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%),
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
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.