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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 …


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Starbucks opens first artisanal Princi bakery

Starbucks is taking Howard Schultz’s romance with Italian espresso and food to a new level with Tuesday’s unveiling inside the Starbucks Roastery of a high-end shop inspired and implemented by …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Starbucks posts disappointing sales figure, will sell Tazo

Starbucks is reporting disappointing sales growth at its coffee shops around the world and says it will sell its Tazo tea brand to Unilever for $384 million.


Motley Fool: What’s brewing at Starbucks

Starbucks has great growth potential abroad, and is targeting population-rich China, among other locations.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …


Starbucks founder questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Man ejected from downtown Spokane Starbucks last year withdraws $1,000 offer for date

Lucas Werner, the 37-year-old Spokane man who made


UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Starbucks joins Lady Gaga for ‘Cups of Kindness’ campaign

The “Cups of Kindness” campaign begins Tuesday and runs through Monday. Starbucks said 25 cents from every drink will be donated to Gaga’s “Born This Way” foundation, which has an …


Top-paid CEO in Washington last year was head of Starbucks

A new survey shows the top paid executive in Washington state last year was the head of Starbucks.