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Top News & Analysis Washington DC

  • Is wage veto a win for Wal-Mart?

    Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray explains why he vetoed a bill that would require big box retailers to pay workers a minimum wage of $12.50.

  • File photo of American Airlines planes

    A federal judge said on Friday that a trial in the U.S. government effort to block an American Airlines merger with U.S. Airways should take place before March, the date sought by the Justice Department.

  • Walmart store

    Under scrutiny over a series of disasters at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart plans to field questions from investors at a briefing on Thursday.

  • 'I have a dream': 50 years later

    It has been half a century since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.

  • Syria's red line

    NBC is hearing there will likely be U.S. missile strikes on Syria, reports NBC's Richard Engel. Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, explains why he thinks the U.S. should aim to kill Syrian President Bashar Assad if it chooses to take military action. Mark Kimmit, Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, weighs in.

  • Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to promote the advanced medical technology industry as part of a plan to breathe new life into the economy- but the country's doctors' lobby is opposing what they say is risky surgery.

  • U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • The politics of social media

    Social media giant Twitter is forming a political action committee in Washington appointing its first registered lobbyist. Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, weighs in.

  • The next fiscal fight

    Dean Maki, Barclays; and Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors, discuss the debt limit battle brewing in Washington.

  • Donald Kohn, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    President Obama pushed back against criticism of his former economic adviser Lawrence Summers, who is seen as a leading candidate to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • White House's new 'grand bargain'

    The president is touring an Amazon.com facility hiring more than 7,000 people, and Gene Sperling, director of The National Economic Council, discusses Obama's agenda for jobs and taxes. Marcus Lemonis of "The Profit" and CNBC's Eamon Javers weigh in.

  • A Boeing 787 Dreamliner being built in Everett, Wash.

    Boeing named a new chief engineer for its troubled 787 Dreamliner as part of a management shake-up in its commercial airplane division.

  • The once-sleepy process of releasing economic data has quietly gotten a lot more complicated, and a lot more lucrative.

  • DC's budget crunch

    A few proposals in Washington, D.C., lay out plans that would eliminate some home mail boxed. Also, eliminating the dollar bill, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Washington's revolving door

    A former SEC employee joined Kirkland and Ellis and is reportedly getting $5 million per year as a partner at the firm. Elie Mystal, editor at "Above the Law," and CNBC's John Carney, discuss whether the traditional law firm over.

  • The skyline of Detroit

    Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager said on Sunday.

  • A Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    British aviation investigators identified an emergency beacon made by Honeywell International as a likely source of last week's blaze on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner and called for it to be turned off, spurring a rally in Boeing shares.

  • Power House: Washington DC real estate

    What your money can buy you in North Arlington, Virginia, with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Joseph Zorc. This week's power house is listed for $1.2 million, with $7749 in taxes.

  • A look inside 'official Washington'

    Mark Leibovich, "This Town" author, explains why he believes Washington is dysfunctional and far from being divided is perhaps a little too connected.