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  • 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
    Race to Rebuild: National Infrastructure Bank

    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
    A New Trump Tower in Manila

    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
    August Housing Starts Down Five Percent

    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
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    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.

  • Good And Bad Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
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    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.

  • National Success Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
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    Great new ideas are only the first link in a chain that includes government and corporate allies in an economy that supports risk.

  • The Right Climate for Innovation Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
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    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.

  • Future of Innovation - See Complete Coverage

    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.

  • CNBC Poll: How Can the U.S. Increase Innovation? Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:10 AM ET
    Future of Innovation - See Complete Coverage

    As the pace of innovation quickens, finding an edge is becoming harder.  How can the U.S. nurture innovation?

  • POLL: U.S. Lost Its Innovative Edge? Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:10 AM ET
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    As the landscape of innovation becomes increasingly global, there's growing concern that the U.S is no longer the leader.

  • School For The Digital Generation Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
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    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.

  • Growing Entrepreneurs Outside the Classroom Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, founder of the Theil Foundation and is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.

    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.

  • Bright Idea From A Public-Private Partnership Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    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

  • Packers CEO & Stadium Expansion   Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    Sharing insight into how the NFL league is faring financially since the recession and the latest on the stadium construction, with Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers president/CEO and CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Construction Spending Drops Most in Six Months Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    New home construction

    Builders cut back on spending by the largest amount in six months in July with sharp reductions in outlays for government building projects.

  • ISM Manufacturing & Construction Spending   Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 10:02 AM ET
    ISM Manufacturing & Construction Spending

    Breaking down the data on August's ISM manufacturing and July's construction spending numbers, with CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman, and perspective on the U.S. economy, with Stuart Hoffman, PNC Financial chief economist

  • New Homes Facing Old Headaches   Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    New Homes Facing Old Headaches

    Could a White House announcement provide a much needed boost to home builders? Insight with Josh Levin,Citi, and Daniel Oppenheim, Credit Suisse.

  • 10 Major Architectural Failures Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    People make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes happen on the job. Usually, the incident is corrected and the whole thing is forgotten within minutes. However, the workplace mistake is harder to ignore when the person who makes it is an architect. After all, when the teenager working the drive-thru window gives you a Quarter Pounder instead of a Big Mac, it causes a lot less trauma than when a 3,000 foot long suspension bridge collapses into the Puget Sound.In , the legendary American archite

    These mistakes are big, costly and spectacular. What are some of the more notable architectural failures in modern history?