Stocks Close Higher Amid Plan to Resume Stimulus Talks, Weak Jobs Data

Stocks ended modestly higher in choppy trading Thursday amid disappointing jobless numbers and word from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that he planned to resume fiscal-stimulus talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Stocks Close Higher Amid Plan to Resume Stimulus Talks, Weak Jobs Data

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 52 points, or 0.2%, to 26,815, the S&P 500 was up 0.3% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 0.37%.


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The Dow was up as much as 1.2% and down as much as 0.8% on Thursday.

Goldman Sachs led the DJIA higher, closing up 4.8% at $195.11. UBS analyst Brennan Hawken upgraded the investment bank to buy from neutral and raised his share-price target to $245 from $220.

Apple finished up 1% and Tesla tacked on almost 2%.

Mnuchin told a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday that a targeted pandemic relief package was “still needed,” Bloomberg reported.


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State education officials approve school districts’ plans to eventually resume in-person classes

Maryland education officials have approved plans for all 24 school systems to eventually resume in-person classes, as expectations build at the state level to bring at least some students back to school buildings this fall.

Maryland schools superintendent Karen Salmon told the state board of education Tuesday that all school systems had submitted revised plans to adhere to the criteria for operating during the pandemic. Baltimore City was the only system that submitted a plan that did not need revisions.

With Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement that the state is entering the third and final stage of his administration’s plan for relaxing restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Salmon said it is safe for all schools to reopen.

“Everyone is able to open, and almost all school systems” are beginning to, she said. “We are going to start to see an increase in

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AACPS Will Resume In-Person Board Of Education Meetings

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — Anne Arundel County Public Schools announced Wednesday that it will resume in-person Board of Education meetings next month. The first in-person meeting will be on Oct. 7.

Though board members can meet in-person, the general public cannot. The meetings will still be closed to county residents to uphold social distancing, the school system said in a press release.

The meetings will still be viewable live on AACPS-TV and the school board’s YouTube channel. Stakeholders can still submit written comments. The board also wants to allow oral comments from its virtual audience, but it is still ironing out the logistics.

The Board of Education also announced that it would move its meetings to 6 p.m. through Dec. 2. Meetings start times previously alternated between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., depending on the week. The Board of Education will revisit the start times after the soon-to-be-elected board

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Rabbit launches hockey skills company while waiting to resume pro career

Ideally, Wacey Rabbit would be getting ready to leave his home now to prepare for another season of professional hockey.

But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports at all levels have been anything but normal in 2020.

As a result, Rabbit, a member of Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) in Alberta, is not packing his bags quite yet for Florida to take on his role of player/assistant coach with the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen for the 2020-21 campaign. The 33-year-old centre has spent portions of the past three seasons with the Icemen in a circuit considered two steps below the National Hockey League.

This past month, however, officials with the ECHL announced its squads would not be opening their training camps as they usually do in September, followed by an early October regular season commencement. Instead, the league is now targeting a Dec. 4 start date for its upcoming campaign.

“I was

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7 data science certifications to boost your resume and salary

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IBM, Google, SAS, and Oracle offer online courses and exams to quantify data science skills and expertise with modeling and analysis software.


At the end of August, Glassdoor had more than 53,000 job postings that mention machine learning (ML) and 20,000 jobs that include data science with salaries ranging from $50,000 to more than $180,000. More and more companies are making data analysis and machine learning central to new product development and future revenue opportunities.

Big tech companies as well as independent tech organizations offer training programs for people who are new to data science as well as professionals who want to master the newest technology. Each program on this list of the best courses online for data science will expand your expertise and add a valuable line item in the form of a data science certification to your resume.

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