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  • Big business pushes Congress on crumbling roads Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    As the Highway Trust Fund approaches exhaustion, business leaders are pushing for new roads and funds. The NYT reports.

  • New India rail minister seeks foreign investment Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    MUMBAI, India— India's new rail minister on Tuesday proposed allowing foreign investment to modernize the country's cash-strapped state railways. Sadananda Gowda also outlined plans for a network of high-speed trains, with the first project slated to connect the financial capital, Mumbai, with the home state of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Privatize our roads?     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    Walter Block, Ph.D. economics professor at Loyola University, makes the case for private roads in the U.S.

  • Potential Houston midair plane collision averted Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Federal Aviation Administration authorities say air traffic controllers at a Houston airport averted a potential midair collision of two planes.

  • World Cup overpass project collapses in Brazil Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    File Photo - Fans of the Brazilian football team buy food on the street from a mobile catering van after watching Brazil play Cameroon on June 23, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed onto vehicles below.

  • US seeks more security at some overseas airports Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.

  • US seeks more security at some foreign airports Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, according to a counterterrorism official, prompting the U.S. to call for tighter security measures Wednesday at some foreign airports.

  • US airports' billion $ problem     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association president, discusses how airport congestion and infrastructure issues are discouraging overseas travelers from coming to the Unites States.

  • Obama administration: Highway funds are drying up Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation

    The Obama administration warned states that federal highway funds will be mostly gone in August, limiting the money for road and bridge projects.

  • In a convoy that stretches hundreds of meters, the trucks travel east across northern Israel, bringing goods from Europe to customers in Jordan and beyond. The number of trucks crossing between Israel and Jordan has jumped some 300 percent since 2011, to 10,589 trucks a year, according to the Israel Airports Authority.

  • Here's Amazon's biggest problem Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Amazon delivery via Prime Air drone

    Here is the one big roadblock to Amazon's success, says Jake Novak.

  • SANAA, June 26- Suspected Islamist militants attacked an airport in the eastern Yemeni city of Seiyun early on Thursday, clashing with soldiers and occupying parts of the building, sources at the airport said.

  • Islamists attack airport in Yemen's Hadramawt region Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    SANAA, June 26- Suspected Islamist militants attacked the airport in Seiyoun in Hadramawt province of eastern Yemen early on Thursday, occupying parts of it and clashing with soldiers, sources at the airport told Reuters. There were no immediate reports of casualties but the sources said fighting continued in the airport.

  • 5 critical steps for Ukrainian energy independence Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the highway on April 30, 2014 near Slavyansk, Ukraine.

    It is possible for Ukraine to free itself from dependence on Russian natural gas, according to Oilprice.com.

  • Raise the gas tax or steal from our kids: Corker Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN

    The best way to keep government transportation coffers full without hurting future generations is to increase the gas tax, Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.

  • Gerardo Salazar, CEO of Banco Interacciones, explains how the lender is facilitating Asian investment into Mexican infrastructure.

  • Salman Karim, Managing Director at Orion Group, describes opportunities that he sees in Bangladesh as the country aims to improve its infrastructure.

  • Sen. Murphy proposes gas tax hike     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    To help fund transportation programs, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) makes the case for raising the gas tax.

  • Gas tax hike?     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on an infrastructure plan that may cause more pain at the pump.

  • Gas tax impasse hampers summer road repair Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Members of the Boston Public Works Department fill potholes.

    The political debate over whether to raise taxes on gasoline is creating headaches for much-needed road repairs during the critical summer months.