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  • 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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • With Tony Hayward leaving the top spot at BP, Cramer's marquee list of who he thinks are the worst bosses in business needed an update.

    Find some of their most debatable choices in this slide show—and Cramer's opinion on them, of course—which includes the CEOs of Nokia, Johnson & Johnson, Massey Energy, Blackstone Group, WellPoint and more.

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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.

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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.

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    Forget arguments over deflation, inflation, and double-dips and read the tea leaves. By pushing yields to these levels, buyers are sending a message of extreme conservatism. A relative melt-up is still possible, but the bond markets are talking, and they deserve to be heard.

  • Plus, why Google is no longer the growth stock it once was and more.

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    This week CNBC is heading to Techonomy 2010, a new business conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. that examines the economic power of innovation.

  • A sign advertising the BlackBerry mobile phone is seen at a shopping mall in Dubai on August 01, 2010

    The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are moving to block RIMs BlackBerry email and instant messaging services, moves that are putting pressure on the stock today — and highlighting how secure BlackBerry messaging really is.

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    The market does not like unpredictability, and we are headed into August with more questions than answers. That weighs on confidence. And that could make the next couple months much more difficult than July.

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    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.

  • Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft spacer hosted its annual analyst day in Redmond yesterday, laying out its plans to dominate the consumer electronics market as well as convince investors that the company is on track to re-energize growth. But many questions remain for this technology giant.

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

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