Howard Schultz

Coffee at a McDonald's restaurant. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

McDonald’s eyes bigger share of coffee market

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s wants to be a bigger player in the global coffee business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain on Thursday highlighted beverages as one of its key growth opportunities at a daylong […]

11/14/2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks asks customers to sign petition

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, better known for its piping hot coffee, is throwing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate. The world’s biggest coffee chain said Thursday that it will ask […]

10/10/2013

A Starbucks drink waits for a customer to pick it up as barista Josh Barrow prepares another, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks gives free coffee to customers who buy coffee for another

(AP) – Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock. And he’s giving away free coffee to customers who set an example how to do it. From Wednesday to […]

10/10/2013

Starbucks' corporate headquarters in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Starbucks’ progressive ways draw fire on guns

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has always set itself apart by taking strong positions on progressive political issues. Now that reputation has landed the company in the middle of the heated national debate over gun […]

09/18/2013

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Starbucks cups with a political message

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington. Employees are writing “Come Together” on cups for drink orders to send a message to lawmakers about the “fiscal cliff.”

12/26/2012

Starbucks to sell single-serve machine

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks Corp. is about to turn up the heat on the single-serve coffee market, and someone might get burned. The Seattle-based company says it will start selling its new single-serve brewer […]

09/20/2012