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  • Fluor: Profits from High Oil Prices     Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer say Flour is a terrific way to play the new era of high oil prices, and if the stock dips on bad news from Europe, buy it.

  • 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.

  • Infrastructure: Private Sector Solution?     Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 7:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the state of our nation's crumbling infrastructure, and whether there's a role for private sector investment.

  • Danger Underground     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:04 AM ET

    There are 2.5 million miles of pipelines criss-crossing our country, and the age of some of those pipelines is raising concern. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at what happens when pipelines fail, and what is being done to prevent disasters.

  • Levees on the Brink     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:03 AM ET

    The American Society of Civil Engineers rates our nation's 100,000 miles of levees with a grade of a D-. So what area of the country is most at risk for a levee failure?

  • The I-35W Bridge Collapse     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:02 AM ET

    The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse in 2007 was a real awakening when it comes to the state of our infrastructure. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera meets with one family that experienced that awaking first hand.

  • State of Our Nation's Bridges     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:01 AM ET

    America's infrastructure crisis stretches coast to coast. One of the worst problems facing the country -- the state of our nation's bridges.

  • State of Our Nation's Bridges     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 12:01 AM ET

    America's infrastructure crisis stretches coast to coast. One of the worst problems facing the country -- the state of our nation's bridges.

  • Fluor & Foster Wheeler: A Study In Contrasts Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Fluor and Foster Wheeler's results weren't the same, even if the media said otherwise.

  • Cramer: It's FLR vs. FWLT     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    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.

  • Jobs Report & Construction     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 2:09 PM ET

    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.

  • Collapsed bridge

    Looking at the current forecast models for gridlock, the consequences of inaction are significant both at home and when examining our global competitiveness.

  • Myths — And Realities — About Innovation Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    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.   

  • The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Potholes in road

    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • Old Products, New Innovation Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
    A Zipcard is used to gain entrance to a Zipcar.

  • Race to Rebuild: National Infrastructure Bank     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    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).

  • Small Innovations Are a Big Deal Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:55 PM ET
    ChotuKool, the world's cheapest refrigerator, launched by Indian conglomerate Godrej and Boyce

    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.

  • A New Trump Tower in Manila     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman/president discusses his plans to expand in Asia, and his meeting with presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.

  • August Housing Starts Down Five Percent     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    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.

  • Best And Brightest Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    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.