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  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is higher this afternoon as deals and economic news give stocks a lift. The Nasdaq has touched 5,000…

  • Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen has found a new publishing home. Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it had reached a distribution deal with the celebrity chef’s Paula Deen Ventures. Hachette’s plans include selling…

  • EU nations get power to ban genetically-modified crops

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc’s food safety authority. The 28 EU member…

  • Glen Burnie man will be on new Food Network show

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A Glen Burnie man is one of the 10 home cooks appearing on the new Food Network show “All-Star Academy.” When the show premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. Joseph Harris…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • Beer of the Week: Hardywood Park-Cigar City The Milkman Chocolate Milk Stout

    WASHINGTON — It’s a chocolate milk treat for the 21-and-over kids. WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Hardywood Park-Cigar City…

  • Spike Mendelsohn to head DC Food Policy Council

    District Mayor Muriel Bowser has named prolific D.C. chef Spike Mendelsohn as chair of the District’s new Food Policy Council. Mendelsohn will head efforts to promote the food economy and entrepreneurship, improve food access and…

  • Charlottesville restaurateurs oppose tax increase

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some Charlottesville restaurant owners are opposing a proposed 25 percent increase in the city’s meals tax. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/185w65j ) that a half-dozen restaurateurs attended a meeting organized by…

  • Garden Plot: Easy-to-grow fruit and veggies

    Meet Mike in Chantilly next weekend! Mike will appear at the Capital Remodel & Garden Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 2. Special deal: Enter promo code…

  • Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical…

  • First lady: US experiencing food ‘culture change’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts,…

  • Online auction offers Rhino Bar goods for sale

    WASHINGTON — A local bar that’s been filling pints since 1998 is about to close its doors for good, and everything inside is being sold to the highest bidder in an online auction. Rhino Bar…

  • Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

    NEW YORK (AP) — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting…