Frances J. Abel

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Your dark chocolate addiction is driving up the price of chocolate

Cocoa prices are climbing fast. Cocoa futures jumped to $2,868 per ton ($3,161 per tonne) on Jan. 27, the highest price since mid-September of 2011.<p>Cocoa prices are soaring for several reasons, but one in particular is rising demand for darker chocolate, which takes more cocoa to make. The average …

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Vertical Glass House Features Transparent Floors & Ceilings

<i>Vertical Glass House</i>, a four-story building in Shanghai, China, proves that architecture has the ability to be both inconspicuous and provocative. Designed by architect Yung Ho Chang of the firm Atelier FCJZ, the outside of this house has a very simple, unassuming concrete facade that's broken only …

Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says

WASHINGTON -- At least 50 Americans have joined the mix of extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President<p>Bashar Assad, and some could try to mount terrorist attacks at home, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday.<p>Intelligence officials say the Syrian civil war has become one of …

Congress approves 5-year farm bill

The long-tortured farm bill cleared Congress on Tuesday, ending a two-year struggle that split the old farm-food coalition as never before and dramatized the growing isolation of agriculture and rural America in an ever more urban House.<p>Written off as dead just months ago, the giant five-year …

Obamacare to cut work hours by equivalent of 2 million jobs: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the American workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. economy.<p>U.S. President …