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  • Stocks rose across all sectors on Monday, led by telecom, utilities and consumer staples. Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital and Eugene Peroni, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management discussed their market insights.

  • After Drought, Hope for Shows Made for Web Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 11:29 AM ET
    Illeana Douglas on "Easy To Assemble".

    After a protracted drought, money is trickling back into the professional Web video industry. So-called branded entertainment deals like the one by Ikea are becoming more common, helping to nourish new programming. The NYT reports.

  • Dow Rises for Third Consecutive Week Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    US stocks posted modest gains during the first week of August, led by the S&P 500 index with a gain of 1.82%.  Within the S&P, health care and energy companies rose the most. Pork belly future contracts jumped 18% for the week, while the dollar fell to a 15-year low against the Japanese yen.

  • Stocks Pull Off 1.8% Gain for Week Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday, but ended off their earlier lows, amid disappointment in the July jobs report. Still, stocks managed to finish solidly higher for the week.

  • Stocks Tumble, Led by Banks; Kraft Gains Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks were sharply lower Friday after a second straight drop in payrolls increased expectations of a slow economic recovery. Financials led the decline. Kraft rose.

  • Techonomy Takeaways: Big Ideas from Innovators Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 11:41 AM ET
    Bill Gates at the Techonomy Conference.

    Six innovators and thought leaders, including Bill Gates and Larry Page, share thoughts and ideas about privacy, social media and the American dream.

  • Google

    The California Supreme Court says a former Google manager can sue the search engine on claims he was fired because of his age.

  • 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."