Online Learning Is Booming. That Will Help Boost Pluralsight Stock, Analysts Say.

Some analysts think the skill-learning boom eventually will boost

Pluralsight

(PS), which offers more than 7,000 courses, for a wide range of technology skills that include cloud computing, security, data analysis, and software development.

Farmington, Utah-based Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company that dispatched instructors to offices and conferences. The company has digitized its products, with a focus on corporate IT skill development, not only with online courses but also programs that gauge and analyze the performance of tech workers.

Today, Pluralsight caters to nearly 18,000 corporate clients worldwide, including around 70% of Fortune 500 companies, according to its investor presentation.

Pluralsight made its IPO debut in May 2018. After reaching an all-time high above $37 later that year, the stock declined and remained at about $20 prior to the pandemic. The stock has gained about 20% this year, hitting a 12-month high close of $22.36

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Back-to-School Season Gets a Boost from Tufts Health Plan

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3 “Strong Buy” Healthcare Stocks With Major Catalysts Approaching

Reflecting the ultimate risk and reward, healthcare stocks are capable of delivering big returns at what feels like the drop of a hat, but investors need to be prepared for big risk, too.Unlike companies in other sectors, the survival of many healthcare players, especially when they are in the early stages, hinges on only clinical trials of their therapies or products in development and regulatory rulings, with updates on either front acting as catalysts that can send shares in either direction.So, any piece of good news can propel shares to sky-high levels. Disappointing outcomes, however, can send investors running for the hills.Given the inherently volatile nature of the space, due diligence is necessary before making investment decisions. That’s where the Wall Street pros can lend a hand, as they know the ins and outs of the industry.Bearing this in mind,

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Fed Sees Rates Near Zero Through 2023 to Boost Jobs, Prices

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve officials held interest rates near zero and signaled they would stay there for at least three years, vowing to delay tightening until the U.S. gets back to maximum employment and 2% inflation.

The U.S. central bank “expects to maintain an accommodative stance” until those outcomes are achieved, it said in a statement Wednesday following a two-day meeting that beefed up its description of future policy.

The fresh guidance is the Fed’s first step in an evolving communication strategy, after it unveiled a new long-term policy framework last month to allow inflation to overshoot its 2% target after periods of under-performance.



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The Fed’s New Dot Plot

Announced by Chair Jerome Powell at the Fed’s Jackson Hole conference, officials expect to refine their approach to economic projections later this year and they may also reach consensus on how to talk about their balance sheet.

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Alternative Credentials Market For Higher Education|Widening Skills Gap to boost the Market Growth | Technavio – Press Release

LONDON–(Business Wire)–Technavio has been monitoring the alternative credentials market for higher education and it is poised to grow by $ 1.18 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 17% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200916005079/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Alternative Credentials Market for Higher Education 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis.

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Phoenix invests big in health care and biosciences, hoping to boost economy and add jobs

Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article gave an incorrect location for ASU’s Health Futures Center. It will be housed in a new building next to Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus.



a tall building in a city: Wexford Science & Technology is building a new innovation center downtown, which will host different science and healthcare researchers, students and entrepenuers.


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Wexford Science & Technology is building a new innovation center downtown, which will host different science and healthcare researchers, students and entrepenuers.

Phoenix recovered more slowly than the rest of the nation after the Great Recession, taking years to recoup lost jobs.  

But this time around, the region might see faster recovery from the COVID-19 recession.

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One big reason is the city’s changing economic landscape, which has begun to rely less on construction and focus increasingly on sectors like health care and bioscience.

Those industries are more resilient in the face of economic changes, said 

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Calhoun, Gordon, other NW Ga. school systems get special education funding boost | The Calhoun Times

Calhoun City and Gordon County schools will get small funding boosts to help serve students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The State Board of Education allocated a total of $6 million to school districts statewide.

“It is critical that we ensure students who receive special education services do not fall behind as a result of the pandemic,” Superintendent Richard Woods said in a Thursday release from the Georgia Department of Education.

Gordon County Schools will get $24,976 from the pot of federal funds and Calhoun City Schools is in line for $12,746.

Half the award comes from the CARES Act, the COVID-19 stimulus bill. The other half is drawn from a supplement to the annual IDEA 611 grant that supports special education and related services.

The amount was based on each district’s IDEA funding for the current fiscal year.

Awards to other Northwest Georgia school systems include:

♦ $29,156

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Biden Pitches Corporate Tax Changes to Boost U.S. Jobs

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rolled out corporate tax proposals Wednesday aimed at protecting U.S. workers by encouraging companies to invest in jobs domestically and punishing multinationals for moving jobs overseas.

Biden’s proposals include:

  • A 10% surtax on profits of U.S. companies on products made overseas and then sold in the United States. Combined with Biden’s proposed 28% corporate tax rate, the plan means companies would pay a 30.8% tax rate on any such profits, Biden’s campaign said.
  • A 10% “Made in America” tax credit meant to spur job creation. The credit would be available to companies that invest in reopening or retooling U.S. facilities or bring back manufacturing or service jobs from foreign countries.
  • Closing what the Biden campaign calls “three major offshoring loopholes” in the 2017 Republican tax law that allow companies to shield profits from U.S. taxes.

Biden also said he would sign a series of executive

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COVID-19: Smart Education Market (2020-2024)- Roadmap for Recovery | Demand of Smart Education Solution to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the smart education market and it is poised to grow by USD 117.71 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 19% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200910005407/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Smart Education Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

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Technology can boost your consistency and performance

When most golfers think about custom fitting, they think about drivers. The experience can be magical. A player and a trained fitter tinker with different head and shaft combinations, tweak lofts and adjust moveable weights. Presto, the ideal combination adds 15 yards of distance off tee and the golfer is hitting straighter shots.



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Putter Fitting

Putters, on the other hand, rarely come to mind. That’s a huge mistake. Elite golfers will use their driver, typically, fewer than 10 times in a round but roll 27 to 30 putts. Weekend players may reach for their driver more often than pros, but they putt more too, often up to 35-40 times per round. A custom fit putter that augments your natural stroke can enhance your chances of performing better on the greens and lower your scores.

If you recently read my story on Arccos Caddie Strokes Gained Analytics,

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Rising Education Levels Provide Diminishing Economic Boost

The U.S. lacks a key ingredient that helped propel it to economic dominance in the 20th century: productivity gains from higher education. Figuring out why could help influence the economy’s long-term trajectory once it emerges from the coronavirus crisis.

In 2009, President Obama, worried about the economy’s global standing, set a goal for the U.S. to have the world’s most-educated workforce by 2020.

The share of U.S. workers with college degrees has grown significantly, even if the country fell short of his goal. But those gains haven’t translated into a substantial productivity boost as Mr. Obama and economists hoped.

Rising education levels—first in high school, then in college and graduate school—helped fuel strong economic growth in the latter half of the past century. In 1910, just 14% of Americans age 25 or older had a high-school diploma and just 3% had a bachelor’s degree, census data show. By 2000, 84%

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