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Entries by Peter S. Goodman from 01/2012

At CES, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Strains For Relevance In Keynote

Posted 01.10.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Listening to Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer last night hyperventilate about the company's supposedly stupendous future as purvey...

Consumer Electronics Show: Recycling Grows With E-Waste Spread

Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Inside the mad hum of the convention center, an overwhelming array of gadgetry confronts attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show, a sh...

In South Carolina, Candidates And Citizens Occupy Separate Realms

Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Inside a cavernous ballroom at a downtown hotel, Newt Gingrich stands beneath crystal chandeliers, addressing a crowd of several hun...

GOP Campaign Trail Filled With Revisionist History

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

I've just returned from a sojourn in an alternate historical universe, which is to say I've been in South Carolina, listening to the Republican presid...

At Davos, Recognition of Global Slowdown

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Among the less helpful ideas that has managed to endure despite a reappraisal of economic wisdom is the notion that faster-growi...

Merkel Dismisses Euro Crisis, Champions Austerity At Davos

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Do they hand out Nobel prizes for advances in delusional thinking? If so, I hereby nominate Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel,...

OccupyWEF Protesters Say World Economic Forum Leaders 'Should Disband'

Posted 01.26.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- A mile away, in the center of this posh ski resort, some of the most powerful people on earth are gathered in pinstripes, discus...

World Economic Forum: At Davos, Austerity Reigns

Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- As much of the globe grapples with lean economic prospects, and as Europe in particular sinks toward a recession that could spre...

Eric Schmidt At Davos Praises Globalization, Dismisses Jobs Crisis

Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, is clearly tired of modern-day Luddites complaining about the job-destroying for...

At World Economic Forum, Fear of Global Contagion Dominates

| Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- They came, they feasted on smoked sturgeon and black truffle risotto, drank liquor paid for by global banks, endured dozens of s...