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  • Time to invest in infrastructure: Wesley Clark Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Wesley Clark

    There's a lot of money sitting on the sidelines of the global economy. Let's put it to work to benefit all, says Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- Shares of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp rose nearly 10 percent on Monday following a report of a rebuffed takeover bid by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, but analysts said any such deal would face significant regulatory and other hurdles. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the No. 2 Canadian railroad made a bid last week for Jacksonville,...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- Shares of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp rose nearly 10 percent on Monday following a report of a rebuffed takeover bid by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, but analysts said any such deal would face significant regulatory and other hurdles. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the No. 2 Canadian railroad made a bid last week for Jacksonville,...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- Shares of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp rose nearly 10 percent on Monday following a report of a rebuffed takeover bid by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, but analysts said any such deal would face significant regulatory and other hurdles. According to the report in the Wall Street Journal late on Sunday, the No. 2 Canadian railroad made a bid last week for...

  • *United States, Germany lack political will to spend. In the United States, an Obama administration proposal to overhaul roads and bridges is stymied in Congress, evidence of the difficulty even wealthy nations may face in deciding between higher debt today and future productivity. Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver, speaking to reporters on the sidelines...

  • The tie-up was approved after four out of five commissioners at the Federal Maritime Commission voted not to seek further information from the two shippers about the impact of the alliance on exporters and ports. The U.S. approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinisky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters.

  • DALLAS, Oct 8- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday and the government ordered five airports screen passengers from West Africa for fever, underscoring concerns about U.S. treatment and preparedness for the virus. The administration of President Barack Obama has been under pressure from lawmakers to enhance screening...

  • GE: Optimistic about growth in the US, China   Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:12 PM ET
    GE: Optimistic about growth in the US, China

    John Rice, Vice Chairman of General Electric, expects the U.S. recovery to fuel global demand for infrastructure. He is also confident that China can achieve 7.5 percent growth this year.

  • Why Wall Street is betting on infrastructure fixes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    Big investors are shaping transportation in 2039 by betting on relatively boring fixes to bridges, airports and roads.

  • US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari

    Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, provides his take on the nation's economic recovery.

  • Finding opportunities in water stocks: Analyst Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    A sign warns of algae infestation at Maumee Bay State Park, August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio.

    Problems with the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, highlight the need for improvement in water infrastructure. Here's how one analyst would play it.

  • Half a million still affected by toxic tap water Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    Tap water remained off-limits for nearly half a million people in northwestern Ohio early Monday after testing showed continued cause for concern.

  • Aecom buys Hunt Construction Group   Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:42 AM ET
    Aecom buys Hunt Construction Group

    Michael Burke, Aecom Technology CEO, discusses the acquisition of Hunt Construction and the business of infrastructure.

  • That pile of cash? Invest it in US infrastructure Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Companies are sitting on trillions in cash—would be great to see them invest it in US infrastructure, says the CEO of McGraw Hill Financial.

  • Saved! House extends highway trust fund by $10.9B Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, to avert cutbacks in August.

  • US roads & private money   Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    US roads & private money

    Macquarie Bank and Cintra own a 75-year lease on the Indiana toll road. Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Transportation analyst, explains why this is working, and the private sector's role in improving infrastructure in the U.S.

  • Boehner: Use pension trick to save highway fund Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

    House Speaker John Boehner said he welcomes a "pension smoothing" idea for raising highway funds and hopes to pass a bill within two weeks.

  • Privatize our roads?   Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Privatize our roads?

    Walter Block, Ph.D. economics professor at Loyola University, makes the case for private roads in the U.S.

  • World Cup overpass project collapses in Brazil Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    File Photo - Fans of the Brazilian football team buy food on the street from a mobile catering van after watching Brazil play Cameroon on June 23, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed onto vehicles below.

  • US airports' billion $ problem   Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    US airports' billion $ problem

    Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association president, discusses how airport congestion and infrastructure issues are discouraging overseas travelers from coming to the Unites States.