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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- President Barack Obama will announce in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion plan to create jobs by fixing the nation's crumbling roads, bridges, rail and transportation infrastructure.

  • America's pothole crisis     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Large parts of the country have been dealing with severe winter weather this year, including heavy snow and ice. The harsh weather has produced an unexpected headache for many drivers in the form of potholes. NBC's Tom Costello reports.

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urged Congress on Thursday to show "a little political courage" and come up with long-term solution to pay for roads. "Congress is going to have to show a little political courage to face this problem," Foxx said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- U.S. business and labor leaders urged Congress on Wednesday to raise the federal gasoline tax to prevent a fund that pays for road and bridge projects from running out of money as early as September.

  • Sharks: No taste for beer-flavored ice cream     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    When looking for an investor, Steve Albert and Larry Blackwell of The Brewer's Cow say they need an investor to take their product from point a to point b.

  • Obama signs minimum wage executive order     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    President Obama says he is eager to work with Congress but will take executive actions with his own pen. Obama also urges Congress to act to raise the minimum wage. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports how winter weather is impacting infrastructure and the asphalt business.

  • Regulator scopes Transurban bid for Queensland Motorways Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 1:27 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 12- Australia's competition regulator said on Wednesday it was inviting feedback on whether Transurban Group, the country's biggest toll road operator, should be allowed to buy about A $5 billion of roads from the Queensland state government.

  • Biden blasts LaGuardia     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech about improving America's infrastructure, where he also addressed the problems with airports. Stevens Institute of Technology's Alex Washburn, provides perspective.

  • State of the Union address Tuesday     Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    Former UBS Americas CEO and current CEO of 32 Advisors Robert Wolf provides insight into President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, and discusses current market conditions. "We should pass an infrastructure bill," he says.

  • Doug Peterson, president at McGraw Hill Financial, explains that governments are facing a massive gap in infrastructure projects with institutional investors likely to make up the shortfall.

  • 'No hard-landing' in China: Pro     Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, discusses Chinese growth and says the government still has "enough leeway" to launch infrastructure projects on a "selective" basis.

  • California is still not ready for the 'Big One' Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 3:47 PM ET
    A bulldozer tears down a section of the Santa Monica Freeway, Jan. 19, 1994, that collapsed during the Northridge earthquake.

    If another big quake hits California, like the 6.7 quake that struck 20 years ago today, the state may not be ready.

  • Chart of the Day: The billions going into natgas Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    Workers install a natural gas pipeline.

    The energy industry plans to invest more money into America's natural gas infrastructure over the next 12 years—a lot more.

  • Oakland vs. Wall Street     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    Oakland, California is recovering from the recession, but it might be doing a whole lot better if it weren't for a bad bet on Wall Street, explains CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Saving America's Cities     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The fiscal squeeze in Washington is trickling down to America's cities. Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn travels to five American cities in the midst of crisis- tune in to find out if one is yours.

  • Global Logistic Properties launches China fund     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:34 PM ET

    Jeffrey Schwartz, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Executive Committee at warehouse operator Global Logistics Properties discusses its $3 billion China-focused logistics-inftrastructure fund.

  • Chinese markets look cheap in Asia: Pro     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:20 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks Chinese markets look attractive.

  • PJ Garcia, Head of Institutional Business at BPI Asset Management says restructuring efforts will offset some of economic impact of the super storm.

  • Olympics: Going for the gold, spending in the red Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bolshoy Ice Dome and other Sochi Olympic venues under construction in August 2013

    The Olympics in Sochi will surpass $50 billion, making it the most expensive games ever. Some experts say the costs far outweigh the benefits.