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  • 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.

  • The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs may spin off part of its proprietary trading operations into an independent hedge fund as soon as Friday,  speeding up the firm's move to comply with new rules limiting Wall Street firms from betting their own money in financial markets.

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    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.

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    Bilateral investment treaties, or BITs, are usually portrayed, along with free-trade agreements, by the mainstream media as being ruinous to the U.S. economy. In fact, such pacts between the U.S. and emerging economic powerhouses such as China, India and Korea are key to maintaining our place as the world’s economic leader.

  • Every now and then, the time is right for higher-level observations. The equilibrium between stocks and bonds has been broken. There is no "bond bubble." There are children of the baby boom generation who will not purchase stocks like their parents did, and that is quite an important development to monitor.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • 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.

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    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."

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    The company launched "Too Cheap to Advertise", an online campaign where it solicited 30-second commercials from the public (for free!) in exchange for $50,000 in free travel (no cash upfront!). "Cheap is an attitude," the company says, adding that customers embrace it, "so who better to create a commercial?"

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    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?

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    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.

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    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.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    it is more important than ever for people in business (or those working in other institutions) to broaden their peripheral vision and be more aware of technological advances in adjoining disciplines and industries.

  • Intel

    At about 10 a.m. ET, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is expected to explain a settlement that the government has reached with Intel, the world's largest chipmaker.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • The Apple Magic TrackPad

    There aren’t many sacred cows left in computing – the beige box, CRT and floppy drive are dead. But the mouse has remained. Until now.

  • Hilary Schneider, Yahoo's EVP, Americas Region

    There's no question about who runs the show at Yahoo: That's CEO Carol Bartz. But after her, no one has more power than Hilary Schneider.

  • 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.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.