This is a jobless recovery. That's the consensus among the executives and entrepreneurs here, who say improving employment is their #1 priority.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
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.
Goldman Sachs' plan to spin off its proprietary trading business has run into an expected technology glitch that has sent the Wall Street firm scrambling to hire computer programers and project managers.
A wave of innovation is redefining what’s possible. From nano-scale sensors to intuitive mobile devices, we can transform the noise of the information explosion into knowledge. Information technology will be the key to harnessing and democratizing the power of information.
Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, sat down with Maria Bartiromo at the "Techonomy Conference" in Lake Tahoe to talk about technological advancements and what they mean for the future of trading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?"
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?
An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.
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.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.