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  • 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.

  • It all turns on the criteria that make up the ten categories in our point system and this year has brought some interesting changes. Here's the rundown.

  • China Land Price Fall Threatens Local Finances Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 9:44 PM ET
    Apartment buildings in Liaoning Province, China.

    If recent land auctions across China are anything to go by, then Beijing’s efforts to cool the country’s sizzling residential property market are finally beginning to work after a year of moral suasion and threats to local governments, banks and developers. The FT reports.

  • China’s Economy Slows, But Inflation Still a Threat Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 3:13 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    The question now is how much economic growth may slow, before the authorities shift from controlling inflation to revving the growth engine. The NYT reports.

  • Why China Needs to Keep Building Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:49 PM ET
    China

    The Chinese government’s growth strategy has been to invest in highways, subways and bridges. Infrastructure spending, rising incomes, and a lack of leverage are contributing to stable future growth.

  • Surprising Six-Figure Jobs Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 5:01 PM ET
    When you think of jobs that pay six figures, you think doctor, lawyer -- and anything with the word “chief,” “director,” “engineer” or “petroleum” in it.But there are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. People you may encounter on a daily basis, or some who you may not, but never suspect they make that much.Take, for example the recent story about the lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., who  and some of them, over $200,000!“Generally, high-paid jobs require one or more of

    There are some jobs that pay six figures that you might not expect. Here are 15 surprising examples of jobs that pay $100,000 or more.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Global infrastructure projects are up and so are Caterpillar sales, Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Brazil, the World Cup & the Olympics  Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at Brazil's efforts to build a stadium for the 2014 World Cup, and expand its infrastructure before the 2016 Olympics.

  • A fan blows a vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

    Nothing inspires more passion in Brazil than soccer.  But the nation is dramatically behind schedule in putting in place the infrastructure required for when 600,000 visitors descend on the country.

  • Access Brazil: A Fast Growing Economy  Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera with a unique look at the way Brazilians deal with traffic jams.

  • Banco Bradesco Sees Big Gains  Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    Brazil's banks saw big gains last year. Among the top winners was Banco Bradesco. A look at the country's third largest bank, with Domingos Figueiredo De Abreu, Banco Bradesco CFO, and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Rescuers Struggle to Reach Survivors Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 1:06 AM ET
    Rescue workers look over an area flooded by the tsunami in Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan.

    Japanese authorities continued to struggle to respond to the aftermath of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami as thousands remained missing and nearly half a million survivors huddled in temporary shelters, the Financial Times reports.

  • Company Evacuates American Workers From Libya Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
    Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    Aecom, a Los Angeles-based company with employees around the world, is pulling all of its American workers out of Libya, as turmoil in the nation intensifies.

  • Egyptian Stocks Face Another 10% Plunge Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    The Egyptian stock market will likely tumble another 10 percent before investors put some cash in and try to stage a rally, after which the benchmark index could regain a third of its losses, according to historical trends, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Is Our Great Love Affair With The Car Over? Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 1:07 PM ET

    Profound shifts in consumer sentiment and the economics of transportation are changing the way drivers view not just their vehicles, but the concept of transportation itself.

  • Record Demand Seen for Build America Bonds Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 8:36 AM ET
    NJ Turnpike Toll

    Just weeks before the Build America Bonds program is set to expire, issuance and demand for the government-subsidized notes have reached a fever pitch.

  • US Has 'Lost Its Leverage' in the World: Friedman Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 8:59 AM ET

    America has "lost its leverage" in the world because of its dependence on the Middle East and China, said Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times.