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UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Starbucks’ Schultz mulling ‘philanthropy to public service’

Starbucks Corp.’s Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman of the coffee company he helped transform into a global brand, and says public service may be in his future.


‘Roseanne’ fiasco is just the latest in TV’s rehiring of bad apples

As the acclaimed poet Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them – the first time.”


Starbucks faces long road in racism fight after massive training

Starbucks shut its roughly 8,000 company-owned stores for the closed-door training, but it let a few reporters interview some senior managers, including Ruffin, after they went through the four-hour session …


Starbucks bathroom policy could set unrealistic standard for small businesses

As Starbucks adopts an open bathroom policy, some local businesses may find it hard to meet growing expectations


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Starbucks starts closing stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers Tuesday to talk about race with each other.


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Starbucks training a first step, experts say, in facing bias

Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of …


Starbucks previews next week’s racial bias training for 8,000 stores

Starbucks on Wednesday unveiled a preview of its unconscious bias training days before it will close 8,000 stores for four hours on the afternoon of May 29.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Amazon, Starbucks pledge $25,000 each to campaign for referendum on Seattle head tax

Amazon and Starbucks are among companies that have promised to cut large checks to a campaign collecting signatures for a referendum on Seattle’s head tax.


Starbucks: You don’t have to buy coffee to sit in our cafes or use our restrooms

Starbucks is now allowing people to use its restrooms and sit in its cafes and patios even if they do not buy anything.


New Starbucks policy: No purchase necessary to sit in cafes

Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Seattle approves business tax for homelessness

The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Starbucks tells employees: Let anyone use the restroom

Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven’t bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Nestle to take over sales of Starbucks in grocery aisles

Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to handle global retail sales of Starbucks’s coffee and tea outside of its coffee shops.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle $1 each and $200K for young entrepreneur program

Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Truck hauling Starbucks products and headed for Spokane had 126 pounds of meth, police say

About 126 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs were seized from a semitruck hauling Starbucks products that was headed to Spokane on Thursday, according to the Centralia Police Department.


Starbucks key sales figures surpasses market expectations

Starbucks Corp., which has been addressing fallout over the arrest of two black men at one of its Philadelphia stores, reported sales growth Thursday that modestly exceeded Wall Street expectations …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: America’s racism is a white problem

Racism is a white problem. I know that many white people will instinctively and emphatically resist that observation. They’ll note the self-evident truth that prejudice is confined to no one …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from the Starbucks in Philadelphia’s tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, where Robinson …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

The term used to describe encounters like the one recently at a Philadelphia Starbucks is “retail racism,” when minority customers are treated differently than white customers through a variety of …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Starbucks to train workers on ‘unconscious bias,’ CEO says

Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music and Wi-Fi. That’s one reason the arrest …


Motley Fool: Profits brewing

While there’s reason to monitor Starbucks’ slowing growth in the U.S., savvy investors focusing on the bigger picture could do well buying now, because the growth likely isn’t over.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

California judge rules that coffee requires cancer warning

Coffee sellers will have to post ominous warnings in California because each cup contains a chemical linked to cancer, a judge ruled.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Suspect identified in sexual assault case at a Starbucks in Spokane

A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

As coffee-cup controversy simmers, Starbucks vows to spend $10M to invent new ones

For the third time in a decade, Starbucks on Tuesday made a major commitment to redesigning paper coffee cups so they can be more widely recycled and composted, while emphasizing …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Starbucks launches credit card, hoping to jolt sales

Starbucks has a new product that it hopes will hook coffee lovers: a credit card.


Growing apparel company The Great PNW building new warehouse, office

The Great PNW, a local apparel company, is moving for a third time and quadrupling its space, a sign of its continued success selling Northwest-themed hats, T-shirts and other items.


Starbucks at Francis and Ash to undergo major renovation

The Starbucks at the corner of Francis Avenue and Ash Street in north Spokane will be substantially renovated, according to permits filed with the city.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Starbucks to add sick time, higher pay for store workers

Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular …