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

    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%),

  • Transocean Takes $1.4 Billion Charge to Retire Six Ultra-Deepwater Floaters
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    The Street

    Transocean Takes $1.4 Billion Charge to Retire Six Ultra-Deepwater Floaters

    Transocean Ltd. (RIG) announced plans to retire six ultra-deepwater floaters at an impairment charge of $1.4 billion during the third quarter.  Transocean shares were down 0.66% in premarket trading.  The rigs will be classified as held for sale and will be recycled in what the company says is an "environmentally responsible manner." "We continue to enhance the quality of our fleet through the addition of new, high-specification assets, and the retirement of older, less competitive rigs," said Jeremy Thigpen, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We remain committed to providing our customers with the most technically capable and highest quality ultra-deepwater and harsh environment assets

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

    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