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Small coffee producer prevails over Starbucks

TUFTONBORO, N.H. (AP) — A small New Hampshire coffee producer that operates out of a barn has prevailed in a trademark infringement case brought by Starbucks over a blend called “Charbucks.” “We’re just a mom-and-pop […]

11/18/2013

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

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Starbucks to open ‘tea bar’ in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is trying to make tea trendy, with plans to open its first “tea bar” in New York City. The Seattle-based company says Teavana Fine Teas + Teavana Tea Bar will […]

10/23/2013

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

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Starbucks pick-up turns into viral Instagram video

It’s not uncommon for someone to pick up another person in line at Starbucks. If we’re being honest, who hasn’t felt especially generous or swoon-able while anticipating a warm pumpkin spice latte? A man at […]

10/09/2013

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 to partner with Google to upgrade Wi-Fi

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says it’s reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Starting in August, new U.S. […]

07/31/2013

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Deaf NY Starbucks patrons sue, say they’re mocked

NEW YORK (AP) – Some Starbucks workers in the city were so rude to deaf customers they mocked them and called the police to try to get them kicked out, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit […]

07/16/2013

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NY court: Starbucks’ baristas must share tips

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court says Starbucks’ baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors, but assistant managers are left out in the cold. The Court of Appeals on Wednesday found that […]

06/26/2013

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Wake-up call: Starbucks to post calorie counts

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers: showing the calories in its drinks. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide […]

06/18/2013

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Starbucks to ban smoking within 25 feet of cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks customers will soon have to stamp out their cigarettes before approaching the cafes. The Seattle-based chain says it will start banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores, beginning Saturday, […]

05/31/2013

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