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Top News & Analysis Washington

  • 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.

  • Royal Dutch Shell's Kulluk rig

    Shell may have moved an oil rig that ran aground off Alaska last week partly to avoid millions of dollars in taxes, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said, raising even more questions about the oil company's decision on the timing of the move.

  • Washington Turns to Next Fiscal Cliff

    The last minute fiscal cliff deal may have eliminated the most threatening cloud hanging over the US economy but CNBC¿s Eamon Javers takes a look at the difficult road that still lies ahead.

  • Why Shell Is Making a Big Bet on Natural Gas

    An oil drilling rig owned by Royal Dutch Shell ran aground in Alaska after drifting in stormy weather, highlighting the serious risks of working in an offshore region where some in the industry see huge potential.

  • Marijuana: Doobie Do's and Don'ts

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Washington's new state law that makes it legal to smoke pot, is more complicated than it sounds, and Allen St. Pierre, NORML executive director, weighs in on the financial benefits of reforming marijuana laws.

  • Liberals' Pipe Dream: A Nation of Stoners?

    Colorado and Washington made history on Tuesday becoming the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Janine Turner, Constituting America founder & co-chair, says "this is really disappointing, and stealing the promise of the future of America."

  • Nov 5- Apple's lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility unit over alleged patent abuse was thrown out on Monday just hours before trial, a setback for the iPhone maker in its efforts to gain leverage in the smartphone patent wars. Apple Inc claimed Motorola's licensing practices were unfair.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2- Two weeks before a high-stakes trial pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a technology company fighting for billions of dollars: A public court proceeding, conducted largely in secret.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2- Two weeks before a high-stakes trial pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a technology company fighting for billions of dollars: A public court proceeding, conducted largely in secret.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2- Two weeks before trial in a high-stakes lawsuit pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a tech company fighting for billions of dollars: a public court proceeding conducted largely in secret.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 1- Two weeks before trial in a high-stakes lawsuit pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a tech company fighting for billions of dollars: a public court proceeding conducted largely in secret.

  • Nov 1- Starbucks Corp raised its profit forecast for the current fiscal year after sales in its top market of the United States topped expectations, giving the company optimism that has eluded much of the U.S. restaurant industry in recent months.