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  • 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.

  • New Orleans 2030: New Business, Housing, Jobs Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    It's a tall order to transform New Orleans by 2030, but that's the aim of the city's new master plan—five years after Hurricane Katrina hobbled this historic place and the surrounding Gulf coast region.

  • Stocks kicked off August with a rally after another round of encouraging earnings reports and a better-than-expected reading on manufacturing. Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Financial Network, and Larry Rosenthal, president of Financial Planning Services, discussed their insights.

  • Mort Zuckerman

    Unemployment benefits should be extended for humanitarian reasons, billionaire businessman Mort Zuckerman told CNBC Monday.

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

    The Lone Star State edged out last year's winner, Virginia, for the top spot, managing a score of 1508, out of a possible 2439.

  • 3 Plays on India's Emergent Middle Class Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 6:33 PM ET

    Get Cramer's favorite trades in banking, infrastructure and wireless communication on the Subcontinent.

  • Chinese Monetary Tightening Not that Close Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 4:48 AM ET

    The Chinese economy's surprisingly strong 11.9 percent growth reinforces the belief that tighter monetary policy is on its way for the world’s most populous nation. But inflation eased a little bit so tightening may be a way off.

  • Middle East Growth Fueled by Infrastructure and Consumers Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 5:53 PM ET
    Dubai

    What many Westerners may know about the Middle East falls far short of what the vast region has to offer investors.

  • The Middle East's Most Competitive Countries Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 8:09 AM ET
    As one of the the most difficult economic climates in generations continues, Western countries still dominate the top 10 slots in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, led by Switzerland and the United States. But in the Middle East, 13 countries continue their upward trend of recent years, with a number of countries measurably improving their competitiveness. In this respect, significant differences between countries persist. In many energy exporting countries, abundant oil

    While America took a big hit during the financial crisis, many Middle Eastern economies grew. Click to see where these countries rank globally and regionally.

  • Faulty Elevator Blamed for Dubai Tower Shutdown Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    The Burj Dubai towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    A faulty elevator was behind the shutdown of the observation deck on the world's tallest tower that effectively closed the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa to the public, witnesses and a Dubai rescue official said Tuesday.

  • Mad Mail: Take Profits on Starbucks? Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 10:15 PM ET

    Plus, get Cramer’s calls on utilities, infrastructure and more.

  • Mad Mail: What’s Wrong With Fluor? Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes the call on jobs and another Brazilian stock.

  • Dubai's Debt Woes Signal New Era for Creditors Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    The fact that Dubai has been struggling under huge debts is not a surprise to anyone who has followed the Emirate’s economy over the last 10 years.

  • Cramer: This Stock Offers ‘Plenty of Upside’ Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 7:30 PM ET

    When oil and gas companies are looking to expand – such as now – this firm makes it happen.

  • Build Your Portfolio by Investing in Infrastructure Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 5:44 AM ET
    Construction Highway

    As the economic slowdown peters out and recovery shoots arise, governments are still making good on their promises of infrastructure spending in their massive stimulus packages. And it may be just the time for investors to make money off these government-initiated projects.

  • Cramer: 5 Stocks to Play the Next Bull Run Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 7:56 PM ET

    Don’t get left behind.

  • GAO Tries Accounting for Stimulus—but It Isn't Easy Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 3:39 PM ET
    Stimulus Package

    A new Government Accountability Office report shows how and where stimulus funds have been spent so far, including $11 billion for highway projects across the country.

  • Whitman Formally Begins Bid for California Governor Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
    Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO

    Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman officially launched her bid for governor of California on Tuesday, sketching out her ideas to return the state to a time when "California had its act together."

  • China's Down Periods May Be Buying Opportunities Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    Chinese stocks have unusually determined global market direction lately, bringing equities crashing down earlier this week, and talk about an end of the rally has intensified.