Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price. But homeowners considering a green remodel should also weigh how long it will take for the improvements to reap savings. ' "said Sid Davis, a home renovator and author of" Your Eco-Friendly Home: Buying, Building or...» Read More
Mad Money's Cramer says investing in companies in the same industry doesn't necessarily mean you'll get similar results. For example, in the engineering & construction sector, Fluor is in terrific shape, and is a buy; while Foster Wheeler is doing awful, and investors should stay away from it.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the details on the latest jobs report, and a look at the hard-hit construction sector, which lost 20,000 jobs for the month, with Michael Russell, H.J. Russell & Company.
Looking at the current forecast models for gridlock, the consequences of inaction are significant both at home and when examining our global competitiveness.
Many would-be innovators have misconceptions about the process of innovation itself. Here, we review some common myths of innovation and separate fiction from fact.
America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.
Debating whether President Obama's plan for a national infrastructure bank will create jobs, or more government bureaucracy, with Rep. John Mica, (R-FL), and Rep. Donna Edwards, (D-MD).
With so much need that must be met, businesses with that “bigger is always better” mentality are struggling with how to capture all of the opportunity.
Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman/president discusses his plans to expand in Asia, and his meeting with presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Shares of home builder Hovananian are down more than sixty percent this year. Ara Hovnanian, Hovnanian Enterprises president/CEO, provides perspective on interest rates and the need to raise more capital.
Invention and innovation can change how an economy, a company, even the human body, works — quickly and profoundly. Our special report, "The Future of Innovation," is about defining innovation in the 21st century, and seeking out where it is alive and well in America.
Necessity no longer seems to be the mother of invention. The disposable consumer society has facilitated rapid-paced innovation that has blurred the line between good and bad.
Great new ideas are only the first link in a chain that includes government and corporate allies in an economy that supports risk.
What a terrible time to try to sell an innovation. Oh, for the boom years of a decade ago, when investment capital was as plentiful as the dew.
Depending on whom you ask, there's divergence about which entrepreneur, brand, and product is the most innovative — as technology strikes a different chord with each generation.
As the pace of innovation quickens, finding an edge is becoming harder. How can the U.S. nurture innovation?
As the landscape of innovation becomes increasingly global, there's growing concern that the U.S is no longer the leader.
A growing number of parents and educators are leveraging technology to transform grade-school education into a stay-at-home, online experience, partly because of shrinking public budgets and curricula.
Some of the the best tech innovators are college dropouts. Now one of them is paying aspiring ones to quit school and brainstorm. Peter Thiel's fellowship program is now underway.
The city of Charlotte, N.C. and a handful of major companies are hoping cutting-edge technology can show 82,000 workers in the biggest downtown office towers how to save energy