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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
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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

Schumer proposes federal legislation to decriminalize marijuana | CNBC

Published Wed, Jul 14 202112:51 PM EDT
By Emma Newburger@emma_newburger

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 13, 2021.
Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level.
  • The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and introduce regulations to tax cannabis products.
  • It would also expunge federal records of nonviolent cannabis offenders.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed legislation Wednesday to legalize marijuana at the federal level, a move aimed at easing restrictive drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and the poor.

The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and introduce regulations to tax cannabis products. The proposal would expunge federal records of nonviolent cannabis offenders and allow people serving time in federal prison for nonviolent marijuana crimes to petition a court for resentencing.

“This is monumental. At long last, we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said during a press conference at the Capitol. Schumer unveiled the draft along with Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Source: Schumer proposes federal legislation to decriminalize marijuana

The biggest mistakes tourists make in major world cities | travel | CNBC

By Monica Buchanan Pitrelli @MonicaPitrelli

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Travel writers make a career out of helping tourists navigate unfamiliar places.

Still, even the most savvy traveler is prone to making the occasional faux pas while on vacation.

Here, CNBC’s travel contributors share the biggest mistakes they see visitors make in the cities they call home.

Jamaica is the kind of place where you should go off script.
Sheryl Nash-Nance, American travel writer

Source: The biggest mistakes tourists make in major world cities

How to navigate homebuying this spring as competition surges

By Michelle Fox, Published Sat, Apr 10 202110:26 AM EDT

Prospective buyers visit an open house for sale in Alexandria, Virginia.
Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

When pandemic life began to feel too tight inside the one-bedroom apartment Taryn Orellana shared with her husband, Antonio, she knew they had to move.

In October, the couple decided to buy their first home in Lakewood, Calif. It was harder than they imagined.

“There were periods of desperation, where we would make offers on houses and we weren’t even sure if this one was ‘the one,’” said 37-year-old Orellana, a nurse practitioner.

Source: How to navigate homebuying this spring as competition surges

Supreme Court rules for Google in Oracle copyright fight over Android

Published Mon, Apr 5 202110:06 AM EDT, Updated Mon, Apr 5 202111:25 AM EDT

By Tucker Higgins

Larry Page, chief executive officer of Google Inc., right, speaks to the media while arriving at court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
Ryan Anson | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Oracle had claimed to be owed as much as $9 billion, while Google claimed that its use of the code was covered under the doctrine of fair use.

Source: Supreme Court rules for Google in Oracle copyright fight over Android