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

    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%),

  • Merkel and General Electric
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    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

  • Tesla shares suffer their worst losing streak in months

    Tesla shares suffer their worst losing streak in months

    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,