solutions.

GSL Solutions is a company that develops smart medication devices for the storage and tracking of controlled substances and patient specific medications that improve the security, efficiency and compliance of medication storage, as well as analytic capabilities to further improve inventory management, including of controlled substances, regulatory compliance and patient safety.

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