Photo of Belith Ariza, a barista trainer at Starbucks

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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US Consumer Confidence Ticked Down in December

BALTIMORE — U.S. consumer confidence slipped ever so slightly in December, as expectations fell about economic growth over the next six months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence ...