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CompTIA

Three out of four technology workers would be willing to relocate for a new job, according to a study from trade group CompTIA.

Why it matters: While there are tech workers in many places around the country, entrepreneurs say Silicon Valley remains one of the only places to find those with experience scaling a company from a startup to a large operation.

  • The ability to recruit people away from the Bay Area paves the way for companies to locate elsewhere.

Nancy Hammervik, executive vice president of industry relations at CompTIA, said that the whole notion of work has changed dramatically over the past three decades, "from the one-company career worker to the job hopper to today where we see our nation’s tech workers not only empowered to switch jobs but open to moving to new locales for their career."

"Salary remains very important but today’s tech workers are also focused on living in a community where their salary goes the furthest," Hammervik told Axios.

Other findings:

  • In deciding where to live, 82% of tech workers said cost of living was the top factor. Weather, commute times and affordable housing also ranked high in the survey.
  • More than 93% of women said job location is important, with 55% characterizing it as very important. Only 43% of men say location is very important.
  • Nearly three-quarters of women tech pros feel that income/salary is very important compared to about two-thirds of men.

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By the numbers: Catholics, Biden and abortion

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President Biden — the second Catholic U.S. president — will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, as some church leaders debate whether to deny Holy Communion to politicians who support abortion rights.

By the numbers: Overall, two in three U.S. Catholics believe Biden should be allowed to take Communion despite his stance on abortion, according to polling by Pew Research Center.

Texas House probes school library books dealing with race and sexuality

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Texas state Rep. Matt Krause (R), chair of the Texas House Committee on General Investigating, announced Wednesday that he's initiating a probe into schools' library books, according to a letter sent to the state's education agency and other superintendents.

Why it matters: The probe focuses on books that discuss race, sexuality, or "make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex," Krause wrote in the letter.

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Iran agrees to resume Vienna nuclear talks in November

Ali Bagheri (R) with Enrique Mora in Tehran on Oct. 14. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry handout via Getty

Iran's new chief nuclear negotiator said following a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday that Iran would resume negotiations in Vienna before the end of November, with the exact date to be set next week.

Why it matters: The Vienna talks have been frozen since Iran's new hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, was elected in June. This is the most direct commitment from Raisi's government to return to the negotiating table.