• 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.

  • Easing Public-Private Ties     Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 8:38 AM ET

    Wiping away Federal restrictions to building public-private sectors partnerships in infrastructure will help build the economy, with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL).

  • Aqua America's 125th Anniversary     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    Year-to-year, shares are up 25% for the water utility company. Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America chairman/CEO with an outlook for growth.

  • 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.

  • Most Watched Private Companies     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    Private offering investments are on the rise despite the risk, with Karl Wellner, Papamarkou Asset Mgmt., and Andrew Kanaly, Kanaly Trust Company.

  • 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

    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.

  • Mileage Tax Ahead?     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Discussing the pros and cons of a driving mileage tax, with Joshua Freed, Third Way director of the clean energy program, and Melissa Lafsky, Infrastructurist.com editor.

  • 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.

  • Tightening Screws on Infrastructure Spending     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:48 AM ET

    Debating whether government should back away from more roads, bridges, airports and let private companies take over, with Rep. Terry Morrow, (DFL-MN) and Rep. Larry Phillips, (R-TX).

  • **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.

  • Planes, Trains & Profits     Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 3:40 PM ET

    Despite higher oil prices, the world's largest supplier of rail equipment lays out a global strategy for growth, with Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier CEO.

  • Stocks Close Slightly Lower     Monday, 2 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Discussing long term market risks; raising the nation's debt ceiling, and global growth opportunities, with Nick Clamos, Calamos Investments CIO.

  • Brazil: Dialing Up Opportunity     Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Jose Formoso, Embratel CEO discussing business opportunities for one of Brazil's leading telecom firms.

  • Brazil's Construction boom     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Discussing Brazil's rapidly growing middle class and the construction boom it has sparked, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Paulo Simao, Brazil Chamber of the Construction Industry

  • Brazil: Up to the Challenge?     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 1:26 PM 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.