April 21, 2009, 10am PDT
By the end of the year, Spain is on course to have a more extensive high-speed rail system than both Japan and France. The system is changing hearts and minds across this usually home-bound nation.
April 15, 2009, 7am PDT
Community businesspeople in Loganville, GA had planned on funding a new park in the town, but with their incomes taking a major hit funds for projects like this are drying up.
April 9, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Obama administration is entertaining proposals for using 'geoengineering' to fight global warming, including shooting pollution into the upper atmosphere to reflect back the warming rays.
March 16, 2009, 9am PDT
The revitalization of downtown Los Angeles took another hit this week, as real estate firm Meruleo Maddox Properties Inc., the largest private landowner in the area, revealed that it may have to file for bankruptcy protection.
March 3, 2009, 1pm PST
New projects in North Carolina and Ontario take an old idea of district heating to new levels using solar.
February 27, 2009, 2pm PST
At Yale, a modernist landmark is preserved and revitalized. Ada Louise Huxtable looks at the challenges in updating the harshness of brutalist architecture.
February 27, 2009, 7am PST
Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre, PA is fighting to stay relevant to shoppers by bringing in local retailers, updating the design with an $8 million makeover, and bringing in more restaurants and theaters.
February 15, 2009, 1pm PST
David Axelrod, senior White House aide to President Obama, announced this morning that the President is about to present a new plan for to halt foreclosures and stop falling real estate prices.
January 27, 2009, 10am PST
Too important to fail? Victorville and Norco, CA have approved loans to local car dealers to keep them afloat.
January 20, 2009, 2pm PST
With cars prohibited into the National Mall, and trains booked up for weeks, Washington's mass transit system was pushed to its limits this morning as people crammed in for the inauguration.
January 18, 2009, 1pm PST
Even as businesses across the spectrum are failing, the small alternative energy companies are seeing increased investment and a growing market.
December 29, 2008, 9am PST
The Wall St. Journal calls new transportation secretary Ray LaHood the "secretary of earmarks", and one of the biggest spenders in Congress.
December 24, 2008, 7am PST
Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has clamped down on drilling in the state, particularly around sensitive habitats. The booming energy industry in the state is fighting the decision.
December 22, 2008, 1pm PST
With a record amount of commercial real-estate debt coming due, some of the country's biggest property developers have become the latest to go hat-in-hand to the government for assistance.
December 11, 2008, 5am PST
Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, will be the President-Elect's pick for Secretary of Energy, and Carol Browner (formerly head of the EPA) will take on the newly created role of Energy Czar.
November 13, 2008, 2pm PST
The Department of Housing and Urban Development says the new rules will help buyers understand broker's fees will limit fee increases, and they are currently seeking legislation to give them the power to enforce the rules.
November 11, 2008, 10am PST
Cities facing budget cuts are cutting back on Christmas decorations and events. Has the Grinch stolen Christmas?
October 27, 2008, 8am PDT
Officials in China are moving to implement a handful of strategies to combat the housing slump, including tax breaks, smaller down-payment requirements and lower loan rates for first-time buyers.
October 21, 2008, 7am PDT
Builders are creating online educational programs to help potential buyers clean up their credit and obtain loans.
October 13, 2008, 11am PDT
The uber-wealthy are still buying homes on luxury golf course developments, but the rest of the market is hurting as courses close and projects stall around the world.