Deaf group sues Starbucks after being laughed at, pressured to leave by employees

Business | Maggie Lit
Starbucks Expansion

Lawsuit: They suffered ‘humiliation, embarrassment and emotional pain’

Starbucks moving away from using bug dye in drinks - TheDC

Business | Alexa Fee
Most Desired Coffee Shop: Starbucks. We think Obama went to a Starbucks this one time.

Making the transition away from cochineal dye, which has been known to cause allergic reactions

Starbucks adding energy drinks, factory jobs - Reuters

Business | interns
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Starbucks’ new line of ‘Refreshers’ beverages targets the $8 billion U.S. energy drink market

Coffee and a gun anyone? - Buckeye Firearms Association

Gun Laws & Legislation | Mike Piccione

Let’s do our part to make ANY Starbucks the safest place in the country to have a cup of Joe this Valentine’s Day!

Starbucks turns to happy hour to bring in more traffic - WaPo

Business | InternAdmin

The strategy is part of a broader experiment to find ways to lure Starbucks customers and even non-coffee drinkers into stores during slow periods of the day.

Starbucks raising prices - Reuters

Business | Kells Hetherington

Restaurant operators ranging from Chipotle Mexican Grill to McDonald’s Corp are also raising prices

Why working at Starbucks for three weeks was the toughest job I've ever had - BI

Business | admin

My initial idea of working a leisurely part-time job was completely false

Starbucks raises prices on drinks in US

Business | Kells Hetherington

To help recoup higher commodity and rent costs

Starbucks to Begin Collecting Donations to Stimulate U.S. Job Growth - AP

Business | InternAdmin

Coffee chain creates “Jobs for USA” program in hopes of stimulating economy

The Starbucks Tax: Coffee chain solicits donations for jobs program - AP

Business | admin

Seattle-based coffee company asks customers to consider donating $5

Starbucks CEO: 'I am deeply disappointed by the pervasive failure of leadership' - TheDC

Business | Nicholas Ballasy
Howard Schultz

‘We must restore hope in the American Dream’

Burger King adds oatmeal to the royal breakfast - AP

Business | Kells Hetherington

The world’s second-largest burger chain says the move balances its menu to offer customers a healthier breakfast option

Shorty sues Starbucks - Reuters

US | interns
Earns Starbucks

A Starbucks employee was fired for being small, yet the coffee shop insists we call a small drink tall

Starbucks calls for health care that helps, not harms, small businesses - TheDC

US | Caitlin Emma

Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz said current health care reform offers the right goals, but will ultimately harm small businesses

Starbucks reaches deal to bring single-cup pods to Keurig users - AP

Business | admin

Starbucks has been looking to beef up its presence in the fast-growing single-cup coffee market

Food police: Mika Brzezinski insisting show sponsor Starbucks 'make a teen drink with lower caffeine' - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

‘Morning Joe’ co-host attacks show sponsor and expresses concern over ‘teens juicing up on caffeine and getting over-caffeinated’

Empire State or Nanny State: Suffolk should not ban energy drinks

Opinion | Dr. Elizabeth Whelan & Michelle Minton

A New York county is considering banning energy drinks. That would be a mistake.

Pay for Starbucks by waving your phone - NYT

Tech | interns

Customers can now purchase their lattes by scanning an iPhone or BlackBerry

Starbucks introducing 'Trenta' cup - ABC News

Business | interns

Starbucks will soon offer a ‘Trenta’ cup, seven ounces larger than the ‘Venti’

2011 -- The year in review

Opinion | Rick Robinson

So much has happened in the last week, waiting 51 more weeks before writing a “year in review” column would be wrong.