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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week CNBC is heading to Techonomy 2010, a new business conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. that examines the economic power of innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.
Traders as well as Fast Money friends have revealed some of their top trading ideas for the second half of 2010.
Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of Oracle, raked in that sum from 1999 to 2009, making him the highest-paid CEO and the next poster boy for the pay prudes.
Everyone got out of hand with too much leverage a few years ago. Now in deal making, the media banker said, "we are giving companies enough leverage to actually transact in sectors—sometimes with leverage ratios that are higher than if they traded in that same sector."
There is always the danger one class of shares could get acquired, which would throw the relationship out of whack. There are also liquidity issues as well. But biggest reason for me is the notion that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, specific absorption rate, or SAR, is "a way of measuring the quantity of radio frequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body." For a phone to pass FCC certification and be sold in the United States, its maximum SAR level must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram. In Europe, the level is capped at 2 watts per kilogram while Canada allows a maximum of 1.6 watts per kilogram.
Can commercial real estate possibly resurrect itself without the mortgage-backed securitization market? It's a chicken and egg question, really. Does commercial real estate need securitization to come back to survive, or will the securitization market return if prices go up?
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