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Experts Doubt Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Will Boost Economy

Other analysts have expressed similar skepticism that Mr. Trump’s combination of matching grants and other incentives will mobilize the promised infrastructure investment. Kevin DeGood,...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Emphasizes Private Funding Over Public Interest

Proposals intended to serve more impoverished communities that require more state and local money, including improving drinking water in a place like Flint, Mich.,...

The Week Ahead: A (Largely Irrelevant) Budget, a Report on Prices...

Photo The recent volatility of the stock market has been linked to worries that rising inflation could cause interest rates to rise more quickly than...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

A White House spokeswoman, who asked to remain anonymous because the plan was not yet public, declined to discuss whether climate change reports were...

Common Sense: From (Crumbling) Airport to (Broken) Escalators: An Infrastructure Odyssey

Many consumer reviews of Newark generally, and Terminal A in particular, are scathing. “Let me just say that Terminal A is hell on earth,”...

Expect Environmental Battles to Be ‘Even More Significant’ in 2018

Here are some things to look for in 2018: The Clean Power Plan isn’t dead yet Mr. Pruitt put forward a formal plan in October to...

Newsbook: A Literary Journey Underground

In his annual State of the State address today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, of New York, spoke about New York City’s transit crisis. Here...

Square Feet: A Modern Airport in Salt Lake City to Link...

A second concourse of 477,00 square feet will be constructed at a cost of $545.5 million to the north between the runways. One existing...

Manila Journal: Duterte Threatens to Dethrone the Jeepney as King of...

The Department of Transportation has ordered modern replacements for the jeepney, fitted with padded seats, side opening doors, air-conditioning and electric engines. Continue reading...

Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big,...

The report estimated that the typical six-year delay in starting large building projects costs the country $3.7 trillion in lost economic activity, more than...

Economic View: How Cutting Taxes Makes Life Worse for the Rich

Why isn’t this simple truth more widely appreciated? In thinking about how taxes affect us, we try to imagine how life would be different...

$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water...

Corporations pay membership fees as high as $25,000 to gain access to some 1,500 mayors and local council members who have signed up for...

Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor

One of the groups leading the new charge is Congress for the New Urbanism. Since 2008, it has published a biennial list called “Freeways...

Europe’s Fastest-Growing Economy Could Be Headed for Trouble

This year alone, the government has tweaked the tax code 22 times, complained Valentina Saygo, an accountant. “It’s impossible,” she said. Among the biggest concerns...

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