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Q&A: Columnist Steve Lopez and the ‘spiritual side’ of retirement | CNBC

Published Sat, Oct 22 20229:00 AM EDT, Aditi Shrikant@Aditi_Shrikant

Courtesy of Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez knows he is running out of time.

Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist and four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, isn’t collapsing into the grave just yet, but he is 69, with two artificial knees and a pacemaker.

“Although this is a scary thought, when you get to where I am, statistically speaking, you’re in the last quarter of your life and most of it is behind you,” he said. 

But there are still so many bullets on his to-do list.

He could retire and start crossing some off, but he is hesitant. “Being a columnist I’ve had a quasi-public life,” he said. “After that, who am I going to be?” 

He wanted to find out before the health problems that affected his parents interfered. 

“I mentioned it to everybody who I considered a peer age-wise, and they were all having the same conversations with themselves and others about when is the right time to go.” 

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/22/columnist-steve-lopez-and-the-spiritual-side-of-retirement-.html

How to save on groceries as CPI ‘food at home’ prices soar | CNBC

Published Fri, Oct 14 202212:05 PM EDT, Updated Fri, Oct 14 20221:24 PM EDT

thumbnailBy Annie Nova@AnnieReporter

A woman shops for chicken at a supermarket in Santa Monica, California, on September 13, 2022.
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Despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to get the cost of living under control, prices just keep climbing — and the uptick is especially brutal at the supermarket.

The cost of food overall climbed 11.2% in September from the year before, according to the latest consumer price index data released Thursday. Prices of “food at home,” aka groceries, soared 13% from the same time in 2021.

Many of the hardest-hit items are ones most families can’t do without: Eggs are up 30.5% from a year ago, while poultry is up 17.2% and milk 15.2%.

Still, there are a number of strategies you can use to reduce your food costs, experts say. Here are some of them.

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Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/14/how-to-save-on-groceries-as-cpi-food-at-home-prices-soar.html

Where do French people travel in France? Cote d’Azur Burgundy Brittany | CNBC Travel

By Monica Buchanan Pitrelli @MonicaPitrelli, Published Fri, Jul 1 20221:59 AM EDT

The Sofitel Golfe d’Ajaccio Thalassa Sea and Spa hotel, located in southern Corsica.
Source: Accor

International travelers may prioritize visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre when they visit France. But French residents have other ideas.

Border restrictions during the pandemic largely gave locals the chance to explore their country without foreign tourists, which in 2019 numbered some 90 million.

The French did not squander the opportunity. More than two-thirds of French residents traveled in 2021, with 84% of France’s metropolitan residents choosing to stay within the country, according to the French tourism marketing research firm Raffour Interactif.

Top destinations

As the desire for nature and outdoor activities grew during the pandemic, several areas emerged as top destinations among local travelers, said Maud Bailly, the CEO of southern Europe for the multinational hospitality company Accor, which has more than 1,600 hotels in France.  

Domestic travelers were drawn to the coasts of Brittany — or Bretagne in French — because of the “the sea [and] the wideness of the landscape,” she said. The northwest province is home to charming seaside towns, such as Cancale and the walled port city of Saint-Malo, famous for its gastronomy and history.  

Source: Where do French people travel in France? Cote d’Azur Burgundy Brittany

The 10 fastest-growing science and technology jobs of the next decade | CNBC

Published Mon, Oct 11 202110:51 AM EDT, by Morgan Smith@thewordsmithm

Female scientist using pipette in modern research laboratory
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While the coronavirus pandemic has battered some industries, others have thrived despite the ongoing crisis, including technology and science.

In fact, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for jobs in math, science and technology will continue to surge over the next decade.

Hiring in the computer and information technology fields has faster projected growth between 2020 and 2030 than all other fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that demand for these workers stems from companies’ “greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.”

The coronavirus pandemic has expedited demand for other science and technology roles as well, including epidemiologists and information security analysts. “The prevalence of remote work has created additional need for network security and operations support,” Megan Slabinski, the district president for global talent solutions at recruitment firm Robert Half, tells CNBC Make It. Slabinski specializes in recruiting for technology positions.

JobProjected Growth RateMedian Pay
Statisticians35.40%$92,270
Information security analysts33.30%$103,590
Data scientists and mathematical science occupations31.40%$98,230
Epidemiologists29.60%$74,560
Operations research analysts24.60%$86,200
Actuaries24.50%$111,030
Software developers and software quality assurance analysts, testers22.20%$110,140
Computer and information research scientists21.90%$126,830
Medical scientists (except epidemiologists)16.90%$91,510
Forensic science technicians15.60%$60,590
From article…

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Get the data

Source: The 10 fastest-growing science and technology jobs of the next decade

What artificial intelligence means for homebuyers, real estate market | CNBC | Real Estate

By Diana Olick, Published Fri, Sep 17 202112:15 PM EDT

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/09/16/artificial-intelligence-takes-over-the-real-estate-industry.html

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Brick-and-mortar real estate may seem like the only tangible thing left in an increasingly virtual world, but it too is being taken over by artificial intelligence.

Some of the biggest names in the business, such as Compass, Zillow and LoanSnap, are now employing AI to help find buyers the perfect mortgage and the perfect home. And for real estate agents, it may already be a game-changer.

Most real estate data is public, from land records to title documents, purchase price and even mortgage liens. The trouble was it was an onerous process to go to local offices and obtain all the information. Not anymore.

Computer algorithms can now go through millions of documents in seconds, looking through property values, debt levels, home renovations, and even some of a homeowner’s personal information.

At LoanSnap, a San Francisco-based mortgage lender, AI is used in various steps of the mortgage process, from finding the perfect loan type for a borrower to finding the right investor for the loan.

Source: What artificial intelligence means for homebuyers, real estate market