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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. RIOTS IN BALTIMORE RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT POLICE RESPONSE After Monday night’s violence, National Guard troops fanned out…

  • US home prices accelerated in February as sales rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price…

  • School Lunch: Opting Out is Not an Option

    When I talk with parents about school food, many are so disappointed in the options their schools provide that they’ve simply opted out. They pack their children’s lunches every day, giving up on their school’s…

  • China now has more vineyard land than France

    PARIS (AP) — China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France as it tries to satisfy a rapid rise in local demand. China’s vineyards grew to 800,000 hectares (1.9 million acres) last…

  • Jose Andres: Chef. Entrepreneur. Medic?

    Chef Jose Andres was at the Verizon Center to watch the Wizards game. He ended up saving a life. Dan Steinberg over at The Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog has a great story Tuesday about…

  • Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The name of Jenn Tompkins’ company sends customers into fits of laughter. “When I answer the phone and I say, ‘Rent The Chicken, this is Jenn,’ they giggle and say,…

  • Most Wouldn’t Taste Food Made with a 3D Printer

    (NEW YORK) — If you were told a piece of food on your plate was made by a 3D printer, would you eat it? The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies posed that question in its…

  • Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

    MIAMI (AP) — With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world’s supply…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lukewarm today, taking a cue from losses on Wall Street ahead of earnings from major…

  • Sundays get social at the Dupont farmers market

    D.C.’s hottest Sunday breakfast, brunch and lunch spot doesn’t require a reservation – or even a chair.

  • Where to eat at the Dupont farmers market

  • Judge says Vermont law on genetically modified food stands

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now…

  • Starbucks to Unveil Cookie Straw

    (NEW YORK) — Starbucks will unveil a new cookie straw next week in tandem with its Frappuccino Happy Hour. The delicious-looking sweet addition to Starbucks’ popular coffee drinks will launch on May 1, with the…

  • Chipotle says removal of GMO ingredients from food complete

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly…

  • Dredge survey results: Blue crabs in Bay more plentiful

    WASHINGTON — Things are looking up for the blue crabs of Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Monday released the numbers from its annual Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey — the results of…