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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best and worst US states for 'Taxpayer ROI' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."

  • Putin's Ukraine adventure may hurt Russian economy Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Pro-Russian activists hold red flags with the communist hammer and sickle during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on April 7, 2014.

    The annexation of Crimea carries hidden costs that could hurt an already struggling Russian economy.

  • Police bust LAX baggage-theft ring Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Police arrest six people to bust an LAX theft ring that stole an uncounted amount of valuables. The LAT reports.

  • Here are the world's best airports Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    Singapore's Changi Airport has been voted the world's best airport with not a single U.S. facility making the top 10.

  • The real problem with infrastructure in America Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    "Big Dig" infrastructure project in Boston, 1999.

    No one argues that we should ignore aging infrastructure. But here’s the real problem why it’s not getting fixed, says Jake Novak.

  • I'd vote 'yes' on Keystone pipeline: Warren Buffett Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    Pipeline construction in Oklahoma

    Buffett tells CNBC he backs the Keystone Pipeline even though it would take away some business from his Berkshire Hathaway rail subsidiary BNSF.

  • Tax reform generates growth: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Discussing President Obama's $302 billion highway bill, with CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein, and Steve Moore, The Heritage Foundation chief economist.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.