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  • Mega coffee shop mixes politics and lattes [Commentary]

    Forget Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or even Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. An emerging political force in the recent months, including time during the federal shutdown, doesn't represent the Republican or Democratic party — at...
  • Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby

    Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby
    If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
  • Don't blame Starbucks for caving to the gun lobby

     Don't blame Starbucks for caving to the gun lobby
    I respectfully disagree with your editorial characterizing Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz as having caved to the gun lobby ("Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby," Sept. 19). The company recently decided to make their restaurants less welcoming to...
  • Packing heat with your hot coffee

    As a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, I am shocked and confused over why Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently banned smoking within 25 feet of the company's coffee shops but continues to allow customers to carry loaded weapons...
  • Retailers contort brick-and-mortar experience to fit phone-sized space

    Diamond retailer Blue Nile prides itself on being one of the pioneers of e-commerce, but its first inkling that smartphones would bring yet another revolution to the online marketplace took the company completely by surprise. In 2009, a buyer sitting...
  • Starbucks retools pastry menu after customer complaints

    CHICAGO — Starbucks is bringing back the sliced lemon cake. After the coffee chain bought gourmet-baking company La Boulange in 2012, it used the acquisition to add fancier pastries to U.S. locations. Now Starbucks is discovering that some...
  • Coffee's third wave?

    Coffee's third wave?
    NEW YORK — Do you remember when Starbucks was cool? It opened in Seattle in the 1970s as a local specialty roaster, a trendy alternative to the prevailing generic swill. Then former employee Howard Schultz bought it in 1987, and with help from...
  • Starbucks CEO announces $30-million effort to help veterans

    Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz has announced that he will donate $30 million to benefit the 2.5 million U.S. soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The money will go toward job training, and research and treatment for those...
  • Starbucks to add alcohol in evenings at thousands of stores

    Starbucks to add alcohol in evenings at thousands of stores
    Starbucks will expand its evening alcohol and light bites menu, which includes bacon-wrapped dates and Malbec wine, to thousands of stores, Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead said in a phone interview. The rollout, which can help boost sales, will...
  • Starbucks partners with Oprah, plans alcohol in thousands of stores

    Starbucks partners with Oprah, plans alcohol in thousands of stores
    Starbucks Corp. will extend its post-4 p.m. Evenings menu, which includes alcohol, to thousands of stores nationwide. The program is already available at more than 25 locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and Atlanta, according to the...
  • Oprah Winfrey chai teas headed to Starbucks

    Oprah Winfrey has her own magazine and television network, and now, the former queen of daytime TV is headed to Starbucks. Winfrey announced a collaboration with the coffee giant to make and sell an Oprah line of Teavana teas at the company's annual...
  • Starbucks 'aware' of Dumb Starbucks, 'evaluating next steps'

    Starbucks 'aware' of Dumb Starbucks, 'evaluating next steps'
    Dumb Starbucks, the parody coffee shop in Los Feliz that launched a thousand tweets (and probably more), has caught the eye of the green monster to the north from which it takes its name. Starbucks Corp., only the largest coffeehouse chain in the world,...