1Where to Find Jobs in Tech
DoubleClick, MongoDB and Gilt Groupe co-founder Dwight Merriman says the tech industry is looking for more than just engineers. 63,900 jobs were added in software services, according to the TechAmerica Foundation, and Merriman points out that fast-growing tech companies are also looking for employees to work in marketing, sales and finance departments.
2What’s Next for the Markets?
Hedgeye Risk Management’s Jonathan Casteleyn says unrest in Syria drove down the markets in August, but continued improvement in jobless claims is helping with a rebound. Casteleyn says as long as the latest unemployment rate isn’t “embarrassing,” stocKs won’t take a hit.
3Google Data Grab?
Defense attorney Ashley Merchant says there’s little hope when it comes to stopping Google’s snooping, because we live in a free-market society. She says people can always walk away from Google and choose another company’s services.
4Mortgage Rate Flip-Flop
Want a cheaper mortgage? Then you may want to buy a bigger house. Jumbo mortgage rates have fallen below rates for regular mortgages. Trulia VP of Analytics Jed Kolko says the fees tacked on to conforming loans have gone up, making them very expensive, and concerns about tapering have affected them more so than jumbo loans.