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  • The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 a year — if you have this skill
    Business
    MarketWatch3 hours ago

    The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 a year — if you have this skill

    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%),

  • Exclusive: Toshiba tells banks chip deal delayed as Apple yet to approve
    Business
    Reuters4 hours ago

    Exclusive: Toshiba tells banks chip deal delayed as Apple yet to approve

    Toshiba Corp told its main banks on Monday it has not signed the $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business because Apple Inc , a member of the buyer group, has not agreed on key terms, two people involved in the deal said. The struggling Japanese conglomerate announced last Wednesday it had chosen a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP to buy the prized chip unit - a move that would end a nine-month sale process and plug a vast hole in Toshiba's finances, preventing it from being removed from trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The lenders have been demanding that Toshiba sign a definitive agreement with the Bain-led group, which also involves South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc , as a condition for the funding.

  • Merkel and General Electric
    World
    The Street5 hours ago

    Merkel and General Electric

    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