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Top News & Analysis Washington

  • A worker makes denim jeans in Michigan.

    Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.

  • Traffic in Hawaii.

    Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.

  • An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 2013

    More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.

  • South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

  • A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • An Alpha Oil & Gas crew building a 10-inch gas pipeline near Watford City, N.D.

    When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.

  • The Dan-Dee “Chicken Dance” Easter Chicken is being recalled for being too loud.

    Fred Meyer is recalling a $20 Easter toy sold in four western states because the music it plays is too loud and could possibly cause hearing damage.

  • Apple Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    While much of corporate America is retrenching on the real estate front, the four most influential technology companies in America are planning new headquarters.

  • Troubled Bridges In US

    A bridge along I-5 collapsed into the Skagit River in Washington Thursday night. Business Insider reports public construction spending is at its lowest level in more than 20 years. Trying to find a solution, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Former PA Governor Ed Rendell (D).

  • WA Bridge Collapses, US Falls Apart?

    Several people were hurt when a bridge along I-5 collapsed over the Skagit River in Washington State Thursday night. Discussing the state of American infrastructure, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Casey Dinges, American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

  • CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.

  • Myanmar Needs To Work on Investment Framework: US-ASEAN Business Council

    Anthony Nelson, Director for Myanmar Affairs at the US-ASEAN Business Council supports Thein Sein's recent trip but says the nation must continue to develop a framework for business and investment.

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

    A tax on wealthy New Yorkers follows efforts in other states to improve shaky balance sheets with revenue from those with top incomes.

  • Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.

  • Currency Devaluation Will Have Limited Benefits for Japan: Pro

    Frank Lavin, Chairman & CEO, Export Now and Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore explains why currency devaluation will have limited benefits for Japan, which still needs to work through micro-economic issues.

  • Shares in credit rating agency Moody's fell sharply on Friday as it faces a possible federal fraud lawsuit over its pre-crisis debt ratings.

  • Scores of independent mortgage lenders and community banks are winning business from banks such as Citigroup or Bank of America that have retrenched after the financial crisis.

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    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • Help Wanted: Washington Weed Czar

    Washington State's liquor control board is seeking a marijuana consultant to help forge ahead regulation for its newly legalized substance. Steve Fox, director of government relations with the Marijuana Policy Project, offers insight.