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  • Cyberattack on mill causes rare physical damage Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Damage from hackers at a German steel mill is only the second known instance of physical harm from a cyberattack. Wired reports.

  • Ebola wrecks years of aid work in West Africa Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 10:57 PM ET
    Medicins Sans Frontieres health workers at an isolation camp in Liberia during the visit of the UN Ebola systems coordinator, Aug. 23, 2014.

    Ebola is wrecking years of health and education work in Sierra Leone and Liberia, forcing many charity groups to suspend operations or re-direct them.

  • Russia's growing list of problems Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:34 PM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.

  • BALASHIKHA/BASKAKI, Russia, Dec 30- On her third day in a new position at Russian Railways, Elena Kachalina heard a man die. She didn't see the train hit him as he tried to cross the tracks at Saltykovskaya, a station in the heavily populated Moscow suburb of Balashikha, but she heard the impact. The railway and its death toll are emblematic of life in Russia under...

  • Doubts deepen over Chinese-backed Nicaragua canal Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:45 PM ET
    Thousands of demonstrators march against the 173-mile Interoceanic Grand Canal that they say will negatively impact the environment, communities and Nicaraguan sovereignty, in Managua, Nicaragua December 10, 2014.

    Skepticism is growing over a $50 billion project to build a canal across Nicaragua, a project spearheaded by a little-known Chinese businessman.

  • Germans balk at plan for wind power lines Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:55 PM ET
    Wind power station, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

    Germans have welcomed renewable energy, even as electric bills doubled. But enthusiasm appears to be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.

  • Framework for compromise on Capitol Hill  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), and Sara Fagan, former White House political director, debate whether the Republicans can break the gridlock in Congress next year, as President Obama comes into the final stretch of his presidency.

  • *Aim to keep pressure on Russia over Ukraine. BRUSSELS, Dec 18- The European Union banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and outlawing European cruise ships from calling at Crimean ports. EU leaders, who meet in Brussels later on Thursday, will pledge to keep up pressure on Russia over its role in...

  • Premature for BOT to cut rates now: Expert  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:24 PM ET

    Unless there are further delays to the government's infrastructure projects, a rate cut by the Bank of Thailand on Wednesday will surprise markets, says Paul Gambles, Co-Founder of MBMG Group.

  • China’s top five macro themes next year: HSBC Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    With disappointing economic data chasing China into the new year, HSBC is cutting its growth forecasts, citing five key themes for the economy.

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • "I'm not one who often calls for regulation," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said in an interview on the sidelines of the organization's global media day. Tyler's concern comes amid growing reports of dangerous drone flights at airports, stadiums and military bases in the United States and elsewhere.

  • Wall Street banks making huge bet on this Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Some of Wall Street's biggest players are ready to write billion-dollar checks to finance a nearly $16 billion Gulf Coast natural-gas project.

  • Phase out gas tax: Pethokoukis  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Debating whether the gas tax should be raised, with CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis and Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania.

  • Obama talks taxes, oil and more  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Steven Rattner, Willett Advisors chairman, shares his thoughts on President Obama's remarks on Wednesday to top executives about tax reform, infrastructure investing, oil's slide and the fallout of gridlock.

  • Pres. Obama: Votes on gas tax really tough  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    President Obama responds to wide concern over deteriorating US infrastructure of highways and bridges, and whether there's an opportunity for bipartisan success.

  • CAT CEO's simple math: 3% growth equals jobs  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, explains how infrastructure and education can drive growth and create jobs.

  • 35 new cities join 100 Resilient Cities network  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Michael Berkowitz, President at 100 Resilient Cities, a $100 million project, describes challenges faced by Asian heavyweights India and China in managing infrastructure.

  • Time to hike gas tax?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, and former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), debate whether now is the right time to raise the Federal gas tax in order to finance the rebuilding of the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

  • Pro: Early stages of global infrastructure build  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    Topping the benchmark, Josh Duitz, Alpine Funds, explains why investors should own infrastructure plays around the world via AIFRX.