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  • Jobs Concerns Dominate Techonomy Conference Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:49 AM ET

    This is a jobless recovery. That's the consensus among the executives and entrepreneurs here, who say improving employment is their #1 priority.

  • Media Skews Google-Beijing Debacle: China Watcher Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 2:24 AM ET
    Google China

    Reports that Google's site in China was again blocked late last week highlights how the media narrative on China "is sometimes skewed", Shaun Rein, managing director at China Market Research Group told CNBC.

  • Woman using laptop in internet cafe

    Companies are trying to figure how to use technology to accelerate growth in their business. The sectors most likely to be affected include energy, health care, and consumer markets.

  • Putting Technology to Work Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    The founder of Sun Microsystems Bill Joy sat down with Maria Bartiromo at the Techonomy Conference in Lake Tahoe. Joy says a main focus is to use innovation to create jobs.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.

  • Under $5 Stocks at Risk of Defaulting Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 3:22 PM ET

    There are few reliable gauges to determine which companies are at a higher risk of going broke than others. The Altman Z-score is one of them. See which names "fail" this test, in a report from TheStreet.

  • HP's Vision for a More Efficient and Equitable World Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:51 PM ET
    HP Slate

    HP's Shane Robison says believes we'll be in a period of growth in the not-too-distant future. While population expansion is a challenge, he sees growth of the middle class as a huge  opportunity.

  • Stocks Slip After Jobless Jump; AmEx Skids Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.

  • Legends of Innovation Predict the Future Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    Entrepreneurs and innovators including Jeff Bezos, Dean Kamen, and Eric Schmidt discussed and debated the future of technology and how it will drive improvements in business, society, and beyond.

  • Stocks Slide After Jump in Jobless Claims Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    Stocks skidded Thursday after a report showed an unexpected rise in jobless claims last week. Retailers were mixed as chain-store sales showed only a slight improvement from last summer's anemic levels.

  • Google and Verizon Near Deal on Pay Tiers for Web Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 7:27 AM ET

    Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege.

  • Eric Schmidt

    Schmidt says job creation is the most important thing the economy needs right now, particularly in the manufacturing sector. He's very frustrated at the government's slow pace in boosting employment—effectively saying it's ridculous that so much proposed legislation has to wait until after the November elections.

  • Google's Eric Schmidt Kicks Off 'Techonomy' Conference Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 7:36 PM ET

    The first annual "Techonomy" conference—focused on how technology can drive economic growth— is underway in Lake Tahoe California. The conference's tag line: "a new philosophy of progress."

  • Stocks End at 2 1/2-Month High; BofA Skids Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

  • When we last left the Internet Illuminati, the seven people chosen to hold the keys to the Internet, there were more questions than answers. The world's very trust hung in the balance ... Wait, did you say Burkina Faso?

  • Next Big Thing: Four Companies to Watch Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    As investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs search for the "Next Big Thing," this week's Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. brings together companies whose innovation is driving economic growth. Here are four to keep your eyes on.

  • BlackBerry Maker Resists Governments’ Pressure Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
    Blackberry Torch 9800

    A top executive of Research In Motion, the Canadian company that makes BlackBerry smartphones, said on Tuesday that his company would not give in to pressure from foreign governments to provide access to its customers’ messages.

  • FT: Motorola and Verizon Team Up For Tablet Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 6:15 PM ET

    According to the Financial Times, Motorola is developing a digital tablet device. Could it be an iPad killer?

  • The S&P 500 moved above its 200-day moving average on Monday. So is this a sign that stocks are breaking out of their recent trading range? Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund & Hodges Small Cap Fund, and Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management, shared their best plays.

  • The Day Ahead: BlackBerry's Big Reveal Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
    Blackberry Torch 9800

    Smartphones are the hottest thing in the tech world these days, and no company has been in the game longer than Research in Motion. Unfortunately for RIM (and its shareholders), it's beginning to look its age. The messaging-centric approach that helped the company beat early rivals Microsoft and Palm for dominance in the market now looks like a liability.