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  • Groundbreaking Tech Begets a Clean-Up Industry Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
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    The U.S. natural gas boom has kicked off a gold rush among companies trying to cash in on minimizing the industry’s environmental footprint.

  • Can the Natural Gas Sector Save the US Economy? Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:41 AM ET
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    Natural gas's real potential for economic impact lies in the vast reservoirs of shale gas that are newly accessible through hydraulic fracturing.

  • Fracking Brings Riches and Reservations Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:41 AM ET
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    Amid cries for energy independence, fracking has become crucial to taking advantage of previously untapped resources. Take a closer look at hydraulic fracturing, and why the technology has become so important and controversial.

  • Natural Gas: A Raging Bull in its Battle with Coal Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
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    Environmental issues aside,  the economics of natural gas may have already dethroned coal as the nation's key source of electrical power.

  • Fracking Would Revive Texas' Energy-Patch Glory Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:37 AM ET
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    Natural gas has often taken a backseat to crude oil in the Texas energy business, but the advent of fracking shale gas has given it star billing in the Lone Star State — and the nation.

  • Big Players Poised for Big Payoff Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:36 AM ET
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    The natural gas industry may be hurting from rock-bottom prices now but if allowed to fully exploit the shale-gas boom, there may be few losers and many winners in the years to come.

  • The Fracking of America Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
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    It's almost impossible to overestimate the importance of fracking to the natural gas industry and the nation. It's also difficult to understate the controversy surrounding the environmental issues.  Our special report, "Who's Winning the Natural Gas Game?," addresses both

  • Should Government Get Involved in the Boom? Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
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    Other countries have invested billions in alternative fuels, from Brazil's government-sponsored soybean-ethanol push to France's headlong expansion of nuclear power after the oil shocks of the 1970s. Should the U.S. do the same? 

  • Bounty Could Make or Break Other Industries Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:33 AM ET
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    The proliferation of fracking and the likelihood of a long-running, shale-gas boom are destined to make winners and losers out of a lot of industries beyond the energy sector.

  • Poll: Is Shale-Gas Fracking Safe? Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:32 AM ET
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    Proponents say proper technology for fracking is already in place, but opponents worry about water contamination. What do you think?

  • Is China's Growth Story Peaking?   Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Is China's Growth Story Peaking?

    Discussing China's infrastructure needs, and its outlook for growth and how to play it, with the Fast Money traders

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    The Indonesian government's approval of a long-awaited land acquisition bill in December will speed up land purchases for public infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia's largest economy and boost the country's cement space, according to one analyst. 

  • China Warns on Growing Water Shortages Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 7:09 PM ET
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    Chinese officials have issued a stark warning over growing water shortages, saying the situation is worsening every day and that more than two-thirds of cities have a water shortage. The Financial Times reports.

  • Mining equipment is submerged by flood waters on January 6, 2011 in in the central Queensland city of Rockhampton, Australia.

    An Australian military aircraft on Friday was due to deliver needed supplies to a flood-stricken town hit by the worst of summer flooding in eastern parts of the country, with coal mining and agriculture also affected.

  • Blog: Rebuilding America With US - Not Chinese Steel Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    America’s infrastructure can and should be built with American steel. That is why current Buy America provisions are so important, and why efforts to circumvent these provisions, such as California used in the Bay Bridge project, need to be stopped.

  • China Set to Buy Stake in Thames Water Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
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    A Chinese sovereign wealth fund is poised to buy a stake in the water network that serves London, in what would be the fund’s first acquisition in the UK following investment talks with British politicians. The Financial Times reports.

  • Increasing America's Competitive Edge   Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 2:05 PM ET
    Increasing America's Competitive Edge

    Building strategies to keep America competitive and revitalize its manufacturing base, with Chad Holliday, Bank of America chairman of the board.

  • When You Wish Upon A Star Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:25 PM ET

    I celebrate my birthday today. As I will blow out the ever-expanding number of candles on birthday cake tonight, I will have a list of wishes I want to come true.

  • The World's Best Places to Live 2011 Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 12:24 AM ET
    The world’s biggest and most important cities aren’t often the best places in which to live. High levels of crime, traffic congestion, and long commutes can worsen the quality of life. So which are the best cities to live in the world?We've put together a list of the world's 15 best cities, according to human resources consulting firm Mercer's 2011 quality of living survey. The annual report looks at living conditions in 221 cities worldwide and ranks them against New York as a base city in 10 c

    So which are the best cities to live in the world?  We've put together a list of the world's 15 cities with the best quality of life.

  • Race to Rebuild: Regulation Power Strangle   Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 7:54 PM ET
    Race to Rebuild: Regulation Power Strangle

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at whether regulations are strangling the ability for power companies to improve our nation's infrastructure.