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  • "There are two prices that matter for Australia right now, those for homes and those for commodities, said Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia at HSBC. The alarm is shared by Australia as over 35 percent of its exports go to China, giving it an annual trade surplus worth around A $50 billion with the Asian giant.

  • 'I am a science geek!': 'Big Bang Theory' actress Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Mayim Bialik headshot

    "Big Bang" actress Mayim Bialik is a self-proclaimed science geek (she has a Ph.D.) and wants to get kids excited about math and science.

  • Morgan Stanley plans a start-up—in natural gas Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley plans to build and run a U.S. compressed natural gas export facility, even as it sells its physical oil business.

  • Big threat to coastal cities isn't getting fixed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    A woman walks with her dog by homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy along the beach in the Rockaways on January 15, 2013 in New York City.

    The U.S. lacks a plan to save coastal cities from hurricanes and rising sea levels, and getting there may not be easy.

  • This sector in China is seeing a 'massive decline'   Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:17 PM ET
    This sector in China is seeing a 'massive decline'

    Ron Napier, Head of Napier Investment Advisors, describes his worries over China's construction sector.

  • Freedom Tower designer in $4B construction deal Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    AECOM's projects include One World Trade Center in New York City.

    AECOM Technology said it will pay $4 billion to acquire URS in an acquisition that is expected to complete in October.

  • $60M Texas high school stadium deemed unsafe Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    The $60 million high school stadium that got national attention for its grandeur _ and its price tag _ will be shut down indefinitely just 18 months after its opening, North Texas school district officials said Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, for an examination of cracking in the concrete of the stadium's concourse.

    One of the most expensive high school football stadiums in America will be closed this fall because its concrete is cracking.

  • Land Securities pre-tax profit doubles   Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Land Securities pre-tax profit doubles

    Robert Noel, CEO of Land Securities tells CNBC that the group is beginning to "reap the rewards" from the "bold call" it made to build new buildings with no rental agreements in place.

  • Finding commercial real estate's sweet spot   Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Finding commercial real estate's sweet spot

    There is a lot of capital from around the world flowing into real estate and the fundamentals are good, explains Robert Sulentic, CBRE Group president & CEO, sharing his outlook on the nation's real estate market. And Robert Wolf, 32 Advisors CEO, wants to know about the uptick in new construction. Don't expect a dramatic amount of new supply over the next couple of years, says Sulentic.

  • Nice snapback in residential construction   Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Nice snapback in residential construction

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on the latest ISM Index number, construction spending from March and initial jobless claims.

  • ISM good, construction spending weak: Santelli   Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    ISM good, construction spending weak: Santelli

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports April's ISM Index resulted at 54.9, and March construction spending was up 0.2 percent.

  • CAT story about US construction: Cramer   Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    CAT story about US construction: Cramer

    Despite a slowdown in CAT's mining equipment business, CNBC's Jim Cramer says U.S. construction is back big, as he breaks down Caterpillar's Q1 earnings that exceeded the Street's forecast.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • China's construction sector is top threat: Napier   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:22 PM ET
    This is the issue to look out for China

    Ron Napier, Head of Napier Investment Advisors, explains how the massive decline in Chinese construction activity will hurt growth.

  • Deere CEO: Livestock farmers seeing improvement   Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Deere CEO: Livestock farmers seeing improvement

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks with Deere CEO Sam Allen about economics of agricultural supply and demand.

  • South Korea resort roof collapses, 8 students dead Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Rescue workers search for survivors from a collapsed resort gymnasium on February 18, 2014 in Gyeongju, South Korea.

    South Korean media reported that the heavy snowfall was believed to have resulted in the collapse, but the cause was still being investigated.

  • Panama Canal construction halt   Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    Panama Canal construction halt

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how delays in the expansion of the Panama Canal could benefit West Coast ports.

  • Hotel construction challenges at Sochi   Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Hotel construction challenges at Sochi

    Ted Knighton, Interstate Hotels & Resorts president & COO, discusses the reality of building in Sochi and provides insight into the challenges hotel operators are facing at the Olympics.

  • The 'next Cabbage Patch'   Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    The 'next Cabbage Patch'

    GoldieBlox founder & CEO Debbie Sterling, provides insight on her toy to inspire women and girl engineers. "The Apprentice" Season 1 winner Bill Rancic, and Brad Smith, Intuit president & CEO, discuss the process to picking Sterling.

  • Olympics: Going for the gold, spending in the red Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bolshoy Ice Dome and other Sochi Olympic venues under construction in August 2013

    The Olympics in Sochi will surpass $50 billion, making it the most expensive games ever. Some experts say the costs far outweigh the benefits.