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  • Starbucks offers free coffee to urge end to shutdown stalemate

    Starbucks offers free coffee to urge end to shutdown stalemate
    With the federal government now in its second week of the shutdown and legislators at an impasse, Starbucks Corp. is hoping to set an example for Washington by offering free coffee. Wednesday through Friday, the Seattle java chain will give customers...
  • Kathleen Sebelius defends Obamacare on 'Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

    When the first thing Jon Stewart brought up was the technical problems that have bedeviled the rollout of Obamacare, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius should have known the interview wasn't going to be a walk in the park. Sebelius...
  • 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,...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz hands off day-to-day duties

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz hands off day-to-day duties
    Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz is passing off day-to-day duties at the world’s largest coffee chain to his chief financial officer. Schultz will focus on blending the company’s bricks-and-mortar, e-commerce, digital, card and...
  • Starbucks to open first 'Zen-like' tea house, remaking Teavana Fine Teas

    Starbucks to open first 'Zen-like' tea house, remaking Teavana Fine Teas
    Starbucks transformed coffee culture around the world. Can it do the same with tea? The Seattle-based company on Thursday is opening Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar, its first ever tea house, in New York City. Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar will serve tea...
  • CCTV shops for Blakeway's 'Branding'

    HONG KONG - Luxury-mad Chinese will get a chance to learn more about the international brands they are buying in a new series "The Secrets of Branding" being produced by the UK's Blakeway Productions for China Central Television (CCTV). The 8-part...
  • The Starbucks effect: Should Big Business step into the debt limit fray?

    The Starbucks effect: Should Big Business step into the debt limit fray?
    Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, has jumped into the shutdown/debt limit mess with an open letter to his fellow business leaders urging them to pressure politicians to end the "current stalemate" in Washington.  Schultz's...
  • Challenge for Activision CEO: capitalizing on next-gen game consoles

    Challenge for Activision CEO: capitalizing on next-gen game consoles
    In his only big-screen film role, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick appeared in "Moneyball" as a penny-pinching owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. "I'm asking you to be OK not spending money that I don't have," he tells...
  • Former Goldman Sachs exec David Viniar joins Square board

    Former Goldman Sachs exec David Viniar joins Square board
    SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Twitter prepares for a hotly anticipated initial public offering, its co-founder Jack Dorsey already is about to debut a second act. His start-up Square, one of the fastest-growing young companies by revenue and one of...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Duck Dynasty' on A&E

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Duck Dynasty' on A&E
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Revolution When a Texas Ranger (Jim...
  • Starbucks gun stance: Do you support chain's new stand on weapons?

    Starbucks gun stance: Do you support chain's new stand on weapons?
    Starbucks has announced a new policy asking gun owners to "no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas," a position that immediately began kicking up controversy for the coffee giant. The new policy is, in effect, a soft ban as...
  • Navy Yard: America's ho-hum response to mass shooting, gun control

    We’re all feeling a little desensitized now, aren’t we? Another mass shooting. Ho hum. Nothing will change, so why bother making noises about the gun sickness that pervades this country? Congress won’t do anything to tighten up...