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Percent of IT hiring decision-makers who need business intelligence and data analytics people in 2017 (Source: Robert Half Technology)

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Percentage increase in compensation for CFP® professionals over other financial advisers. (Source: Aite Group Research Report, CFPBoard.org)

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Percentage that the top 50 certifications are requested in job postings. (Source: Study by Burning Glass Technologies, 2017)

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Percentage of middle-skill jobs requiring strong digital and computer skills (Source: Capital One Financial Corp. and Burning Glass Technologies)

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    on December 8, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Friday's booming U.S. jobs report should give the Federal Reserve all it needs to stick to its plan not to cut interest rates further in the near future, so when U.S. central bankers meet this week, most of the focus will be on their outlook for next year and beyond. […]

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    on December 8, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    The unwillingness of the top four U.S. banks to lend cash combined with a burst of demand from hedge funds for secured funding could explain a recent spike in U.S. money market rates, the Bank for International Settlements said. […]

  • Britain's Tesco considers Asia exit
    on December 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco , has signaled a further retreat from its once lofty global ambitions by starting a review of its remaining Asian businesses, which could result in a sale of those Thai and Malaysian operations. […]

  • Jeff Bezos says Amazon wants to work more with the Pentagon
    on December 8, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself. […]

  • VW's German plants need to shape up, says production chief
    on December 8, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Volkswagen's German plants need to boost efficiency to match overseas operations, production chief Andreas Tostmann was quoted as saying, targeting 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in savings by 2023. […]

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