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  • Gas tax impasse hampers summer road repair Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Members of the Boston Public Works Department fill potholes.

    The political debate over whether to raise taxes on gasoline is creating headaches for much-needed road repairs during the critical summer months.

  • Africa is hot, but will investments pay off? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:11 PM ET
    Sacks of grain on display at Dawanau grain market, the largest grain market in west Africa, on the outskirts of the northern Nigerian city of Kano

    More global companies are interested in targeting investments in sub-Saharan Africa, but it isn't clear that high hopes for the region will pan out.

  • McConnell: GOP open to tax holiday proposal Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Senator Mitch McConnell said Republicans were open to using a tax holiday for multinational companies to pay for highway construction.

  • Solutions for highway funding     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Rand Paul are pushing for a one time tax repatriation holiday to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. CNBC contributors James Pethokoukis and Jared Bernstein, share their opinions.

  • Repatriating profits for roads?     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    A new proposal in Congress could potentially give a tax break to corporations to bring overseas profits back home, while also raising money to fix roads. CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • Media companies are among the commercial groups not allowed under current FAA rules, but tens of thousands of drones are already in use in the United States, often flouting federal restrictions, for a wide range of tasks from farming to film making.. The FAA last month highlighted a case where a drone nearly collided with a passenger plane near a Florida airport.

  • Top China train maker sees weak Hong Kong debut     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    Dickie Wong, Executive Director at Kingston Securities, explains why shares of China's second biggest trainmaker by sales saw a negative open at its Hong Kong market debut.

  • Susan Story discusses her vision for the nation's largest publicly traded water utility and the impact of California's drought.

  • How world leaders can spur growth: Rio Tinto CEO Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, West Virginia

    As a global business, Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh AO offers this advice to world leaders for how to spur growth.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- A U.S. Senate committee passed a six-year transportation bill on Thursday that would keep federal spending on highways and mass transit at current levels but does not tackle the looming shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.

  • OTTAWA, May 13- A train engineer charged with criminal negligence in a Canadian rail disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec last July will seek to be released on bail at a court appearance on Tuesday, his lawyer said.

  • TORONTO/ OTTAWA, May 12- Canadian authorities on Monday charged Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd and three employees with criminal negligence following last summer's train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.

  • TORONTO, May 12- Canadian authorities have charged three men as well as Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd with criminal negligence following last summer's train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec that killed 47 people.

  • BEIJING, May 8- Chinese imports of soybeans hit their highest so far this year in April, climbing 63.5 percent from the same month in 2013, official customs data showed on Thursday. Growth was helped by more imports from Brazil, China's top supplier, after port congestion last year delayed shipments. "There are no logistics problem in Brazil, not like last year.

  • America's crumbling roads: Time for a gas tax hike? Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Members of the Boston Public Works Department fill potholes.

    With money running out to fix America's roads and bridges, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell believes a gas tax hike is needed, and fast.

  • Who's going to fix the roads?     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    The federal gas tax hasn't gone up in 20 years. CNBC contributor Ed Rendell and Cato Institute senior fellow Dan Mitchell, debate whether it's time.

  • BEIJING, May 6- Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday, police said, the latest in a series of such assaults that have raised jitters around the country.

  • *HSI +0.5 pct, H-shares +0.6 pct; China markets shut. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was also helped by confidence returning to the tech sector on Wall Street, though there were falls for telecom shares due to China's pilot programme on taxes.

  • US manufacturing closes China gap: Pro     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    Hal Sirkin, Boston Consulting Group, explains why the U.S is a rising star in global manufacturing competitiveness.

  • April 25- Virgin America said on Friday it would offer new flights from Dallas Love Field after it was awarded two gates at that airport by the U.S. Justice Department.