Infrastructure

Blackstone’s New $40 Billion Fund Shows Hard Proof in US Infrastructure Investing

In the age of mega-deals and unicorn valuations, perhaps nothing should be too shocking when it comes to size. That being said, a $40 billion private equity fund targeting infrastructure ...
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Saudi Arabia to Fund $20 Billion of US Massive $2 Trillion Infrastructure Needs

Saudi Arabia will invest $20 billion to address U.S. infrastructure deals. It is a drop in the bucket. America's roads, bridges and airports need at least $2 trillion in repairs. ...
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North Korea: The Country and Military by the Numbers, Updated

Update: North Korea launched what appeared to be a new ballistic missile into the Pacific raising concerns in the region and increasing tension with the U.S. Despite its very modest ...
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Huge Cyber Attack Reaches 99 Countries, Spread Slows

The massive cyber attack that has taken down almost the entire hospital system in the United Kingdom and affected businesses like FedEx that have large global systems, has spread to ...
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Deutsche Bank Raises Price Targets on Top Utilities as Rates Stay Low

A couple of years ago, the utilities were among the hottest in the S&P 500 as interest rates were driven to the lowest levels since the 1950s as the Federal Reserve ...
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Water War Dilemma: Why Is GE Selling Its Industrial Water Unit?

If there is one component of life that no one can do without, it is water. The need around the world for more water infrastructure and development has been widely reported ...
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11 Infrastructure Giants Loving Trump’s Infrastructure Ambitions

If you are surprised about the gains seen in the infrastructure stocks since the election, you haven't been reading 24/7 Wall St. or many other financial trends sites. While President Trump's ...
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US Has Almost 56,000 ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges

Nearly 36,000 bridges in the United States need repair. They have been deemed "structurally deficient" in the widely regarded American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Bridge Reports, the 2017 version ...
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Disintegrating Oroville Dam Built With Primitive Technology

The Oroville Dam has fallen apart, which has caused the evacuation of 200,000 on the Feather River in Northern California in and around the town or Oroville. The dam is the ...
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Why the Massive Trump Infrastructure Plan Could Be DOA

From The Fiscal Times One of the few things that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could agree on during the presidential campaign was the crying need for new highways, bridges, ...
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Has the Infrastructure Run Higher in United Rentals Finally Gone Too Far Too Fast?

United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI) is a top-tier player when it comes to key construction and infrastructure stocks. If you have read 24/7 Wall St. for long, you would know ...
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Why Credit Suisse Sees Limited Upside in High-Dividend Utilities

Markets are reaching all-time highs, with the Dow just crossing 20,000 for the first time ever. It seems that more investors are finding their returns in equities than ever, but ...
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American Infrastructure Needs $808 Billion Upgrade

Figures about how much money the U.S. needs to rebuild the infrastructure of its brides, tunnels, roads, and airports differs wildly. In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers put ...
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New Trump Administration May Be Good for Top Dividend Utilities: 4 to Buy Now

Between 2013 and 2015, the utility sector had one of the biggest runs in its history. Declining interest rates, combined with a big market scare near the end of 2011 had ...
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China Will Spend $2 Billion To Attack Air Pollution Problem In Beijing

The level of air pollution is so high on certain days that the Beijing's government has to shutter factories and restrict the number of cars which enter the city. China ...
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