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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein

Bloomberg (video): Goldman's Blankfein Talks Trade, Credit Markets and Bitcoin 

Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., sits down with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait to discuss U.S. trade policy, the state of credit markets and his views on cryptocurrencies. They speak at the Economic Club of New York. (Source: Bloomberg)

Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek

MarketWatch: Why Western Union’s CEO Doesn’t See Bitcoin a Fast Track to Overtaking Dollars, Euros

Western Union Co. won’t add a cyrptocurrency transfer solution to its arsenal soon, said CEO Hikmet Ersek. Speaking at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday morning, the head of the money-transfer giant explained that customers firmly favor fiat currency over upstart digital counterparts due to the broad usability of cold, hard assets like cash.

Harvard President Emeritus Larry Summers

Bloomberg: Larry Summers Says His ‘Secular Stagnation’ Thesis Is Catching On

The Harvard economist cites signs that people are buying into the concept, despite what looks like healthy economic growth.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Reuters: Canada's Trudeau Says Feeling Positive About NAFTA Talks

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he felt positive about talks to update the NAFTA trade pact, which U.S. officials say need to be wrapped up very quickly for the current Congress to vote on a final text.

Banque de France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau

Reuters UK: Risks Growing That Could Alter ECB's Tightening Plan - Villeroy

The European Central Bank would have to alter its march toward a more normal policy stance if growing risks from protectionism, exchange rates or market swings end up depressing inflation, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabian Ministers

Al Arabiya: At Economic Club of New York, Saudi Ministers Showcase New Economic Prospects

On the sidelines of the historic visit to the United States by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the Economic Club of New York organized a panel discussion on new economic opportunities in the Kingdom.

Investor Peter Thiel

Yahoo! Finance: Peter Thiel: The vast majority of the capital I give companies is just going to landlords

Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel believes the high cost of living is stifling entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. “One thing I’ve been thinking about as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley is the vast majority of the capital I give to the companies is just going to landlords. It’s going to commercial real estate and even more to urban slumlords of one sort or another. And that’s an odd thing to be doing as a venture capitalist. That’s so disproportionate,” Thiel said at an event on Thursday hosted by the Economic Club of New York.

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman

Bloomberg: PayPal CEO Says Cryptocurrencies Are Just an Experiment for Now

Despite the hype, PayPal Holdings Inc. isn’t buying into crypto for now. Speaking at the Economic Club of New York in Manhattan, PayPal Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman said cryptocurrencies have a very uncertain future. “Regulations need to be sorted out and a whole number of other things,” he said. “It’s an experiment right now that is very unclear which direction it will go.”

MICROSOFT CEO SATYA NADELLA

CNBC: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: The Technology Industry Can't Shrug Off Possible Job Losses From A.I.  

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at a company conference in 2014.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday that technology companies need to accept that their design choices help create both the good and bad of artificial intelligence technology. "I feel like sometimes we in tech, even, abdicate control: '[AI] is going to happen tomorrow and our best case is that we're going to be domesticated cats or whatever.' But no, it's a choice. I'm not making fun of that as a consequence. It could happen, but only if we abdicate," Nadella said.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Yahoo! Finance: NFL Commissioner: We're focused on adjusting for millennials (video) 

CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's comments about the league at the Economic Club of New York. 
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