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Non-GMO, Gluten Free, GMP manufacturing—these are the new terms that health-conscious consumers are gravitating towards. These products include food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and even clothing. The modern supply chain has been transformed into a mostly-transparent delivery system where brands are no communicating directly with consumers. FDA regulations pose a reasonably robust line to be walked…

From The Washington Post: The U.S. economy expanded 1.9 percent between October and December, government data showed Friday morning, capping off a long period of tepid expansion under the Obama administration. For the full-year 2016, the economy grew 1.6 percent, the lowest reading on record since 2011 and down from an increase of 2.6 percent the prior…

From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation “does work,” quietly giving ground after growing public concern about a return to Bush-era use of waterboarding and other especially harsh procedures. Trump made his comments at a…

From The Associated Press: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Hollywood royalty who played Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” and turned her experiences with addiction and mental illness into bestselling books, a hit film and popular stage performances, died Tuesday after suffering a medical emergency aboard a flight on Friday.…

From The Washington Post: American health-care spending, measured in trillions of dollars, boggles the mind. Last year, we spent $3.2 trillion on health care — a number so large that it can be difficult to grasp its scale. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals what patients and their insurers…

From The Washington Post: The Dow Jones industrial average reached a record high on Wednesday amid growing hopes that President-elect Donald Trump would deliver major stimulus to the economy. The index rose 218 points, or 1.2 percent, to close at 18,808, while the broader Standard & Poor’s 500 stock-index also gained. Among the factors driving the…

From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential transition (all times EST): 7:16 p.m. Several hundred well-wishers and a high school band greeted Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he landed in Indiana for the first time since Tuesday’s election. Fire trucks sprayed streams of water in the air over the…

From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — Furiously campaigning to the last, Hillary Clinton tried Monday to emerge from the cloud of suspicion that has followed her campaign and close her historic bid with a call for unity and hope. Donald Trump vowed not to make it easy. Both candidates set exhausting schedules for the…

From The Washington Post: The Federal Reserve on Wednesday subtly hinted that it could be ready to raise its influential interest rate in December amid steady improvement in the job market and solid economic growth. For now, however, the central bank’s top officials voted to keep rates unchanged following their two-day policy meeting in Washington.…

From The Associated Press: PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — With the turbulent White House race scrambled in new directions, Donald Trump is campaigning with rare discipline like his presidential campaign hinges on one all-too-familiar swing state: Florida. “‘Stay on point, Donald, stay on point,'” the Republican nominee, in Pensacola, teasingly quoted his staff as saying. “No…