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
burgerking

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.

Starbucks debuts wordless logo - NYDN

US | Laura Donovan

Who needs text? When you’re Starbucks, your siren logo can stand alone

Mika Brzezinski: Let Them Eat Starbucks! - TheDC

Business | Jeff Poor

‘Morning Joe’ co-host rips nutritional content of McDonald’s, a direct competitor of her shows sponsor

Starbucks to double the rate of store openings - Bloomberg

Business | Pat McMahon

Despite the current economy, the coffee powerhouse plans to double the rate at which they open a store — to more than the once a day average

Labor impasse looms over NFL's return to L.A. - Fox Business

Business | interns

Because of the uncertainty created for all parties by the labor standoff, it’s highly unlikely a deal to bring football back to L.A. will get done before a new agreement

Coffee conglomerate slows down - The Atlantic

Business | interns

Starbucks proposes a new strategy to baristas, advising them to slow down and increase coffee making theatrics

Starbucks hikes drink prices due to soaring coffee cost - CNN

US | Vince Coglianese

The coffee giant is set to pass on its expenses to consumers

Five days by Reagan ranch

Opinion | Matt O'Connor

Americans will redeem themselves at the ballot box in November.

Bedbugs take Manhattan - NYT

US | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Beyond the bites and the itching, the bother and the expense, victims of the nation’s most recent plague are finding that an invisible scourge awaits them in the form of bedbug stigma

Java Divas: 'Where Hooters meets Starbucks' - TheDC

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Unlike at other jobs, the employees of Java Divas never have to worry about being scolded for wearing outfits that are too risque

Starbucks offering free Wi-Fi - NY Times

Business | interns

Free Wi-Fi goes into effect July 1 at all locations