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As companies try to understand consumer behavior, data scientists are in high demand. Boasting a median base salary of $110,000 and a job-satisfaction score of 4.4 out of 5, data scientist was ranked No. 1 on the “Best Jobs in America” list in 2016 and 2017 based on the number of job openings, salary and overall job satisfaction. It was followed by devops engineers ($110,000 a year) — which combines development, testing and operations — data engineers ($106,000 a year), tax managers ($110,000 a year) and analytics managers ($112,000 a year). And the No. 1 skill most in demand for data scientists? The programming language Python (sought after in 72% of Glassdoor job postings), followed by R (64%),
Millions of people, roughly 143 million Americans, were affected by the Equifax (EFX) data breach. “Yes, retirees need to take extra steps to protect their life savings,” said Elizabeth Loewy, general counsel and senior vice president of industry relations at EverSafe, an identity theft protection service. “(The Equifax breach) is an indication that you are only as safe as the places that hold your personal information with the weakest security,” said Steven Weisman, a lawyer, founder of scam alert and education website Scamicide, and author of ”Identity Theft Alert”.
Here are five things you must know for Monday, Sept. 25: 1. -- U.S. stock futures traded lower on Monday, Sept. 25, and European stocks traded mixed as investors struck a cautious note after Chancellor Angela Merkel won a smaller-than-expected victory in Germany's federal elections and indicated a new government may not be in place until Christmas. The euro weakened Monday after Merkel's Christian Democrats and their sister party, the Christian Socialists, polled at around 32.7% in the national vote, comfortably ahead of the 20.2% earned by their chief rival, the Social Democrats. However, Merkel's party saw a significant slippage in its overall vote share, with a major portion of those lost