Welcome to PowerTalk, where we talk with CEOs, COOs and other key business people at public and private companies as well as other subject matter experts.
This week’s PowerTalk interview is with Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, boasts more than 2,000 members – from startup entrepreneurs to Google.
Gary’s 20 years of experience with consumer electronics have given him some fascinating insights into the role technology and innovation plays in driving our country and our economy forward. The interview is a wonderful talk on how consumer electronics have come to permeate every facet of our lives, so let’s get to it.
The past week was a solid one in global stock markets, as a year-end Santa Claus rally continues to take hold. The S&P 500 ended the week 1.33% higher, the NASDAQ was up 1.07%, while the MSCI Emerging Market Index rose 0.65%.
Asian stocks rose overnight and the euro hit multi-month highs, as signs of progress in resolving the U.S. "fiscal cliff" budget crisis combined with expectations of more aggressive monetary stimulus from the Bank of Japan to lift riskier assets across the globe. Over
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