infrastructure

Business, Finance & Economics

How to bring high-speed trains to the US

Japan's high speed trains run upwards of 200 miles per hour while Amtrak's Acela can only go its top speed of 150 for short stretches. The reason? Outdated infrastructure. After World War II, the US invested in cars, not trains, and today its passenger railways lag far behind countries in Europe and Asia. Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter lays out a new vision for US transportation in her book "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead."

Politics

Behind the Egyptian Crisis: Resource Stress?

The ongoing conflict in Egypt has deep roots in history, religion, politics and economics. But journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed says another underlying cause is a growing resource crisis--shortages of food, water, energy, and a booming population.

Business, Finance & Economics

How to bring high-speed trains to the US

Japan's high speed trains run upwards of 200 miles per hour while Amtrak's Acela can only go its top speed of 150 for short stretches. The reason? Outdated infrastructure. After World War II, the US invested in cars, not trains, and today its passenger railways lag far behind countries in Europe and Asia. Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter lays out a new vision for US transportation in her book "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead."

Politics

Indonesia rescue effort

International rescue teams are heading to Indonesia in a last-ditch effort to free trapped earthquake survivors. Marco Werman gets an update from the BBC's Rachel Harvey in Padang.

Business, Finance & Economics

How to bring high-speed trains to the US

Japan's high speed trains run upwards of 200 miles per hour while Amtrak's Acela can only go its top speed of 150 for short stretches. The reason? Outdated infrastructure. After World War II, the US invested in cars, not trains, and today its passenger railways lag far behind countries in Europe and Asia. Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter lays out a new vision for US transportation in her book "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead."

Arts, Culture & Media

Old Damascus

The World's Aaron Schachter takes a walk through the Old City in Damascus, Syria to see how efforts to attract more people is transforming the traditional feel of this ancient marketplace.

Politics

Indonesia quake aftermath

Officials in the earthquake-hit city of Padang, Indonesia, have called off the search for survivors in the rubble of buildings five days after the disaster. Reporter Ann Dornfeld visited a village near Padang.