Why these workers left jobs like Google

Sandy Anuras, the chief technology officer of Sunrun.

Photo courtesy Sandy Anuras, the chief technology officer of Sunrun

Tech workers are walking away from high-paying jobs with great perks to help fight what they believe is the greatest existential problem of our lifetimes: climate change.

In some cases, that has meant taking a pay cut. But Sandy Anuras, who recently joined home solar provider Sunrun as its chief technology officer, says a big paycheck sometimes comes with a price.

“The tech giants have had these huge compensation packages. And it’s hard to say no to a huge compensation package,” Anuras told CNBC. “You just realize there’s a little bit more to life than maxing out your comp package. And I think people are realizing that now — and especially with some of the decisions that their companies have made to prioritize profits over democracy, for example.”

Before starting at Sunrun in March, Anuras worked at Expedia for almost three years. She believes traveling is good for society, as people who travel often experience an expanded perspective and greater compassion toward strangers. But helping people book travel efficiently did not give Anuras the internal satisfaction she had when she worked at

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Retiring in Risky Times Requires Protection from a Volatile

We’re starting to hear that ugly “r” word again – recession. It’s not officially here yet, and hopefully it won’t happen, but the possibility is permeating the media.

For those hoping to retire soon, or those who recently did, the word “recession” can cause apprehension. While we aren’t in a 2008-like meltdown situation, when the global financial crisis pushed the U.S. into recession, we deal with numerous negative factors that affect our economy and many retirement plans. These include rising inflation, rising interest rates to combat inflation, a global pandemic that won’t go away, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the likelihood of higher taxes down the road.

Back in 2008, people near retirement had to make financial adjustments to secure the fixed income they would depend on. Now the scenario is similar as another wave of retirees face concerns about safeguarding their finances.

But fear not: Retiring in a recession or in economic times that cause concern on many fronts can be done. If you’re planning to retire soon or you’re in the early stages of retirement, here are some key points to consider and options to protect your money:

2 Ways to Protect Yourself from Market Risk in

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San Francisco slow recovery from Covid is struggle for small

A billboard funded by Airbnb shows opposition to Proposition F in downtown San Francisco, California.

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Marshall Luck’s chiropractic and massage practice in downtown San Francisco survived the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to government stimulus money and a hefty amount of debt. But well over two years since lockdowns swept across the city, his business is only back to 70% of pre-pandemic levels.

Like his many small business neighbors — those that have managed to stay afloat — Luck has been waiting for San Francisco to rebound. He relies on tech workers at massive employers like Google and Salesforce, which is a challenge because those companies are being flexible with return-to-office demands.

While big cities across the country struggle to fully recover from the pandemic, San Francisco is on another level, as tech companies exit leases and residents bolt for more affordable locations. San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s office estimates that one-third of San Francisco’s workforce is now remote and outside of the city. Last year, that resulted in a whopping $400 million hit to tax revenue, according to the Office of the Controller.

Downtown is finally showing some life. There’s more foot traffic, fewer

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Top 5 online master’s in data science programs that don’t

BY Meghan MalasJuly 27, 2022, 6:13 PM

Members of the student section wave Fighting Illini orange foam noodles during a Big 10 Conference match-up between the Northwestern University Wildcats and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, as seen in February 2022, at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by David Allio—Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

Data science is a burgeoning field, and over the past decade, universities have been developing academic programs to help meet the demand for data-savvy graduates. Online master’s degree programs in data science allow even more prospective students access to skills that can land them a high-paying, rewarding job.

As Fortune reported in May, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s undergraduate major in data science is the fastest-growing and fourth-largest major on the campus—a key reason why the university decided to launch a master’s degree program in the field later this year. 

Many online master’s in data science programs don’t require applicants to submit GRE scores—a trend that has also been seen in online MBA degree programs. Nixing GRE requirements eliminates a potential barrier to entry for applicants, but it also tasks schools with relying on other metrics and qualifications to determine a student’s readiness for the

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3 Things to Ensure While Creating a Marketing Strategy for a

Authored by Kulwinder Singh- Chief Marketing Officer, SG Analytics

This exciting world is continuously evolving, and so are the methods and strategies that businesses adopt to market their products and services. The use of technology, analytics and insights are the leading forces changing the marketing domain.

As a business owner, one must keep an eye out for cutting-edge marketing techniques to boost its company’s growth and market share.

The emphasis on the marketing department is more than ever in the last few decades. Customer’s consumption behavior is ever fluctuating, necessitating adjustments to marketing tactics to stay on-trend. If you do not engage in aggressive and smart marketing, your rivals will profit and win over prospects and clients. You must keep an eye out for the most recent marketing techniques that are both economical and productive.

A new-age company will be able to outline such strategies as new growth avenues open up, who your real consumers are versus who you thought they were, how to attract more customers, and where to effectively invest future marketing expenditures with an efficient marketing plan in place. But what is a new-age company?

New Age Company

Most new-age companies typically follow creative business strategies built

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Fox Enterprise Morning

News BusinessFor those who love to write and on the lookout for online enterprise concepts , then this is usually a great option. Fox Enterprise Morning was an early morning enterprise newscast that aired on the Fox Enterprise Network from 5-7am Eastern Time Anchored by Jenna Lee and Connell McShane , it was the first present to be aired on the network when it launched October 15, 2007.

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