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Starbucks CEO Talks "Upstanders" Series, Endorses Hillary Clinton

How do we "refill the reservoir... with optimism?" The CEO of Starbucks has some ideas, and they have little to do with government. The answer, he says, if "ordinary people doing extraordinary things."

Caffeinated Rewards: A Look at Coffee Loyalty Programs

FOOD/DRINK | By Candice Choi | Mar 31
Some Starbucks customers are vowing to take their money elsewhere after the company said it was overhauling its loyalty program, but finding an alternative may require a little homework.

Tempest in a Coffee Cup: What's Starbucks Flap All About?

CORPORATE | By Adam Geller | Nov 14
The brew-haha of supposed outrage that has spilled forth since the Starbucks coffee chain served up what looked, at first glance, like a seasonal throwaway is increasingly hard to figure.

Let The Pumpkin Spice Latte Battle Begin

FOOD/DRINK | By Donna Gordon Blankinship | Aug 18
The pumpkin spice latte battle is heating up just in time for fall. Starbucks and Panera are hyping reformulated versions of the popular drinks - which will include real pumpkin - in a fight to win over fans of the beverage in coming weeks.

Starbucks Raises Rainbow Flag to Celebrate Pride

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 27
To celebrate Seattle Pride’s 40th anniversary, Starbucks officials raised a huge 800-square-foot rainbow flag overs its headquarters in Washington state Monday.

Starbucks-Owned Chain to Offer Burgers

Starbucks is dipping its toe into the burger business, with plans to open an outpost of its La Boulange chain that caters to the dinner crowd.

LaBarbera Wants You to Dump Oprah’s ’Lesbian Tea’

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | May 14
A lesbian-inclusive ad campaign run by Starbucks, a week prior to Mother’s Day, has Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality president Peter LaBarbera going after the coffee giant with one of his "dreaded" email campaigns.

Oprah Gives Starbucks Tea a Celebrity Shot

CELEBRITIES | By Candic Choi | Mar 20
Oprah Winfrey announced that Oprah Teavana Chai Tea will be sold at Starbucks cafes beginning April 29.

Starbucks Unveils Tea Bar in New York City

FOOD/DRINK | By Candice Choi | Oct 24
Starbucks is opening a new cafe in New York City, and it won’t serve any coffee. The Seattle-based company on Thursday plans to open its first Teavana "tea bar," where people can order specialty drinks and small dishes in a trendy, cafe-like setting.

Starbucks Progressive Puts it in Hot Seat on Guns

CORPORATE | By Candice Choi | Sep 18
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 laws.

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