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Top News & Analysis Washington

  • Marijuana's money-making potential

    The Justice Department says it won't stop people in Washington and Colorado from smoking marijuana. So what kind of money will these states make on this business? Danny Danko, High Times Magazine, weighs in.

  • Ugly outlook? Cramer eyes Syria & Washington

    Whenever we don't know what's going to happen in the Middle East, we get a real sell-off in the market, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Cramer comments on Syria's impact on oil; as well as looming debt ceiling.

  • FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.

  • Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

    Washington state already has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    New Jersey’s standing in America's Top States for Business has declined since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010. It finishes 42nd this year.

  • Chicago, Illinois

    New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.

  • 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.