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Top News & Analysis Washington

  • Debt debacle to shave more than 1% off US growth: Pro

    Jeffrey Frankel, Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard Kennedy School explains how the debt ceiling debacle will have a long-lasting effect on investor faith in the U.S.

  • Washington's next fight is over spending levels: fmr US Senator

    Kay Hutchison, Senior Counsel at Bracewell Giuliani, and former Republican Senator of Texas says she expects U.S. parties to find common ground over government spending levels.

  • US to lose flexibility in spending money: Pro

    Adrian Mowat, Managing Director, Chief Asian & EM Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan says the latest debt wrangling will significantly affect the U.S in terms of managing its finances.

  • US fiscal battle: will Republicans bear the blame?

    Tony Fratto, Partner at Hamilton Place Strategies and former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury says that Republicans are asking for things that are seen as the cause of the shutdown.

  • Washington will miss the debt ceiling deadline: Pro

    Will Oswald, Global Head of FICC Research, Standard Chartered says the key issue in the U.S. debt debate is whether there is a default on the debt, not on whether they raise the debt ceiling.

  • Is the Fed a back-stop to the US debt threat?

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC says the start of Fed tapering is increasingly likely to happen early next year due to the threat of a U.S. debt default.

  • Still 3 classes, unemployed still one of them: Pro

    Comedian Jon Stewart criticized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for problems with Obamacare's rollout, and Former President Jimmy Carter says the middle class is now the new poor. "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis, share his opinions.

  • Forget the US debt ceiling, the real threat is economic growth

    Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer, Merk Investments explains the biggest threat to markets face is U.S. economic growth, not Washington's budget impasse.

  • Don't be distracted by the sideshow in Washington: Pro

    Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Map Press says investors should focus on looking for good companies to invest in after the U.S. government shutdown.

  • CNBC live from Washington: US government shutdown looms

    As markets countdown to a government shutdown in the U.S, CNBC's Eamon Javers reports live in Washington DC with the latest details.

  • Should investors fear Washington's fiscal battle?

    Eric Lascelles, Chief Economist at RBC Global Asset Management is confident that the U.S. government will avert a shutdown. He says Washington's fiscal tussle presents a buying opportunity in markets.

  • The US debt ceiling debate & Obamacare

    Harold Ford Jr., Managing Director, Morgan Stanley expects more volatility in American politics ahead. He thinks Republicans will only reach an agreement about the US debt ceiling at the eleventh hour

  • Bigfoot?!

    Big data has been used for a variety of things, but its latest use might be its most strange yet: The hunt for Bigfoot.

  • Tesla Model S 60

    Driving a car across the U.S. without a gallon of gas—that’s a 21st century transcontinental railroad, and Tesla's challenge.

  • Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.

  • 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.