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  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Can Infrastructure Be Fixed? Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 2:53 PM ET
    Can Infrastructure Be Fixed?

    Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, discusses what it will take to improve America's infrastructure.

  • People, Planet, Profit: Railroads Plastic Ties Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 6:40 AM ET
    People, Planet, Profit: Railroads Plastic Ties

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at railroads using plastics to make railroad ties.

  • Apple Launches Audit of Chinese Suppliers Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 10:19 PM ET
    Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    Apple has hired an outside specialist firm to help audit the environmental practices of its suppliers in China following a series of critical reports by activists. The FT reports.

  • T. Boone on Energy Independence Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 7:53 AM ET
    T. Boone on Energy Independence

    T. Boone Pickens discusses his outlook for energy and how easy it is for the United States to develop its own energy and the benefits of getting off of OPEC's oil.

  • T. Boone Pickens: A New Energy Plan Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 7:00 AM ET
    T. Boone Pickens: A New Energy Plan

    Turmoil continues to spread in Europe, based on the day's headlines. T. Boone Pickens, founder & CEO, BP Capital Management, talks about the progress of his Picken's plan to develop an energy plan for the U.S. He also comments on the new Keystone pipeline that's running from Canada to Texas.

  • Cramer: Cleanup with Clean Harbors Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 6:50 PM ET
    Cramer: Cleanup with Clean Harbors

    The cleanup business is booming, says Mad Money's Cramer, and CLH is a fabulous business where revenues are up 41% year over year. Discussing the company's double-digit growth, with Alan McKim, Clean Harbors CEO.

  • Mario Gabelli's Market Outlook Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 7:35 AM ET
    Mario Gabelli's Market Outlook

    There are strong areas of opportunity to invest in now, says Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors, Inc. chairman/CEO/CIO, who shares his strategies to make money.

  • Green - Winner & Losers - A CNBC Special Report

    Federal, state, and even local government policies have had a huge impact on the research and development of alternative fuels, but  a clear rival to fossil fuels has yet to emerge in the marketplace. Take our poll on which energy source you think will succeed over the next decade.

  • Green Energy Has Clear Winners and Losers in 2011 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    An Aerotecture turbine near Chicago.

    To mark our annual November "Green Is Universal" week, we've assembled a "Green Winners & Losers 2011" special report, looking at six  industries whose fortunes either rose or fell this year.

  • Ethanol Industry Faces Headwinds Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:28 PM ET
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    The industry has had a profitable year despite the jump in corn prices , but overcapacity and the end of a generous government subsidy are major concerns.

  • Japan Disaster Towers Over Nuclear Power Industry Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:28 PM ET
    nuclear power station

    The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan last March put the brakes on the industry's revival, dimming prospects for the immediate future.

  • Solar Industry Falls Into Shadow in 2011 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    Solar plant

    Investors in the solar industry have needed a strong stomach this year, and that’s unlikely to change soon.

  • Energy Efficiency Market Attracting Smart Money Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    PG&E employee installing a smart meter in California.

    In the current economic climate of corporate thrift, the booming market for technologies to use less energy continues to attract more investor capital.

  • Electric-Vehicle Sales Move Out of First Gear Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:26 PM ET
    GM Spark 2012

    Although sales of some models have missed expectations, electric vehicles, EV, are a greentech success story just by showing up in significant numbers in 2011.

  • Recycling Export Boom Turns Green Into Gold Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:26 PM ET
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    The industry is  at a unique point in history, where  economic growth overseas, high energy costs, demand for commodities  and better recovery technologies have converged to swell revenue.

  • Chevy Volt

    Federal officials are examining the safety of electric car batteries after a Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery caught fire.

  • Opponents Claim Victory as Obama Delays Oil Pipeline Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 8:33 AM ET
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    The Obama administration said plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas could be avoided.

  • A hydraulic fracturing site

    At an oil industry conference last week in Houston, one presenter said the “fracking” industry faced an “insurgency.” Another said his company has several former military psychological operations, or “psy ops” specialists, on staff.

  • In spite of the Thai government's warning that the world's largest exporter of rice could lose as much as a quarter of its crop because of the floods, analysts tell CNBC the potential shortfall is unlikely to impact prices.