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  • Oreos get thin, going for ‘sophisticated’ air

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…

  • 11 Wonderful Ways to Use Watermelon

    The juicy fruit of summer, watermelon, never fails to please. And many people don’t realize how healthy it is, thinking it’s simply sugar and water. In fact, watermelon actually contains more lycopene than any other…

  • How to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

    So you’ve heard the call of the open road — and you’ve finally decided to answer. Don’t feel too guilty about ditching the office water cooler for Route 66; studies indicate that taking some much-needed…

  • Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run up in recent…

  • TripAdvisor Members Name the Nation’s Best Burgers

    (NEW YORK) — When it comes to burgers, everybody’s got one. An opinion that is. But some voices are louder than others and TripAdvisor, which bills itself as the world’s largest travel site, has announced…

  • ‘Redneck Riviera’ no more, south Walton now draws celebs

    GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Once a part of the “Redneck Riviera,” the south Walton County strip along state road 30A has traded its jean shorts for designer labels, though pickup trucks remain in style.…

  • Greek villagers’ secret weapon: Grow your own food

    KARITAINA, Greece (AP) — Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s financial crisis deepens, as many believe…

  • Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn’t quite fulfill its destiny. Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week’s 61st annual Fancy…

  • Beer of the Week: Green Flash Silva Stout

    WASHINGTON — Summer time is all about the light. But, don’t be afraid of the dark! WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year…

  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations’ food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program…

  • Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year high

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. The state’s bourbon inventory reached a 40-year high last year, with nearly…

  • This $16 Hot Dog Is No Ballpark Frank

    (NEW YORK) — The hot dog is a staple of American summer. As the country celebrates the Fourth of July this weekend, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates Americans will eat approximately 150…

  • Pricey NYC restaurant settles wage violation complaint

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City’s most expensive restaurants agreed to settle a complaint that it added a 20 percent charge for banquets and did not pass the money on to its…

  • Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and…

  • SoBe Apologizes for Joke Bottle Cap Message About ‘Trapped’ Worker

    (NEW YORK) — Beverage brand SoBe is apologizing for a joke message under its bottle caps that has caused some alarm among drinkers. Some customers say the message under some SoBe caps with the words,…