• 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.

  • 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.

  • Brazil: Commuting by Helicopter     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    Even though millions of people have emerged from poverty in Brazil, the country is nearly collapsing under its own weight due to lack of infrastructure, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 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.

  • Cramer: Feds Notice an Uptick in Lending? Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 3:14 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on tech, retail and 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)

    U.S. equipment maker Caterpillar is planning an aggressive expansion of its manufacturing and product support operations in India, says group president, Rich Lavin, in response to the South Asian nation's rapid infrastructure development.

  • U.S. companies with businesses in emerging markets like China and Brazil will likely do well in the upcoming earnings season, says Scott Macdonald, head of credit and economics Research at Aladdin Capital Holdings.

  • Perry: New Orleans Tourism Stronger Than Before Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    After Hurricane Katrina, as the city lost billions of dollars in tourism business, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau embarked on a mission to overcome unprecedented brand impairment. Today, the tourism industry stands taller, stronger than before.

  • New Orleans Business 2010: Tale of Two Cities Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 5:59 PM ET
    Then And Now: New Orleans Five Years After The Katrina Disaster

    The Katrina anniversary is all about contrasts. More than one resident has called it a tale of two cities and, as cliched as that phrase may be, it certainly applies here.  Unemployment is below the national average, but poverty is twice the national rate.

  • Hecht: Hope and Optimism for New Orleans' Future Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    Marine from Camp Lejeune, N.C., marks a home to indicate he found no occupants as houses in the lower Ninth Ward are checked for bodies or people who are still stranded more than two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit.

    To really know if we have succeeded, to really know if we have created a New Orleans region better than before, we have to go out ten years. Here we will find the “new normal” that will come to pass after the Katrina money has run dry, and the economy is left to stand on its own.