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Starbucks, Home of the $4 Latte, Is Moving Into Poor Areas

DETROIT — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs...

California Feud With Trump Could Impact Budget Surplus

SACRAMENTO — California is bracing for a much smaller budget surplus next year because of its ongoing feud with the Trump administration about a tax involving Medicaid, the state's chief budget writer said Monday. California is projected to have a $7 billion surplus, with $3 billion of it available to...

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rule in 13 States

OAKLAND — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12...