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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Outlook 'Uncertain' For Global Economy, Yellen Tells Congress

Testifying for the first time since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, Janet Yellen says volatility in the global markets means that "as is always the case, the economic outlook is uncertain."
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A Form Of Extortion Or Just Smart Planning? Va. Considers Limiting Proffers

The General Assembly has voted to rein in a system that makes demands on builders, but there are still pockets of resistance to the idea, especially in Northern Virginia.

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Low Prices Cause Carnage In The Oil Industry

When you pull up to the gas pump, low oil prices may make you smile. Low prices are wreaking havoc in oil states. We check in with a big oil field services firm based in Texas to assess the damage.
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Japan Is Selling Bonds Guaranteed To Lose You Money

With the global economy in turmoil, interest rates on some government debt are falling below zero.
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5 Things To Know About President Obama's Budget

This is Obama's last chance to give Congress his full policy wish list in budget form.
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Consumer Confidence Slides In China, With Effects Beyond Its Borders

As China's stock market falls and economic growth slows, Chinese consumers are putting off purchases and trying to get their money overseas.
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Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival

The massive red carpet at the opening of a social housing project has sparked a barrage of criticism in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.
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Fact Check: GOP Candidates On Taxes And Downgrades

The U.S. doesn't have the highest taxes in the world ... but it's close if you're talking about corporate taxes.
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After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?

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