• Unplugged no more: Subways going digital Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    Woman using smartphone in subway

    Subways may no longer be digital black holes for riders, as many of the country's largest cities are working to bring cell service underground.

  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday. In the immediate aftermath of the December arrest, Johnson ordered a 90- day...

  • What Indonesia can do to entice investors   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    What Indonesia can do to entice investors

    As Indonesia's infrastructure woes cannot be resolved quickly, the government should focus on a few success stories to send an encouraging signal to investors, says Chatib Basri, former finance minister of Indonesia from May 2013-October 2014.

  • China woos Pakistan with billions in aid Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:20 PM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    China's president, Xi Jinping, travels to Pakistan on Monday laden with tens of billions of dollars in infrastructure and energy assistance.

  • How Indonesia is progressing with reforms   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:19 PM ET
    How Indonesia is progressing with reforms

    Sofyan Djalil, Indonesia's coordinating minister for Economic Affairs, explains the progress of reforms in the country's land and power sectors.

  • Who's driving infrastructure development in Indonesia

    While the Indonesian government has the political will to develop infrastructure, the private sector is taking the lead in rural areas, says Anderson Tanoto, director of RGE Group.

  • Here's the significance of China-led AIIB   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:38 PM ET
    Here's the significance of China-led AIIB

    Eswar Prasad, senior professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank poses a "significant challenge" to the existing structure of global institutions.

  • Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Bill Shuster, R- Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Shelley Rubino, a vice president for global government affairs at Airlines for America, a trade association for major U.S. airlines, doesn't lobby him or his staff. Shuster represents the same congressional district that was represented by his father, Bud Shuster, who...

  • Did the US overreact to China-led AIIB?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Did the US overreact to China-led AIIB?

    Speculation that China will use the AIIB to undermine U.S. power is unlikely as the development bank isn't part of the financial system, says Fraser Howie, managing director at Newedge Singapore.

  • US reaction on AIIB is a victory for China: Pro   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:39 PM ET
    US reaction on AIIB is a victory for China: Pro

    Michael Pettis, finance professor at Peking University, explains why the reaction from the U.S. over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank translates into a victory for China.

  • Singapore: What it takes to build a smart city   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:53 PM ET
    Singapore: What it takes to build a smart city

    Singapore has been seen as a good example of a sustainable smart city, but the use of technology is not without its downsides. CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports.

  • How this firm is improvising on street lights   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    How this firm is improvising on street lights

    Hugh Martin, chairman & CEO of Sensity Systems, introduces the company's idea to convert street lighting infrastructure into a sensor network.

  • Is India's 'smart cities' project too ambitious?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:45 PM ET
    Is India's 'smart cities' project too ambitious?

    While India's plan to get its cities working more efficiently is ambitious, it is a positive news for investors, says Nicholas Holt, Asia Pacific Head of Research at Knight Frank.

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti— The 50- year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of rural northern Haiti. But Williamcite Noel, the only VCS employee in Haiti, had nothing to offer.

  • Asia's alternative bank   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Asia's alternative bank

    The U.K.; Germany; France and Italy have signed on to join China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Discussing the United States' opposition, with CNBC's Jeff Cox and Ravin Ghandi, GMM Nonstick Coatings CEO,

  • Long tarmac delays at US airports spiked in February Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    But consumers' biggest gripe was aimed at United Airlines for refusing to honor super-cheap first-class fares that mistakenly appeared on its website for Denmark on Feb. 11. Eleven of the long delays were American Airlines or American Eagle flights to or from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport during a Feb. 27 snow storm, the government said.

  • Charter flights planned between Orlando and Cuba Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Charter flights will start this summer between Orlando and Cuba. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Thursday said Island Travel& Tours will begin nonstop flights to Cuba in July. Travelers to Cuba will need to get prior approval from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

  • Charles Schumer rode the "R'' train from Brooklyn to City Hall on Thursday morning, chatting with straphangers, handing out leaflets and, at times, adopting Boston accents as they called for the public to pressure Congress to increase federal transportation funding. The two men, both Democrats, urged Congress to replenish the federal highway trust fund, which is...

  • Prefabricated buildings: The new trend in China?

    With anti-pollution becoming a major focus for the Chinese government, some builders are turning to more innovative ways. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • This is slowing renewables’ advance in Asia Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Two Uighur children play around the solar panels in the remote Bulunkou township in the mountains south of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

    Across Asia, governments are trying to boost renewables' share of the energy mix, but often, there's one big obstacle holding projects back: money.