, the credit reporting agency under fire for potentially exposing the private information of 143 million Americans to hackers, has benefited during his tenure from a long relationship with the majority of the company's independent directors. Smith has served as chairman and CEO for nearly twelve years. Equifax's board, excluding Smith, has an average tenure of 9.2 years, above the average director tenure of 8.7 years.
Shares of Tesla Inc. notched their longest losing streak in more than two months, down for a fourth straight session and ending the week off 7.6%. The stock was the second-worst performer on the Nasdaq-100 NDX, -0.04% on Friday, suffering its lowest close in two weeks. Over the four-day losing stretch, shares fell more than 7%, tipping the stock to monthly losses of more than 1%. Tesla TSLA, -4.20% shares on Monday closed at a record $385, supplanting a previous all-time close of $383.45 in June. On Tuesday, analysts at Jefferies started their coverage on the stock, siding with the bears: They rated the shares their equivalent of sell and forecast the company to lose money at least until 2020,
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%),