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  • 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.

  • America's Crumbling Bridges Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 10:52 AM ET

    In 2011, the American Society of Civil Engineers rated the nation's overall infrastructure a "D," with bridges receiving a "C." Here's a list of states with the most structurally unsound bridges.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • High-Speed Rail to Nowhere  Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Billions of tax dollars are being spent on a high-speed railway in California that supporters say will bring thousands of jobs, but some are calling it a boondoggle. KNTV's Scott Budman has the details.

  • America: The Land Paved With Red Tape Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:50 PM ET
    Pothole

    Why President Obama's new National Infrastructure Bank would create more bureaucracy and red tape.

  • 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).

  • US Not in Recession, Stocks to Rise: Byron Wien Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 5:24 PM ET

    Former Morgan Stanley chief U.S. investment strategist Byron Wien remains an optimist and sees the stock market rising by the end of the year, he told CNBC Thursday.  "I don’t think we’re in a recession."

  • The Great Spending Debate  Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    Debating whether "shovel ready' infrastructure spending creates jobs, with Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author, and Mort Zuckerman, New York Daily News publisher.

  • Don't Judge China on Phantom Facts Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 8:56 PM ET
    Rail attendants pose with the Chinese high-speed trains at a station in Shanghai on October 26, 2010, prior to the launch of the Shanghai to Hangzhou line. China's latest new high-speed passenger rail line went into service, halving travel time to 45 minutes between Shanghai and the eastern lake city of Hangzhou, officials said. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    There are a lot of doomsday scenarios about China’s economy floating around these days and oddly, a number of them are focusing on infrastructure spending and rising local debt rather than the real threat of rampant inflation.

  • There are some interesting changes among the ranks of America’s Top—and bottom—States for Business. Accordingly, we’ve adjusted the categories. Here is the updated methodology:

  • Moving Up The Rankings of Top States For Business Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania can all make a good case for most-improved status, but, as usual, it depends on what metric you value the most.

  • The Old Dominion State returns as America’s Top State for Business in 2011, and we’re starting to detect a pattern here.

  • America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Following two years on top in 2008, and 2010, Texas is back at No. 2

  • Top State Countdown: North Carolina  Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals North Carolina scored high points for workforce, infrastructure, and low taxes, making it a perennial contender for top state.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    We hope our fifth annual report on the states is the most comprehensive. We certainly have the highest quality data with the vast resources of the 2010 U.S. Census augmenting our exclusive recipe.

  • KKR Looks at Post-Nuclear Future Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:47 AM ET

    The end of Europe's love affair with nuclear energy provides fertile ground for the development of other renewable sources of power, according to the head of European infrastructure at private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which has just completed a major deal in the sector.

  • Open sign in window

    When states make their pitches to companies, those pitches invariably include selling points that will somehow be paid for by taxpayers. Business incentives, quality education, strong infrastructure—none of that is free.

  • Beijing Must Avoid Giant Pop in House Prices Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 | 9:36 PM ET
    Apartments in China

    Housing construction is such a driver of the Chinese economy that if a real estate bubble were to burst the resulting shock could see economic growth fall to the low single digits. The FT reports.