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  • The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 a year — if you have this skill
    MarketWatch 31 minutes 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%),

  • JPMorgan, Bank Of America Lead 4 Bank Stocks Near Buy Points After Fed Moves
    Investor's Business Daily 8 hours ago

    JPMorgan, Bank Of America Lead 4 Bank Stocks Near Buy Points After Fed Moves

    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

  • Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case
    Associated Press yesterday

    Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case

    An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. Leaf said she pursued the case all the way to the Iowa Supreme Court for a simple reason: She's not guilty.

  • Stocks Follow Apple Post-Fed; Big-Dividend Tech In Buy Range?
    Investor's Business Daily yesterday

    Stocks Follow Apple Post-Fed; Big-Dividend Tech In Buy Range?

    Key U.S. index funds were lower Wednesday after the Fed held rates steady, as expected, and said it would start trimming its balance sheet by October. XAutoplay: On | OffPowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) sank 1%, SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) fell 0.4% and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) gave up 0.2%. Apple (AAPL) weighed with a 2% drop, which put the iPhone maker back below a 156.75 buy point as it breached its 50-day moving average. Oil funds led the upside as West Texas intermediate crude prices surged 2% to $50.43 a barrel. SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (XOP) rose 2% and VanEck Vectors Oil Services (OIH) added 1.4%. United States Oil (USO) and PowerShares DB Oil (DBO) rose nearly 1%

  • Stocks Lower As Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged; 2 IPOs Debut
    Investor's Business Daily yesterday

    Stocks Lower As Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged; 2 IPOs Debut

    Selling was concentrated in the Nasdaq composite in afternoon trading Wednesday as the Fed stuck to its forecast of four rate hikes through 2018, including one before the end of the year. The Fed left its key lending rate unchanged at 1%-1.25%, which was widely expected, but said it would start unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October. After eight straight gains, the 10-year Treasury yield added another 3 basis points to 2.27%. XAutoplay: On | OffThe Nasdaq lost 0.4%; the S&P 500 gave up 0.1% and the Dow was nearly flat. Small caps held up well, with the Russell 2000 up 0.2%. Volume on both main exchanges picked up in the market after the Fed's policy statement at 2 p.m. ET. NYSE

  • Trader bets against Apple — here’s how low he thinks it will go
    CNBC.com 8 hours ago

    Trader bets against Apple — here’s how low he thinks it will go

    Here's how one trader is shorting Apple    32 Mins Ago | 01:53 Apple is having its worst month since April 2016, and Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com says the charts are hinting at even more downside ahead for the tech giant. "Apple broke down pretty sharply here, and it looks like we want to go back and retest some lower levels," he said Thursday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." The stock has fallen almost 3 percent in the last week, the drop spurred by poor reviews of the company's new iPhone 8 and Apple Watch products. But while Apple rallied to all-time highs at the beginning of the month, Gordon says the stock could actually give up all of its pre-earnings gains. In other words, Gordon thinks

  • It’s a Bad Time to Be a Big Jet
    Bloomberg 10 hours ago

    It’s a Bad Time to Be a Big Jet

    For the better part of a decade, the skies have grown increasingly hostile to jumbo jets such as Boeing Co.’s 747 and Airbus SE’s A380. Now the fuel-efficient planes intended to replace those behemoths are also encountering resistance. Interest in Boeing’s 777X, a revamped version of its biggest wide-body set to begin deliveries in 2020, is flagging. And in recent weeks, United Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. together have scratched 41 orders for the Airbus A350-1000, a twin-aisle plane designed to carry about 370 passengers, leaving Airbus with only 171 orders for the model. “We’re seeing sluggish demand” for the biggest planes, Steven Udvar-Házy, chairman of U.S jet-financing giant

  • The Fed Doubles Down: Reverses QE, Keeps Hawkish Tilt
    Investor's Business Daily yesterday

    The Fed Doubles Down: Reverses QE, Keeps Hawkish Tilt

    The Federal Reserve took a small step to begin unwinding its crisis-driven asset purchases on Wednesday, but since the move was widely expected, the meeting's real drama hinged on the outlook for future rate hikes. Despite a string of benign inflation readings, Fed policymakers stuck to their guns, indicating a likelihood of four more rate hikes through the end of 2018. The updated outlook reflects a stark contrast with financial-market pricing, which sees just one rate hike (in December) through August 2018, according to the CME Group FedWatch tool. Starting in October, the Fed said it will gradually begin scaling back its $4.5 trillion balance sheet by letting $10 billion in principal run off per month, rather than continuing to reinvest all proceeds of maturing Treasury and mortgage bonds.

  • 4 Sell-Ranked Biotech Stocks with Falling Estimates to Avoid
    Zacks 9 hours ago

    4 Sell-Ranked Biotech Stocks with Falling Estimates to Avoid

    The biotech industry witnessed a rebound in 2017 despite facing some odds in the previous year. The industry faced some challenges like rising competition, pipeline setbacks, slowdown in growth of mature products and generic competition for certain key

  • Jim Cramer Reveals Why He Sold Western Digital For His Charitable Trust
    The Street 16 hours ago

    Jim Cramer Reveals Why He Sold Western Digital For His Charitable Trust

    TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer revealed his charitable trust sold Western Digital (WDC) because Toshiba selling their chip unit to Bain Capital is exactly what they feared. Western Digital is mostly flash and disc drives and disc drive prices are not holding up.  Watch More with TheStreet: You Can Become a Millionaire Even if You Make $35,000 a Year Why is Toshiba's Memory Chip Business so Valuable? How Healthy Is that Happy Meal? Inside the Kids' Menus at McDonald's and More Fed's Balance Sheet Plans Won't Interrupt the Strong Corporate Earnings Story Kiss Rock Legend Gene Simmons Explains How to Make Money