States can 'legalize it', but can someone sell it?

Nov 9, 2012
On Tuesday voters in Colorado and Washington approved legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes.
Posted In: marijuana, 2012 elections, colorado, Washington

Register to vote via Facebook?

Jul 18, 2012
The State of Washington's elections office is working with Microsoft to allow voters to register via social networking giant Facebook.
Posted In: Facebook, Washington, voting

Lessons learned from Washington's down-to-the-wire deadlines

Dec 23, 2011
What have Wall Street economists learned from watching Washington lawmakers duke it out over things like extending the payroll tax cuts?
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington, payroll tax

The pros and cons of the payroll tax cut

Dec 14, 2011
The payroll tax cuts expire at the end of the year, and the clock is ticking to make a decision to renew them or not. Why can they help or hurt the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington, politics

Diane Lim Rogers: Public is ready to hear about the tough decisions

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, about some of the positives that could come out of the super committee failure.
Posted In: super committee, Washington

Super committee is latest in a long line of debt solution attempts

Nov 21, 2011
As it looks more and more likely that the super committee will fail to reach a deal, a look back at previous attempts to solve the debt crisis.
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Julia Coronado: We don't know how long we can go without debt solution

Nov 21, 2011
As of now, the markets are still going on despite the likely lack of a deal in the super committee this week. But much of that depends on the situation in Europe, which could turn around.
Posted In: Washington, debt ceiling, super committee, spain

Super committee likely to be at an impasse

Nov 21, 2011
The super committee is bumping up its deadline to reach a budget solution, and so far, no end is in sight.
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How firm is the super committee's debt deadline?

Nov 11, 2011
Europe isn't the only one with debt concerns -- the U.S. has a deadline in two weeks to figure out a way to cut down our own deficit. But that deadline might not be too firm.
Posted In: Washington

Senate passes bill to halt undervaluing of Chinese yuan

Oct 12, 2011
Complaints against China and its ability to undervalue its currency have made their way to the U.S. Senate. The bill would impose tariffs on imports from countries suspected of such monetary maneuvers.
Posted In: Washington