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  • China's Next Big Bailout May Target Shippers Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:49 AM ET

    The shipping industry continues to linger in the doldrums four years after the global financial crisis, even as other major asset markets have bounced back.

  • Cost of Failing US Infrastructure  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the American Society of Civil Engineers says the nation would lose 3.5 million jobs if it fails to fix its aging infrastructure. Donna Cooper, Center for American Progress, weighs in.

  • The Cost of America's Crumbling Bridges and Roads Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The decrepit state of the nation's infrastructure will knock more than $3 trillion off the nation's GDP through the end of the decade if more money isn't spent to upgrade the country's roads, bridges, airports and ports, according to a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • America's $1.1 Trillion Infrastructure Gap  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest data from the American Society of Civil Engineers show the nation could lose 3.5 million jobs due to the shortfall in infrastructure funding.

  • Another 'Cliff': US Faces Devastating Port Strike Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    The threat of a longshoremen's strike that could close 15 ports from Massachusetts to Texas has shipping industry leaders, manufacturers and retailers warning of a "devastating blow" to the supply chain.

  • US Union Accuses Maersk of Spying on It Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 5:13 AM ET
    A worker drives a Kalmar reachstacker truck loaded with an AP Moeller-Maersk A/S shipping container.

    A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals, a port operator of A.P. Moller-Maersk, of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones.

  • Worst City for Traffic Congestion in Europe Named Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    Traffic congestion in Europe is increasing, with Istanbul topping the list of the cities with the worst congestion on the continent, according to the latest “Congestion Index” by navigation producer TomTom.

  • Black Christmas as London Runs Out of Cabs Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:09 PM ET

    Taxi drivers and hire companies are warning of a worsening shortage of London black cabs that will coincide with the run-up to Christmas, traditionally the busiest time of year for the trade. The FT reports.

  • India: Suspended Animation Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 12:48 AM ET
    The Bandra-Worli sea link, also know as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, in Mumbai, India.

    Political inertia, red tape and a dearth of foreign investment are impeding a much needed overhaul.

  • Surgeons

    Puh-leeeeeease! That job is so overrated. Here are the 12 most overrated jobs of 2012 and, lest you think no one noticed, the 12 most underrated jobs!

  • Exit Plan – How to Retire Abroad: Thailand Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 4:36 PM ET
    For many people, retirement means that there's finally time to take advantage of newfound freedom. If that definition of retirement appeals to you, an ideal destination when you leave the workforce may be Thailand.Known as “Land of Smiles,” the country has undergone significant social and economic development in the past decade. In 2011, the  upgraded the nation's income categorization from a lower-middle income economy to upper-middle income."Thailand boasts a very favorable cost of living stru

    Thinking about retiring abroad? Click to find out more about making Thailand your own retirement haven.

  • Rural Investment Pays off in China Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 8:16 PM ET
    For all of China's talk of economic rebalancing, the act appears mostly geographic.

    The carefully staged political pageant that will play out next month in Beijing is not something that Jiang Wenhai, the 40-year old Communist party secretary of Silver Dragon village, spends a great deal of time thinking about.  The FT reports.

  • Luxury Suites Rule Revenue Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 1:09 PM ET
    Met Life Stadium luxury box.

    Across the NFL and MLB, team owners know wealthy individuals and big corporations are willing to pay big bucks for a private box. It's an unbeatable formula.

  • FedEx's Global View  Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 2:18 PM ET

    Gene Huang, FedEx chief economist, discusses the state of the global economy and how his company plans to deliver profits this holiday season.

  • The World's Best Places to Live 2011 Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 12:24 AM ET
    The world’s biggest and most important cities aren’t often the best places in which to live. High levels of crime, traffic congestion, and long commutes can worsen the quality of life. So which are the best cities to live in the world?We've put together a list of the world's 15 best cities, according to human resources consulting firm Mercer's 2011 quality of living survey. The annual report looks at living conditions in 221 cities worldwide and ranks them against New York as a base city in 10 c

    So which are the best cities to live in the world?  We've put together a list of the world's 15 cities with the best quality of life.

  • Race to Rebuild: CA High-Speed Rail  Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on California's proposal to build a high-speed rail system, but Congress could derail that plan.

  • Can Infrastructure Be Fixed?  Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, discusses what it will take to improve America's infrastructure.

  • Worst Cities for Commuting Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Recently International Business Machines asked more than 8,000 drivers, or about 40 from each of 20 global cities it surveyed, about their daily commutes. (The 20 cities were selected from the world’s top 65 for size and economic activity.) The picture painted by the results of this annual “Commuter Pain Survey” was not pretty: A little over 41 percent of respondents believe their commutes have worsened over the last three years. IBM hopes the results will provoke discussion and eventually inspi

    Check out the 10 worst cities for commuting, accompanied by some of the commuting-related findings specific to each city.

  • World’s Most Polluted Countries Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

  • A woman surfs the internet on a laptop computer at a wireless cafe in Beijing, China.

    In the aftermath of China's recent high-speed train collision, citizens have lashed out at the government's handling of the disaster on weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.  The NYT reports.