September 2020 Was Warmest On Record, Arctic Sea Reaches Second Lowest Extent

September 2020 was the warmest September on record globally, according to scientists at the European Union’s Earth observation program Copernicus. The agency also revealed that the Arctic sea ice is at its second lowest extent since satellite records began in 1979.

September temperatures were well above average in many regions across the globe, including off the coast of northern Siberia, in the middle East, in parts of South America and Australia, with the exception of eastern tropical Pacific. The month was 0.05 C warmer than September 2019, the previous warmest September on record. 

Scientists also said that the

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Last Month Warmest September On Record Globally: EU

Earth’s surface was warmer last month than during any September on record, with temperatures since January tracking those of the hottest ever calendar year in 2016, the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme said Wednesday.

This year has now seen three months of record warmth — January, May and September — with June and April virtually tied for first, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reported.

“There is currently little difference between 2020 and 2016 for the year-to-date,” Copernicus senior scientist Freja Vambourg told AFP.

For the 12-month period through September, the planet was nearly 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

That is alarmingly close to the 1.5C threshold for severe impacts detailed in a major 2018 report by the UN’s climate science advisory panel, the IPCC.

The Paris Agreement has enjoined nations to cap global warming at “well below” 2C, and 1.5C if feasible.

2020 has thus far seen three record-warm months -- January, May and September -- with two others, June and April, virtually tied for first 2020 has thus far seen three record-warm

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Analytics Insight Names ‘The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology’ in September 2020

Analytics Insight has named ‘The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020’ in its September magazine issue. The issue is the fourth volume featuring Influential Women in Technology in 2020.

The issue recognizes ten trendsetting women shaping the world of technology with ground-breaking innovation powered by dynamic leadership. These influential women leaders have transformed their organizations to deliver breakthrough value with farsighted vision and commitment, setting a benchmark for the industry. Here are the outstanding leaders that made it to the list:

Featuring as the Cover Story is Terese Lam, Chief People Officer at Wind River. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team, responsible for its global HR function. During her 21-year-plus professional career, Terese has built several businesses from scratch, enabling her to gain an intimate understanding of the workings of a business, securing customers, and what it means to manage finances.

This issue features

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2 reports offer mixed signals for US technology jobs in September

CompTIA’s tracker shows overall gains but IT-related job losses. BLS shows a second consecutive month of growth.

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A new jobs’ report shows a mix of good and not-so-good news in the IT sector, with employment gains and disappointing news in IT occupation job losses, according to analysis by the nonprofit association for the global technology industry CompTIA, in its IT Employment Tracker for October.

This was confirmed by the monthly data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which noted that recovery from the COVID-19 crisis remains both unpredictable and uncertain. While many businesses are still operating in the new normal, some have fully returned to the office, others are doing some combination of the two. 

An estimated 12,900 new net workers in tech and non-tech jobs were recorded by the sector for its industry for September, the second consecutive month in which there was

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7 Tech Stocks to Buy for October Opportunities After September Sell-Off

We’re coming up on 10 months into a year that has utterly upended the world as we know it and roiled the stock market.

Pharmaceutical stocks are hot, fueled by the pursuit of a novel coronavirus vaccine. Electric car stocks have posted big gains. Meanwhile, airlines and cruise lines have seen their stocks tank.

Tech seemed like a safe sector for investment — until the start of September when a broad selloff hit many tech stocks. So which stocks to buy at this point?

I still think there are some promising tech stocks here, despite the losses many have been hit with in recent weeks. Here are 7 tech stocks to buy for October opportunities:

  • Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
  • AudioCodes Ltd (NASDAQ:AUDC)
  • Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH)
  • Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ:GRMN)
  • Pegasystems Inc (NASDAQ:PEGA)
  • SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:
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Mirroring National Jobs Data, US Technology Employment Mixed in September

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The latest data from the monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation report confirms a recovery that remains uneven and unpredictable. Mirroring this pattern, the #JobsReport shows a mix of good news in IT sector employment gains and disappointing news in IT occupation job losses, according to analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the global technology industry and workforce.

The tech sector recorded its second consecutive month of employment growth, adding an estimated 12,900 net new workers in both technical and non-technical positions. The IT services and custom software development category led the way in job gains, with positive growth also coming in tech manufacturing and the information services category.

The industry’s employment growth was countered by an unexpected loss of 324,000 tech occupation jobs, which span all industry sectors across the economy. As always, caution should be

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Big Tech stocks close out a ‘nightmare’ September

The Apple logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite just before the opening bell in New York on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images

September has been a tough month for traders overall, but a perfect storm left Big Tech stocks, a sector that normally leads the market, with losses. 

“It’s been a ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ month of September for tech investors,” Dan Ives, managing director at Wedbush Securities, told CNBC.

The Nasdaq, which gets about 40% of its value from just a handful of technology stocks, lost more than 5% in September. At the same time, the S&P 500 has dropped nearly 4%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost more than 2% since Sept. 1.

Apple, which had managed to weather the Covid-19 pandemic and posted impressive results in its fiscal third quarter, closed down 10.25% from the closing price on Aug.

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Wall Street claws back some of its losses from September

NEW YORK — Stocks notched solid gains Monday as Wall Street clawed back some of its sharp and sudden September losses.

The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, it’s third straight gain. The benchmark index was coming off its first four-week losing streak in more than a year and is on track to close out September with a loss of 4.2% after five months of gains.

The market’s gains were widespread, with more than 90% of the stocks in the S&P 500 higher. Big Tech stocks, which have been getting the most criticism for getting too expensive following their strong pandemic run, did the heaviest lifting. Several companies announced big mergers and acquisitions, which helped to push markets higher.

Optimism that Democrats and Republicans in Congress will reach a deal on another coronavirus relief bill also helped put investors in a buying mood, said Nela Richardson, investment strategist at Edward Jones.

“There’s

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E-Trek Technology will finally launch their Off-Road Bike on Indiegogo this September

Meet E-Trek Monster

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — E-Trek Technology (E-Trek) is pleased to announce the launch of its latest off-road bike, E-Trek Monster, on Indiegogo in September. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, E-Trek Monster hopes to provide all the desired features e-bikers are looking for.

Make the world your pavement with E-Trek Monster
Make the world your pavement with E-Trek Monster

“Built for off-road”

Equipped with 750W Snowmobile Motor and 48V/14.4mAh hidden and removable Samsung batteries, E-Trek Monster allows up to 100KM traveling range with one single charge. Because of its 20” Shock Absorber Snowmobile Frame, front and rear suspension, 7-Speed SHIMANO variable Speed System, and 20” Fat Tires, E-Trek Monster can conquer all terrains such as snow-covered fields, forests, beaches, and country roads.  It is also easily transported thanks to an easy 3-step folding featuring, allowing users to easily store it in the trunk of an SUV.

The

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Here are the top finance stories of the day for September 28

Big news to keep an eye on this week is Palantir, the secretive technology firm, making its appearance on the public markets. The startup is expected to hold its direct listing on September 30 and aiming for a $22 billion valuation, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

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An empty a restaurant is seen at the mall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after shopping malls and bazaars reopened in Tehran, Iran, April 20, 2020.

An empty a restaurant is seen at the mall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after shopping malls and bazaars reopened in Tehran, Iran, April 20, 2020.

WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS


Brookfield Property Partners, which manages mall and retail properties around the world, held its investor-day presentation on Thursday. Alex Nicoll has

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