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  • de Blasio: $15 wage should be national standard Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Mayor de Blasio: $15 minimum wage as national standard

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, discusses income inequality and increasing the minimum wage.

  • NYC Mayor de Blasio's infrastructure push Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    NYC Mayor de Blasio's infrastructure push

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, shares his thoughts on getting Congress to act on infrastructure reform to keep the nation competitive and safe.

  • Congress mishandled China policy: Bernanke Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:51 AM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Beijing was pushed into launching the AIIB by U.S. refusal to give China more clout in existing institutions, Bernanke said. The FT reports.

  • Poll: What is Asia's biggest urban issue? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:56 PM ET

    In your opinion, what is Asia's most urgent urban development challenge?

  • BOGOTA, June 2- Colombia's Constitutional Court has extended a restriction on the overnight use of the country's main coal railway, Fenoco, and has partially suspended construction work on an adjacent track for three months, it said on Tuesday. After imposing a ban in February on trains crossing the town of Bosconia in Cesar province for a six-hour overnight...

  • BOGOTA, June 2- Colombia's Constitutional Court has extended a restriction on the overnight use of the country's main coal railway, Fenoco, and has partially suspended construction work on an adjacent track for three months, media reported late on Monday. After imposing a ban in February on trains crossing the town of Bosconia in Cesar province for a six-hour...

  • GE: US should participate in AIIB Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 8:24 PM ET
    GE: US should participate in AIIB

    John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric (GE), says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a great opportunity for the U.S. to help resolve the shortfall in infrastructure.

  • How IBM's big data traffic cop can reduce gridlock Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    Traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike

    Harnessing the so-called Internet of Things might help drivers get to their Memorial Day weekend destinations more quickly and safely.

  • Philippines finance secretary: Aim for 7-8% growth Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:13 PM ET
    Philippines Finance Secretary: Aim for 7-8% growth

    Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, says factors such as better governance helped the country to grow over 6 percent every year since 2012. He adds that the government is aiming for a faster pace of growth so as to eradicate poverty.

  • How India is eradicating hurdles of doing business Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    How India is eradicating hurdles of doing business

    Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance, India, says an "ambitious plan" is at work to bring the quality of India's infrastructure up to world-class levels.

  • Low US rail spending sparks safety concerns Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:38 PM ET
    Rescue crews and investigators inspect the site of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 13, 2015.

    For the size of the U.S. economy, it lags far behind many of the world's most developed countries in spending on rail networks. The New York Times reports.

  • How much will Philadelphia crash cost Amtrak? Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Officials meet at the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    If Congress lifts a claims cap, Amtrak could face damages of as much as half a billion dollars from losses related to last week's crash.

  • India's Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:51 PM ET
    BJP leader Narendra Modi.

    Modi's cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India's 1.25 billion people are coming in for criticism, including from within his cabinet.

  • Why China is fostering closer ties with Latin America

    Don Hanna, Asia managing director at Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, outlines the economic motivations behind China's aim to foster stronger ties with Latin America.

  • Crumbling railways put passengers at risk Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Decades of underinvestment in outmoded infrastructure have put millions of railroad passengers at risk.

  • No profitable passenger rail system anywhere: Expert Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    America's rails in focus

    Discussing investment in America's rail infrastructure, with Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads.

  • The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe

    1.5 million people commute into New York City daily, so what would happen if one of the two tunnels into Manhattan were to close, with Tom Wright, Regional Plan Association President.

  • Freight train derails near Pittsburgh Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Freight train derails near Pittsburgh

    The derailed cars are empty, according to a local NBC affiliate.

  • Amtrak desperately in need of infrastructure investment: Pro

    Discussing the derailment of the Amtrak train and infrastructure issues in the U.S., with Richard Ravitch, former New York LT. Governor.

  • The problem with America's infrastructure Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    The problem with America's infrastructure

    Brian Pallasch, ASCE Managing Director, discusses the grade of America's rail infrastructure and lack of funding.