Top Ten: Weekend reads: Preparing for a new job late in your career

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If you are in the middle of your career, your seniority may be worthless if you are forced to look for a new job. Jeff Pundyk explains the new thinking and actions required to show your value to employers and co-workers (collaborators) in the modern economy.

A lucrative career path

Here’s the job category where hiring has increased at the fastest pace over the past five years — and with very attractive salaries.

Biotech stocks are surging, but there are more gains to be had

Michael Brush lists seven biotech stocks that look ripe.

Stock picks for 2020

Readers had a lot to say about this list of best-performing stocks of the past decade. Here are four lists of favorites among Wall Street analysts for 2020:

Large-cap stocks

Midcap stocks

Small-cap stocks

Dividend stocks

A holiday tradition — Bill Gates makes his picks

Here are five book recommendations from Microsoft MSFT, +0.95%  co-founder Bill Gates. Which will you read?

A warning for seniors

Watch out for these five tricky taxes that hit in retirement.

A changing housing market

The hottest U.S. housing market for 2020 may surprise you.

Read on:

This new trend in house selling could cast a cloud over America’s property market

Why paying down your mortgage faster could be a good investment strategy

Just in time for the holidays

Amazon Prime members can place orders on Dec. 24 and get items by Christmas Day

Here’s how to prevent ‘porch pirates’ this holiday season

UPS is at risk as shrinking delivery times and smaller packages disrupt business model

Old Navy offering free delivery from stores during final holiday shopping stretch