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  • The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 a year — if you have this skill
    Business
    MarketWatch6 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%),

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    MarketWatch5 minutes ago

    What retirees should do in wake of Equifax data breach

    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”.

  • Nelson Peltz Gets Major Boost in Battle to Gain Seat on Procter & Gamble's Board
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    The Street20 hours ago

    Nelson Peltz Gets Major Boost in Battle to Gain Seat on Procter & Gamble's Board

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz late Friday received a major boost in his campaign for a seat on Procter & Gamble Co.'s (PG) board after an influential shareholder advisory firm recommended that shareholders support his candidacy. Glass, Lewis & Co. LLC, one of two major proxy advisory firms, said it was backing Peltz's candidacy, noting that "investors have an opportunity to encourage fresh discussions through the election of a qualified well-established shareholder candidate backed by what we believe to be cogent, well-framed arguments and a set of strategic initiatives that should, at the very least, set the table for a more candid evaluation of P&G's risks and opportunities."  The support