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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%),
T-Mobile is up 1.45% to $64.32 in early trading on Friday, and Sprint is trading 4.86% higher at $8.42. On Friday, Reuters reported that T-Mobile is closer to agreeing to the terms of the deal, a step the report calls a "major breakthrough." A possible deal is expected by the end of October, as the two companies would go through a period of due diligence before finalizing the deal. The two companies rose earlier this week on news of the possible merger. T-Mobile's owner, Deutsche Telekom, would own a majority stake in the new company and the merger would be a stock-for-stock deal, according to a CNBC report.
JPMorgan (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Morgan Stanley (MS) hovered near buy points on Thursday following the Federal Reserve decision to begin paring its massive bond holdings and sticking to a hawkish forecast for raising interest rates. PNC Financial Services (PNC) is moving into a buy zone, joining Citigroup (C). JPMorgan, which climbed 0.4% to 95.02 in morning trade in the stock market today, is in a flat base with a 95.32 buy point. Bank of America, whose large U.S. operations make it sensitive to the Fed's rate hikes, is in a shallow base with a 25.45 buy point. BofA shares edged up 1 cent to 25.07. Morgan Stanley is in a shallow base with a 49 buy point. Morgan Stanley dipped 4 cents to