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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. “All of these programs are with the intent of being purposeful and profitable." — John Kelly, Starbucks executive vice president of public affairs a...
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Dems Roast Starbucks Tycoon Over Independent 2020 Bid

SEATTLE — The most powerful super PAC in Democratic politics is promising to make former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz "a target" if he launches an independent presidential bid. Democrats across the political spectrum lashed out at the billionaire businessma...
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Nike Is Latest US Company Involved in Culture Wars

NEW YORK — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled i...