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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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Why Broccoli Sprouts May Be a True Disease-Fighting Super Food

    (NEW YORK) — Broccoli has long been considered a “super food” but it’s sulforaphane — a concentrated form of the phytochemicals found in broccoli sprouts — that’s shaping up to be the true disease fighter.…

  • Chipotle says it’s finished the process of going GMO-free

    WASHINGTON — It took longer than they expected, but Chipotle has removed all genetically modified ingredients from its menu. The chain has been working for two years to get GMOs — genetically modified organisms —…

  • Russia tightens ban on European food imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is set to tighten its ban on food imports from Europe by restricting re-exports of fruit and vegetables through European countries. The deputy head of Russia’s agricultural regulator, Yulia Shvabauskene, says…