• Starbucks Jan 17

    5 Injured After Truck Slams Into Chicago Starbucks

    Five people were injured after a truck slammed into a Starbucks in suburban McHenry on Thursday evening, according to police.

  • Starbucks Jan 16

    Starbucks Expands Presence in Low-Income Communities

    Starbucks is expanding a program that tries to help low-income communities by opening coffee shops in them and hiring local workers. The Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. Each store will have event space and Starbucks will partner with local United Way chapters to offer programs like...

  • Starbucks Jan 7

    Starbucks Introduces New Nondairy Drinks and Tests Oat Milk

    Starbucks announced Tuesday that it would introduce oat milk regionally and add two new dairy-free drinks to its U.S. and Canadian menus. Oat milk will be coming to 1,300 cafes in the Midwest.

  • taxes Dec 16, 2019

    These 91 Companies Paid No Federal Taxes in 2018

    Nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies effectively paid no federal taxes in 2018, according to a new report. The study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank, covers the first year following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act championed by President Donald Trump, which was signed into law in December 2017. The report covers 379 companies...

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Here’s What Restaurants Are Offering Black Friday Deals

    When most people think of Black Friday deals, they picture discounts on electronics, toys or clothing. But restaurant chains also offer their own deals. Here’s where to find deals on restaurant gift cards and discounted food and drinks on Black Friday.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Look Inside: World’s Largest Starbucks in Chicago

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Disneyland Visitor Might Have Exposed Others to Measles

    A Disneyland visitor might have exposed others to measles earlier this month at the Anaheim theme park, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

  • Oct 9, 2019

    Family and Friends Grieve for Man Killed by Hyattsville Police

    Dozens of people packed the streets in Hyattsville, Maryland, Tuesday night to remember a man who was shot and killed by ten police officers. News4’s Derrick Ward reports.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    ACLU Questions Police Procedure in Fatal Shooting of Suspect in Hyattsville

    The ACLU is questioning the events that led up to the deadly use of force by police in Hyattsville after an armed suspect was shot and killed. Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Report Reveals the ‘Best Coffee Cities in America’ for 2019

    Java culture is all around us – so much so that, according to a Reuters poll, 63 percent of Americans age 18 or older say they drank coffee the previous day. With this in mind, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities in the country across 14 key indicators of coffee lover-friendliness to determine the best coffee cities in America and...

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Earn $1,000 Just for Drinking Coffee? There’s a Catch

    A marketing campaign aimed at coffee consumers promises to give $1,000 to a person who refrains for a month from buying from “corporate coffee shops” and instead visits only local coffee shops.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    How Walmart and Other Big Companies Are Trying to Recruit More Teenage Employees

    Of Walmart’s 1.4 million U.S. workers, less than 25,000 are in high school. The company acknowledges that’s a very small percentage, and it’s especially small when compared to other companies in its industry. So Walmart is trying a new recruiting approach: offering high school students free SAT and ACT prep, subsidizing a large chunk of their tuition, and the chance...

  • Sep 6, 2019

    CVS, Walgreens Urge Against Openly Carrying Guns in Stores

    Drug chains CVS and Walgreens as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even where state laws allow it. The announcements on Thursday follow similar moves by Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, as well as Kroger earlier this week. Walmart also said it...

  • Sep 6, 2019

    Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He Won’t Run for President

    Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will not run for president after exploring whether to do so earlier this year, he announced in a letter posted online early Friday. “My belief in the need to reform our two-party system has not wavered, but I have concluded that an independent campaign for the White House is not how I can best serve...

  • Sep 2, 2019

    Philly Starbucks Barista Wrote ‘ISIS’ on Muslim Man’s Cup

    A man wearing a traditional Middle Eastern tunic told a barista at a Starbucks in Philadelphia his name was “Aziz.” The employee wrote “ISIS” on his cups. Niquel Johnson told NBC News that he was dressed in a thobe — an ankle-length, long sleeve garment — when he ordered three drinks, one for himself and the others for two friends...

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Starbucks Is Introducing Its First New Pumpkin Coffee Beverage Since the Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Sixteen years after introducing the pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks is finally bringing a new pumpkin drink to its fall menu: the pumpkin cream cold brew. Starbucks started working on the new cold brew drink earlier this year, landing on a drink made with cold brew and a vanilla base and topped with frothy pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting...

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Doggy Con: a Pop Culture Convention for Canine Fanatics

    Atlanta’s scorching August heat didn’t stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention. Doggy Con drew hundreds of dog owners and spectators Saturday to an Atlanta park for their own small...

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Mormon Church Warning: Beware of Fancy Coffee Drinks

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by “competent” doctors. The new guidance in the August issue of a church youth magazine does not include fundamental changes to...

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Chick-Fil-A Adds Mac and Cheese to Its Menu, Making a Rare Change

    Chick-fil-A is rolling out a new menu item Monday: mac and cheese. The item is Chick-fil-A’s first permanent side addition to its menu since 2016. Unlike other fast-food competitors, the Atlanta-based company rarely adds new menu items. “We have a very high bar when it comes to adding a menu item, but the feedback from our customers in the test...

  • Jul 10, 2019

    McDonald’s US Franchises Ask For a Southern-Style Chicken Sandwich to Compete With Chick-fil-a

    McDonald’s U.S. franchisees want a chicken sandwich to rival Chick-fil-A’s as the Southern chain’s threat to their business continues to grow. “A Chicken Sandwich at McDonald’s should be our top priority,” the National Owners Association board said in an email addressed to fellow operators on Wednesday. U.S. franchisees formed the NOA last year as the Chicago-based company pushed discounts and...

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