Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for the first Starbucks in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Make room Juan Valdez: Starbucks opens in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Make room Juan Valdez, it’s time to meet the green-aproned barista. On Wednesday, Starbucks made its much-anticipated debut in the country synonymous with coffee after decades of roasting Colombia’s Arabica beans […]


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

Starbucks chair co-writing book on military vets

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, […]


FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2012 file photo, Starbucks barista Linsey Pringle prepares a cup of coffee at a Starbucks Corp. store in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks hiking prices on drinks, bagged coffee

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged […]


A customer enjoys a coffee at Starbucks. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Starbucks contribution to scholarship overstated

NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out Starbucks isn’t contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week. The Seattle-based company unveiled a program Monday that included a scholarship […]


In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 photo, the Starbucks logo is seen at one of the company's coffee shops in downtown Chicago. Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week. They will be able to choose from a number of educational programs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. The coffee chain […]


Starbucks coffee drinks  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Obama makes a coffee shop run, avoiding most press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama slipped out of the White House for a run to a nearby Starbucks, ahead of the knot of White House reporters who normally accompany him when he leaves the […]


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‘Secret’ menus revealed for numerous fast food joints

Fast food restaurants like In N’ Out and Five Guys are notorious for their secret menus, but they aren’t the only establishments that keep some creations under wraps. The website is a one-stop-shop for […]


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 pastry makeover hits a glitch

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is learning that people really like their sliced cake loaves. The Seattle-based coffee company says it will start bringing back its cake slices in response to customer feedback. The company […]


People wait at Dumb Starbucks coffee in Los Angeles Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

‘Dumb Starbucks’ can’t outsmart health inspectors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brains behind the “Dumb Starbucks” coffee shop generated a lot of buzz with their publicity stunt — but they couldn’t outwit health inspectors, who shut the store on its fourth […]


The sign at Dumb Starbucks coffee in Los Angeles, is displayed Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

‘Dumb Starbucks’ in Los Angeles tied to comedy duo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filming permits show that the “Dumb Starbucks” coffee shop generating buzz in Los Angeles is tied to a comedy production company. The store opened Friday and has been giving away free […]




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